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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Some time early Wednesday evening, the news hit: on the eve of the deadline for North Carolina to have any chance of winning basketball tournaments from the NCAA, a proposal to repeal HB2 was in the works. However, we activists smelled a rat. NC House leader Phil Berger was calling the shots, everything was done [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]