"Transparent" is a forward-thinking show about transgender acceptance, but the kumbaya spirit stops at the bathroom door.
Sources connected with the production tell us, members of the crew are up in arms over the unisex bathroom on the set.
We're told the brass changed the drill ... from now on both bathrooms are open to all, with no restrictions. Just come on in and do your business, regardless of who's there.
Check out the sign -- it shows women and men ... and the symbol commonly used for all-genders.
The beef is that men, women and transgenders can all enter as they please, making it uncomfortable for some of the crew. Women are particularly worried about walking in and seeing a dude peeing at the urinal.
Now this is interesting ... we're told several crew members are too scared to complain, for fear they'll be labeled "transphobic," which would be the kiss of death on that set.
Cyndi Lauper will absolutely play her upcoming concert in North Carolina, but she's also joining the fight against the state's controversial HB2 law by forking over her profits.
Cyndi tells TMZ she will donate all profits from her June 4th show in Raleigh to Equality North Carolina -- an organization fighting to get HB2 overturned. She says, "I think the best way I can do my part is to turn my show into an entire day to build public support to repeal HB2." Her manager and agent will also donate their commissions.
Cyndi recently told one of our photogs that unlike Bruce Springsteen, who canceled his NC concert last weekend, she feels it's important to play for her LGBT fans there.
But she seems to be making it clear she has no beef with Bruce's strategy. She says "we all have to include ourselves in the effort" to build an inclusive society, but each person should do it the best way they know how.
Some of the biggest stars in the NFL are gay ... they're just not ready to come out publicly yet ... so says Super Bowl champ-turned-LGBT activist Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Let's face it ... none of the NFL players who have come out have really been top tier guys -- so we asked Brendon if we'll ever see an openly gay man achieve that household name recognition ... a la Peyton, Brady, Watt, etc.
That's when Brendon -- who's a big deal in the LGBT community -- told us those superstar guys already exist ... but they just don't feel ready to share their sexual orientation with the world.
The good news ... Brendon says we're moving in the right direction so it could happen sooner than later.
Cyndi Lauper won't be following in Bruce Springsteen's footsteps and protesting North Carolina's passage of the HB2 law ... not by boycotting concerts there anyway.
Cyndi, an active supporter of LGBT rights, has what sounds like a pretty surprising reaction to laws like HB2. She was in L.A. on Monday when she was asked if she'd pull the plug on shows -- a la Bruce and Bryan Adams?
Again, she's always been a supporter of the LGBT community, but Cyndi says she's still down to play in NC. Why? Check it out. It's ... confusing?
Bruce Springsteen just joined the fight against North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law by pulling the plug on an upcoming concert.
The Boss just announced he won't perform Sunday in Greensboro due to the passage of HB2 -- a law that forces transgender people to choose the bathroom that matches their birth certificate. It also limits the rights of LGBT people to sue over workplace violations.
Bruce said the law was drafted and passed by "people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens."
He added, "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry -- which is happening as I write -- is one of them."
Fans who had tickets to Sunday's show can get a full refund.
Stevie J is tearing into his baby mama Mimi Faust for coming out as a lesbian, because he's not cool with their 6-year-old daughter being raised by 2 women.
Stevie tells TMZ he doesn't condone Mimi's new relationship with GF, Chris. Mimi came out on Monday night's episode of "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta." He says he doesn't want his little girl being raised in a lesbian household, and thinks that's only a job for a dad and a mom.
Even more shade -- Stevie thinks Mimi's only deciding to be lesbian for a good story line on 'LHHA.'
He's not threatening legal action yet, and believes he'll convince Mimi to see things his way.