Who and What: The LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University will host a short moment of solidarity today in light of yesterday’s passage of House Bill 2.
This will be an informal gathering of community and solidarity. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Students will still be able to get to 12:30 classes.
When and Where: Today at 12:20 p.m. on the steps of Wait Chapel
• Wake Forest University’s non-discrimination statement includes gender identity and sexual orientation.
• Wake Forest will offer some gender-neutral housing for the 2016-2017 academic year.
• Angela Mazaris, inaugural director of Wake Forest’s LGBTQ center, will be available for interviews after the moment of solidarity.
Mazaris says, “This legislation is a step backwards for North Carolina. By enacting this bill, our lawmakers have stripped important legal protections from gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people across the state. The impacts of HB 2 will be felt both on the individual level, as LGBTQ people face discrimination in the most quotidian areas of everyday life, and on the statewide level, as our local businesses and industry are unable to attract and retain top talent.”
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