The Bluebird nightclub in Bloomington announced yesterday that the Buju Banton concert that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled. We made a difference! Thanks to everyone who called or e-mailed the Bluebird management to let them know how offensive this man's homophobia truly is.
IUHRC (Indiana University Hoosier Rights Campaign) and OUT (IU GLBT Student Union) sent out a press release today inviting folks to still attend the protest they had planned for tonight. Instead of a protest, however, the activists are encouraging folks to "come join us inside the Bluebird for an evening of fun instead - from 9pm until close (usually 2 or 3am)." If you get a chance to attend, I'd highly recommend it. The Bluebird will be losing the money they would have made tonight and we should support their decision to cancel the show.
Please take a moment to e-mail the Bluebird and thank the management for their decision to support Bloomington's LGBT community.
This afternoon the Bluebird cancelled Buju Banton's concert, which was scheduled for Thursday, September 14. IUHRC (IU Hoosier Rights Campaign) and OUT (IU GLBT Student Union), along with all members of the Bloomington community, want to extend our sincerest thanks to the Bluebird management for this courageous decision. They have affirmed their long-running commitment to diversity, the GLBT community, and the values we share here in Bloomington: inclusion, tolerance, and civility.