When North Carolina passed a sweeping new law that overturned local non-discrimination ordinances, UNC was among the places affected most. The law mainly targeted a Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to use the public rest rooms that matched their gender identification. But other sections of the law reversed other protections for LGBTQ people statewide.
Carolina Connection began covering the issue even before the state legislature passed the new law, reporting on the local reaction to the Charlotte ordinance. We continued to cover the legislative debate, reported on the ensuing boycotts by major corporations and the NCAA, and especially focused on the law’s effect on the university community and LGBTQ students and employees.
This is a compilation of several months of coverage of the issue on Carolina Connection.