At last, Beyoncé kicked off her “Renaissance World Tour” Wednesday night in Stockholm, Sweden. The megastar’s first solo run since 2016 is full of plenty of on-stage spectacles, plus at least one unexpected surprise behind the scenes: Gender-neutral bathrooms for the entire Beyhive.
Photos shared to Twitter show a small DIY sign attached to the wall with duct tape, presumably over usual signs, indicating that at least most of the restrooms would be gender-neutral for the event. Considering the size of arenas Bey will be taking over to celebrate her three-act Renaissance project throughout the year, her team’s choice to make all the bathrooms gender-neutral is pretty significant.
It’s also worth pointing out that Beyoncé’s tour will be making stops in plenty of US states that have recently passed laws or policies banning gender-affirming care for kids under 18, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and more.
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This tour marks Beyoncé’s first full tour since the “On the Run II Tour” with Jay-Z in 2018. More recently, she sang “Be Alive” at the 2022 Academy Awards, and performed a private concert in Dubai in January 2023.
Beyonce’s team is making all of the bathrooms Gender Neutral on the #RENAISSANCEWorldTour pic.twitter.com/hsPPxyHHEK
— RENAISSANCE Updates (@B7Album) May 10, 2023