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North Carolina Passed A Law That Pissed This Latina Off So Much She Canceled Her Show

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are giving a big face palm to North Carolina now that the state government has passed HB2, an anti-LGBT law. The singers cancelled all of their concerts for their Future Now tour because, clearly, the state is stuck in the past.

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Here’s what they said in a statement:

“After much thought and deliberation, Nick and I have decided to cancel our shows in Raleigh and Charlotte. One of our goals for the Honda Civic Tour: Future Now has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are.

North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away some of the LGBT community’s most basic rights and protections. But we will not allow this to stop us from continuing to make progress for equality and acceptance.

We know the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law. #RepealHB2”

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Demi’s been a long-time supporter of the LGBT community and received GLAAD’s Vangard Award during GLAAD’s Media Awards, but she and Nick have a point – it’s about basic human rights.

This law they’re standing up against prohibits anyone to go into the restroom of the gender they identify with. Instead, it states a person must go to the bathroom of the gender they were assigned to at birth. Which means that a transgender person would have to go into a woman’s restroom because that’s the gender they were born with. The law also gives the power to the state and overrides any local government ordinances.

“Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas continue to be fearless advocates for LGBT equality and acceptance,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO. “By taking a firm stand against North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law, they’re sending a clear message to fans and lawmakers alike: hate should never be tolerated.”

Read more about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato’s statement here

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These Places Are Giving Churros A Hipster Twist And We’re Actually Not Mad About It

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These Places Are Giving Churros A Hipster Twist And We’re Actually Not Mad About It

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If you’re in Los Angeles and you’re craving churros, you won’t have much trouble finding ’em. You can get them from street vendors, local mercados, and – if you feel like paying premium prices – even places like Dodger Stadium and Disneyland. In an effort to stand out in this sea of churro goodness, there are a few spots in L.A. that are adding their own twists to the churros we all love. Check ’em out.

Churro Borough

This Los Feliz dessert staple is adding a new spin to Mexico’s unofficial national dessert. Make your taste buds go ? after trying these little churro wheels sandwiched around ice cream flavors like spicy hot chocolate, horchata sorbet and matcha green tea.

Ridges Churro Bar

One visit to Ridges Churro Bar and your childhood will thank you. You can get churro sticks coated with kid-friendly flavors, such as strawberry shortcake, Fruity Pebbles cereal and, if you’re feeling more grown up, Nutella.

Tacos Tu Madre

This Westwood taco spot is raising the churro bar by creating a brand new churro from the inside out. These red velvet churros filled with cream cheese frosting are a sweet contrast after a few savory tacos. ¡Esta para chuparse los dedos!

Horchateria Rio Luna

Horchateria Rio Luna’s churros are pretty traditional: Churros are sprinkled with sugar and get drizzled with syrups like cajeta or chocolate. Step inside the Horchateria Rio Luna, and you’ll find stuff like “Anything for Salinas” balloons and El Diablito loteria match books.

Mr. Churro

If Mr. Churro was a real person, we would be at his door step all the time to have churros rellenos filled with syrups like cajeta, chocolate, custard and, for all our Cubano friends out there, guava. ?

Churros Calientes

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Churros Calientes has all of the churros you need to make your heart feliz. This Santa Monica cafe and food truck cater to both fusion enthusiasts and traditionalists. The churros are reminiscent of your favorite $1 churro man or lady, but they can either be dipped in Spanish-style chocolate, eaten with a side of gelato, or drizzled with syrups like guava and dulce de leche.

Pasteleria 3 Luceros Bakery

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This bakery in Downey goes by the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Handwritten signs greet customers into a churro haven where a buck can go a long way. Carry out your crispy, doughy churros in a brown paper bag or a bright pink box, but be careful! The pink box will make it hard for your co-workers to resist a peek inside.

Did we miss any of your churro hot spots? Did you discover any new churro places you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

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