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Google User Maps Safe Bathrooms in North Carolina

In the wake of Governor Pat McCrory signing HB2 into law in North Carolina, a Google user has created a “Safe Bathrooms” map that uses toilet paper icons to designate bathrooms that are safe for trans and gender non-conforming people in the state to use.

In the wake of Governor Pat McCrory signing HB2 into law in North Carolina, a Google user has created a “Safe Bathrooms” map that uses toilet paper icons to designate bathrooms that are safe for ...

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The differing responses to anti-LGBT laws in Georgia & North Carolina

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that he will veto HB757, Georgia’s version of a so-called “Religious Freedom” bill. Let’s be honest, he did this because everyone was looking at Georgia and major corporations threatened to boycott. The reaction to a bigoted law in North Carolina at around the same time has been very different, though.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that he will veto HB757, Georgia’s version of a so-called “Religious Freedom” bill. Let’s be honest, he did this because everyone was looking at Georgia and major corporations threatened to boycott. ...

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Not In My Name

Yesterday, with an efficiency that would have been impressive were it not so horrific, the North Carolina GOP called a special session of the General Assembly, introduced and passed a bill gutting local anti-discrimination protections, and got the Republican governor Pat McCrory to promptly sign it into law.

Yesterday, with an efficiency that would have been impressive were it not so horrific, the North Carolina GOP called a special session of the General Assembly, introduced and passed a bill gutting local anti-discrimination protections, and got ...

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Young Latina demands North Carolina governor veto anti-immigrant bill

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering local police to arrest anyone anyone not carrying state identification, and prohibiting “sanctuary cities” — cities where law enforcement is not required to hand undocumented immigrants over to immigration authorities. 

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering ...

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North Carolina Rep. says anti-choice bill would mean “more little taxpayers born”

“We are multi-taskers here in the General Assembly. I am absolutely an advocate for jobs, but we can do lots of the things. And actually, when we can have a few more little taxpayers born, why not?”

“We are multi-taskers here in the General Assembly. I am absolutely an advocate for jobs, but we can do lots of the things. And actually, when we can have a few more little taxpayers born, why not?”

Congrats to the first trans Homecoming King in North Carolina

I don’t know what your experience was in high school, but when I look back on mine I vividly remember my emotional state fluidly moving between total acceptance and terror to step foot inside the building. I did ok for myself, but I certainly wasn’t Homecoming Queen (which could have something to do with the fact that I only attending one of four homecomings during my stint). High school is a mixed bag like that. I remember high school being a place where you couldn’t count on your peers to embrace you all the time, especially not if you were operating outside of traditionally defined gender binaries.

So I’d be lying if I said it didn’t restore my hope for teenaged ...

I don’t know what your experience was in high school, but when I look back on mine I vividly remember my emotional state fluidly moving between total acceptance and terror to step foot inside the building. I ...

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