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Dolly Parton's Trans-Supportive Message: Be Who You Are, Pee Where You Need

Dolly Parton's Trans-Supportive Message: Be Who You Are, Pee Where You Need

Dolly Parton

The singer, who performed in North Carolina last week, also says she doesn't care where she relieves herself.

Although Dolly Parton, unlike some other performers, didn't cancel her North Carolina show over the state's anti-LGBT House Bill 2, the longtime LGBT ally is still on our side.

"I think everybody should be treated with respect," Parton said in a video posted on CNN Money's Facebook page Friday. "I don't judge people. I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are. I just know if I have to pee, I'm going to pee, I don't care where it's going to be."

Parton performed in Greensboro Friday night, kicking off her Pure & Simple tour. Several other music stars, including Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr, canceled concerts in the state after the passage of HB 2, which among other things bars transgender people from using the public restrooms and locker rooms that comport with their gender identity, when those are located in government or public school buildings. It also negates LGBT-inclusive municipal nondiscrimination ordinances in the state and prevents the enactment of others.

Parton, by the way, wrote and performed the song "Travelin' Thru" for the 2005 movie Transamerica, which starred Felicity Huffman as a transgender woman meeting up with the son she never knew. The tune brought Parton an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Watch Parton's video message below.

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