Rally to #RepealHB2 in Raleigh, North Carolina to be held on Monday

On Monday, April 25, the National Center for Transgender Equality, through their North Carolina Action Center, in collaboration with Equality North Carolina, the Human Rights Campaign, and the North Carolina NAACP, will be rallying against HB-2 in Raleigh, the state capital, and GLAAD will be on the ground to take part. This day of action comes after a wide array of businesses, organizations, and prominent figures have spoken out against this harmful law, and have called to #RepealHB2.



The North Carolina Action Center calls HB-2, a so-called "bathroom bill" that was recently signed into law, a "blatant attack on trans people" that takes away the rights of transgender individuals to use public restrooms in line with their gender identity. Additionally, HB-2 overrides all local ordinances addressing employment, wages, or public accommodations; essentially, HB-2 can allow the state government to completely minimize local nondiscrimination ordinances.


In an open letter to the trans community, NCTE said of the discriminatory law:


Make no mistake: this is terrible news. North Carolina has just written mandatory government discrimination into its law. You have every right to be angry. You have every right to be upset. You have every right to feel completely let down by the people who are supposed to be acting in your best interest.


This just means we’re going to keep fighting, and we’re fighting all the harder.


This coalition of pro-equality organizations will be protesting this harmful law in Raleigh on Monday. But first, they have distributed a petition for anyone in the country to sign. The groups will be delivering the petition to the North Carolina State House on Monday morning at 9:30 AM.


GLAAD will be on the ground on Monday to advocate for the repeal of HB-2. There will be events throughout the day, including the petition delivery, a speak-out, and trainings. The North Carolina NAACP has set up a Facebook event for the rally for anybody to check out and RSVP to.


Even if you may be unable to attend, you can still add your name to the petition to #RepealHB2. Additionally, you can use the hashtag #RepealHB2 on social media and contact Governor Pat McCrory to call for HB2's repeal.