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Governor’s staff responds to letter with two-sentence statement

Statement does not address many points in letter; governor declined further comment

Randy Riddle’s letter, printed below, was sent directly to Gov. Roy Cooper in Raleigh, N.C. as well as qnotes and several organizations in North Carolina. Many people seemed to feel that it expresses valid criticism of the governor and his support of HB142, the HB2 “repeal” that left much of the discriminatory law still in place.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11

Part of National LGBT History Month observances

National Coming Out Day helps to raise awareness of the LGBT community and its pursuit of its civil rights. It began 28 years ago on the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights held on Oct. 14, 1979.