WASHINGTON—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the following statement from Diane Troy, Volunteer Regional Director and a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina on the failure to repeal the discriminatory HB2.
“This is frustrating and heart-breaking for the LGBTQ community and for families like mine who fear our children are now even more at risk because the government of North Carolina is claiming repeal of this awful law, said Diane Troy, Volunteer Regional Director, PFLAG National.
“There are no statewide nondiscrimination laws in our state for the LGBTQ community so the message that is being sent is that discriminatory practices can be the law of the land. Clearly, this alleged repeal is not a repeal, and private businesses can enact bathroom bans for trans people and prohibit local governments from acting or stopping those actions in their communities. These are not North Carolinian values, and my hope is that the NBA, NCAA, businesses and other organizations that have demanded fairness for all so far stand their ground, aligned with LGBTQ people and their families and allies who they love.”
PFLAG has more than 400 chapters across the United States, including Puerto Rico. In North Carolina, we have 16 chapters and thousands of members who call North Carolina home. To learn more about PFLAG National’s advocacy work, visit pflag.org/wherewestand.
PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has more than 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across the United States, including Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org.