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WATCH: Charlotte transgender activists featured in British TV segment on HB2

The British television station Channel 4 recently broadcast a news segment on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation HB2, as well as the Obama administration’s directive to allow trans students to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and the states suing the federal government as a result. Charlotte transgender activists Lara Americo and Che Busiek …

Charlotte City Council removes “economic impact of HB2” from meeting, does not vote on repeal of ordinance

The Charlotte City Council removed the topic of the economic impact of HB2 and opted not take a vote on the repeal of the expanded LGBT non-discrimination ordinance at Monday night’s dinner meeting, which had been feared by community members and non-profit groups. Related: LGBT rights groups urge Charlotte City Council not to compromise with NCGA over HB2 …

Demi Lovato wears pro trans shirt at Billboard Awards, raising money for Equality NC, Time Out Youth

Demi Lovato performed her song “Cool for the Summer” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards wearing a shirt supporting the transgender community. #BBMAs: @DDLovato belts out ‘Cool for the Summer’ https://t.co/plRHXX7wF3 https://t.co/FafcTqOGgb — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 23, 2016 It featured a gender-inclusive restroom symbol and a replica will be on sale during her tour with Nick Jonas. …

McCrory backpedals slightly on HB2 with executive order, leaving most of anti-LGBT bill in place

Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Tuesday in response to the backlash against House Bill 2 (HB2), while leaving most of it in place. The order expands non-discrimination protections for state employees to include sexual orientation and gender identity, while keeping in place the prohibition against cities and counties from expanding their non-discrimination ordinances to …

City Council votes 7-4 to add LGBT protections to Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance

The Charlotte City Council voted Monday, Feb. 22, to expand the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, after over three hours of public comments. City Council voted 7-4 to approve adding LGBT protections to the ordinance, which already prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, age and religious …