MEDIA ADVISORY: AUGUST 15, 2016
Matt Comer, 704-625-6449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight: Transgender advocate who met with Gov. Pat McCrory on HB2 to keynote panel discussion with local transgender leaders
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A transgender speaker, educator and advocate who met with Gov. Pat McCrory this year to ask him to repeal HB2 will keynote a special event this evening highlighting the transgender community’s response to and perspectives on the anti-LGBTQ legislation. Candis Cox, a Raleigh-based gender and sexuality educator, lecturer, and advocate for the LGBTQ community, will be the featured speaker, joined by several panelists including local transgender community leaders.
WHAT: HB2: A Transgender Perspective
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, (Doors, 6:30 p.m.; Speaking, 7:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
• Candis Cox — Candis Cox is a gender and sexuality educator, lecturer, and advocate for the LGBTQ community in Raleigh. Candis is recognized this year for her tireless work as an educator and her advocacy for the LGBTQ community, especially during the debate over HB2. She is a member of the Equality NC Board of Directors.
• Panelists: The Rev. Dawn Flynn, Gloria Merriweather, Ilya Parker
• Moderator: The Rev. Debra Hopkins
The event is presented by Charlotte Trans Pride, a program of Charlotte Pride. Charlotte Trans Pride seeks to provide expanded support for transgender members of the community, opportunities for social networking, awareness and education events, as well as community and leadership development initiatives to benefit current and up-and-coming transgender leaders.
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ABOUT CHARLOTTE PRIDE:
Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. We present and collaborate on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Latin Pride, and the GayCharlotte Film Festival, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. It is now the third-largest LGBTQ Pride organization in the American Southeast.