'Sexy Liberal' comedy shows benefit Equality NC as statement against HB2
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Stephanie Miller Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour swings through Asheville with concepts to change minds, particularly in relation to the current political climate including the passage of HB 2.
"I think the pressure is becoming so enormous between corporate and legal, we wanted to help fight on every front we can, so here we are," said Stephanie Miller, a radio talk show host and comedienne.
She was joined by the comedy duo, Frangela, made up of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, and John Fugelsang.
They've partnered with Equality NC, an LGBT advocacy group, using their platforms to unite people against a law they feel is discriminatory.
"It's really not just anti-gay and anti-trans people. It's anti-democracy and that's always been the struggle in this country. It's never really been conservative vs. liberal. It's always been aristocracy against democracy," said Fugelsang.
While the fight against the law continues on the national stage, Callier says LGBT rights are constantly incorporated in their stand up acts.
"We've always done standups including marriage equality as part of our standup and we're both straight but it's important to us because we understand discrimination as black women and it's important to be able to come out and talk about it," Callier said.
The next stop for the tour is Minneapolis.
They plan to wrap up their 12-city tour right before voters head to the polls in November.