FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This week, NC republicans in the Legislature overrode
Governor Cooper’s vetos of 2 anti-LGBTQ+ bills that were passed earlier this year.
Pride Winston-Salem stands with other LGBTQ+ organizations in denouncing this action in the strongest terms.
North Carolina is about to become the 22nd state in the US to pass laws limiting and in most cases denying transgender healthcare , including hormone therapy. The second bill is directed at transgender people participating on sports teams that are not their biological match.
Undoubtedly, the passage of these laws will wind their way through the court system and the discriminatory tone of the bills will be exposed.
Pride Winston-Salem will continue to monitor and work with other LGBTQ+ groups to bring attention to the progress as well as support the LGBTQ+ community in any way we can.
Pride Winston-Salem’s transgender program-
will be holding educational sessions to provide updates,
listen to public feedback and provide life skills to our transgender community.
We can make change!
Elections matter! Get out the VOTE!
Pride Winston-Salem will provide updates as
they are available-
pridews.org or on our facebook page.
For additional information, you can reach out
Charlotte Pride Band
Join Charlotte Pride Band (CPB) in our return to the concert stage – “Concert in the Park.” We’ll be performing from the bandshell in Charlotte’s Freedom Park on Saturday, August 14th at 6pm. Bring friends, family, chairs, and a picnic. FREE ADMISSION.
Musical selections include a medley of movie hits by John Williams, a spirited Spanish march entitled “Amparito Roca,” Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” Richard Strauss’s fanfare “Also Sprach Zaranthrustra” best known as the theme from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Appalachian themed selections “Kentucky 1800” and “Blue Ridge Reel.”
The ensemble is led by artistic director Dr. John Ross, director of bands at Appalachian State University. CPB has approximately 50 members drawn from the greater Charlotte’s LGBTQIA community and ally supporters.
Freedom Park is located at 1900 East Blvd. For a map of the park see: https://www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Parks/ParksByRegion/Documents/freedom-1.pdf. For more information about the band see: www.charlotteprideband.org.
For more information:
Don Niehus, CPB Publicity Committee