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The "Kinky Boots" Cast Released A Music Video Supporting Trans People's Right To "Just Pee"

"You change the world when you change your mind."

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In the wake of North Carolina's HB2 and similar anti-trans legislation, the cast of Kinky Boots and the show's co-creators, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, released a music video today entitled “Just Pee (Where You Want To Pee)" in support of the trans community.

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Set to the tune of the musical's finale, with lyrics rewritten by Lauper and Fierstein, the cast sings out lines calling for people to "relieve themselves triumphantly" and "just pee".

In the video, Lauper and Fiersten address the audience, asking the public to take the current bathroom controversy as an opportunity to "learn a little something."

"All we're asking for is a little sanity," Lauper adds.
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"All we're asking for is a little sanity," Lauper adds.

The original song even ends with the musical's own motto: "You change the world when you change your mind."

The video, released via the musical's Facebook and Twitter, has already sparked a lot of conversation:

In a statement released by Playbill, Fierstein declared it was time "to take a step back and laugh at our own absurdity."

So, you don't like transgender people? Have the balls to honestly say it. Today's bathroom controversy is fueled by the same bigots that sought to ban gay and lesbian teachers forty years ago. All these years later they're still hiding behind the claim that they're only protecting their children. These discussions are great opportunities to educate and strengthen the bonds that make us all one human family. But when I see discussions on social media proposing a men's room for adult males, a ladies' room for adult females, a little girls' room for little girls, a little boy's room for little boys and then another pair of bathrooms for little boys with a parent and little girls with a parent… Well, it's time to take a step back and laugh at our own absurdity. This video is a reminder that sometimes we go to the bathroom just to pee.

In a statement on her website, Cyndi Lauper stated she will be donating all the proceeds from her upcoming performance in Raleigh, NC to "Equality North Carolina's efforts to repeal HB2."

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