Celebrities Respond to Anti-Trans, Anti-Drag Laws

Williams also performed at the March “Love Rising” benefit, and voiced her support for trans and gender-nonconforming people while expressing her disappointment in the state of Tennessee.

“I think if you’re a drag performer in this town — skilled, talented, creative, amazing — I can’t help but think that they all wake up some morning and are like, ‘Why did I put my feet up? Fucked for this?’ You know? So here’s a Dina Carter song, “She Covered Dina Carter’s Did I Shave My Legs For This?”

She also opened up about the complicated relationship between her home state and her love for Nashville. “When I moved here to Tennessee, it was 10 days before I turned 13,” she said, per Variety. “My mom and I fled a very traumatic situation in our hometown in Mississippi, and Tennessee and Franklin were a refuge for us in 2001. It really saved my mom’s life. It changed the course of my life,” she Said. “… I have a lot to say about Nashville right now that might not be all that positive. But to start, I wanted to play this song. There are good people here who make it a good place to live.” trying to create. You are the… I don’t want to be a preacher, but I want to be the first to say that the creative community, the artists, the people I’ve met here, many of whom are part of the LGBTQ community , has changed my life and made me a better person.”

He later addressed Tennessee’s new anti-drag law. “What they’re doing with this anti-drag bill, and really it’s just a distraction from all these other horrible things they’re trying to pass here, it seems like we’re going through with our city We are in a relationship and do not get all that our state gives,” he said.