Source: WLOS News 13
BY HOPE HANSELMAN
WLOS — ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The transgender community is urging Asheville businesses to ensure the safety of people using their bathrooms after discussion over House Bill 2 has heated up.
Dozens of people plan to get downtown businesses involved Thursday.
A group from Asheville's Tranzmission will be canvassing businesses, beginning downtown and continuing through West and South Asheville, and asking whether their bathrooms would be safe for transgender people to use.
This week, a list of nearly 350 North Carolina businesses came out in support of HB2. Only a few dozen of them were willing to share their names publicly.
"Now is the time for people to come forward as allies," Brynn Estelle, co-director Tranzmission, said. "We want to compile a list of local places that say we are committed to your community, we have your backs, we appreciate your patronization."
They'll share that list so anyone can see which shops and restaurants support all gender bathrooms.
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