Indigo Girls encourage debate over Michfest policies

Huffington Post Gay Voices

Though they’ll be on hand to perform, lesbian favorites the Indigo Girls are encouraging a protest against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for the event’s continued exclusion of transgender women. Andrea Gibson also recently announced her decision to cancel her performance at MWMF after receiving “heartfelt” feedback in light of the festival’s policy to be exclusive to cisgender women.

“We have made it clear that this will be our last time at the Festival until MWMF shows visible and concrete signs of changing their intention,” Amy Ray and Emily Saliers wrote on their site. “We have no animosity towards anyone in this case but see the deep and fearless legacy that MWMF has had during its existence and we honor that. We also honor the prayerfulness that has been a part of this struggle on both sides.”

Read the full statement here.

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