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HRC, Partners Re-Launch TurnOUT! Charlotte on Eve of Charlotte Mayor’s Forum on Non-Discrimination

by HRC staff February 02, 2016

Yesterday, in anticipation of Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ community conversation on LGBT non-discrimination, HRC proudly stood alongside our allies in Charlotte to re-launch TurnOUT! Charlotte, a project of HRC, Equality North Carolina and MeckPAC. Leaders from the organizations in the TurnOUT! Charlotte coalition held a press conference to relaunch the coalition with the support of local LGBT activists and allies, business and faith leaders.  

The press conference, which received coverage from every major press outlet in Charlotte, was held hours before Mayor Robert’s forum at the Palmer Building. More than 250 people attended the forum and LGBT people and our allies, clad in blue, made up a strong majority of those in attendance.

Charlotte remains one of the largest cities in the country without a law explicitly protecting LGBT residents and visitors from discrimination. After the Charlotte City Council failed to pass the non-discrimination ordinance last March, HRC joined Equality NC and MeckPAC to launch TurnOUT! Charlotte, a historic effort to engage the LGBT community in the city’s elections.

Charlotte City Council members are expected to cast deciding votes on the NDO on Monday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mecklenburg Government Building located at 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Join TurnOUT! Charlotte at the hearing and wear blue to show your support for a fair and equal Charlotte. For more information or to RSVP for the hearing, please contact Hope Jackson, Southern Regional Field Organizer, at (229) 291-4607 or

TurnOut Charlotte

TurnOUT! Charlotte re-launched the coalition at an earlier press conference surrounded by supporters, business and faith leaders.

TurnOut Charlotte

Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ Forum was standing room only with supporters wearing blue to show their support of the non-discrimination ordinance.


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