Bite back: Diet Cig cancel show in light of college’s discriminatory LGBT policies

Diet Cig cancel show in light of college’s discriminatory LGBT policies

“We have no desire to support or benefit from an institution that discriminates,” said the band.

Diet Cig have cancelled a scheduled show at a Pennsylvania college in light of the institution having discriminatory LGBT policies. 

Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman were due to perform at Messiah College on 29th November, but have pulled the show. “It was brought to our attention that they have some serious anti LGBT policies.” tweeted  Diet Cig, “and we have no desire to support or benefit from an institution that discriminates against its LGBT”.

The band also linked to an article in The Atlantic, which details the policies in question. One passage in particular from the college’s ‘student handbook’ asks that “students who experience same sex attraction or identify as gay or lesbian are expected to refrain from ‘same sex sexual expression’ as it is embodied in culturally contextual practices (e.g., identifying as a couple or exhibiting expressions of physical intimacy)”. 

In other words, it’s bigoted bullshit. 

Read Diet Cig’s cancellation statement below. 

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