The pop-punk duo cancelled their show at Messiah College
New York punk duo Diet Cig cancelled their performance this coming week (November 29) at a Pennsylvania college due to discriminatory LGBT policies.
As Spin report, the band shared a note on Twitter that notes that they cancelled their show after “it was brought to our attention that they have some serious anti LGBT policies and we have no desire to support or benefit from an institution that discriminates against its LGBT”.
The band cite an Atlantic article that details some of Messiah College’s discriminatory policies, specifically the passage in the student handbook that reads: “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)”
See the cancellation tweet from Diet Cig below.
Diet Cig released their debut album ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ in April. Speaking to NME about the nature of being “soft punks”, the band said: “I think being soft can be just as punk and political as being aggressive, and we definitely have a lot of energy in what we do.”
“It’s OK to be empathetic and show your feelings and listen to other people’s feelings. It doesn’t make you any less punk or less strong”