RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality NC, along with the Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union-North Carolina, Southerners on New Ground and other coalition partners, have taken to the road to host “What’s next?” for LGBT rights town hall meeting across the state in the aftermath of Amendment One passage on May 8.
These meetings will provide an opportunity for supporters to look forward and learn how together the community can continue to fight for full equality by electing pro-equality legislators, being effective grassroots leaders and providing vital work by sharing personal stories.
Other partners along the way include Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, Unitarian Universalist of the Outer Banks, People’s Alliance of Durham, Wilmington PRIDE, Campaign for Southern Equality, Neighbors for Equality, Cateret County Against Amendment One, All of Us, Democracy NC, Rocky Mount PFLAG, Moore Against Amendment One, Equality Winston, Winston Salem Interfaith Alliance, Winston-Salem PFLAG, Adam Foundation, Hickory Ministerial Alliance, Mitchell Country GSA, Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Straight Allies Charlotte.
The meeting schedule was kicked off at Tipsy Teapot on May 23 in Greenville, followed on June 4 in Raleigh at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. and Siler City on June 6 at the Earl B. Fitts Community Center, 111 S. 3rd St.
During the rest of the month the organizations will traverse the state hosting the LGBT-focused town hall events. The list includes: Kitty Hawk, June 12, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks, 831 Herbet Perry Rd.; Durham, June 13, 7 p.m., Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4907 Garrett Rd.; Wilmington, June 13, 7 p.m., Front St. Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; Asheville, June 14, 7 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St.; Morehead City, June 14, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Coastal Fellowship, 1300 Evans St.; Greensboro, June 18, 7 p.m., College Park Baptist Church, Chapel, 601 Walker Ave.; Rocky Mount, June 19, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 516 N. Church St.; Sandhills Community, June 20, 7 p.m., Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St.; Winston-Salem, June 24, 7 p.m., Green Street Methodist Church, 639 S. Green St.; Hickory, June 25, 7 p.m., Grace House (Old Hickory Funeral Home), 102 1st Ave., N.W.; Bakersville, June 26, 6 p.m., DT’s Blue Ridge Java, 169 Locust Ave., (Spruce Pine); Boone, June 27, 7 p.m., Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 381 E. King St.; and Charlotte, June 28, 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium, 430 S. Tryon St.