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Town hall with Tarte, or a 90-minute reminder that there’s no ‘moderate’ in the NCGA GOP

By | May 24th, 2017|HB2, North Carolina, Perspectives|

This isn’t a difference in philosophy. This is an attack on our schools, our environment, our young people’s right to the same opportunities, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or country of origin. And everyone’s right to be represented by someone who must answer to his or her constituents.

Safe Bathrooms

By | April 6th, 2017|HB2, Issues, LGBTQ, North Carolina, Perspectives|

Yelp recently has launched an app to pinpoint "safe bathrooms" for transgender people across the country.  First, let me state that in 20 years as an out trans woman...for the first nineteen of those years, I never had to give a single thought as to which bathroom to use! As a 20-years-out transgender woman who [...]

Basketball or Rights?

By | April 2nd, 2017|HB2, Issues, LGBTQ, North Carolina, Opinion, Uncategorized|

The ACC is signaling its acceptance of HB 142. News reports have it that Cooper was in constant contact with the NCAA and the NBA during the final phase of negotiations. It is clear now that the "compromise" has worked in terms of lifting the most symbolically important part of the economic boycott against our [...]

The Stain of HB2

By | March 22nd, 2017|Equality, HB2, Issues, LGBTQ, North Carolina, Opinion|

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of an ignominious event in North Carolina history: the passage of HB2, the law that will forever be known as the bathroom bill. Estimates vary about the exact economic losses this single statute has cost us, but the loss in pride, prestige, and standing in the nation and indeed the [...]

This Is Everyone’s North Carolina

By | March 21st, 2017|Gerrymandering, HB2, Perspectives|

By J. Denton Adams: Radical moderate, former North Carolina General Assembly journalist, attorney, and occasional activist. This is everyone’s North Carolina. It is neither liberal nor conservative. It’s not black, white, or brown -- it is all of the above. It isn’t male, female or anything else on the spectrum of gender. It isn’t gay or straight. [...]