Reinvestment Partners and the LGBTQ Center of Durham hosted an event at Bull City Cool on Wednesday, titled “Everyone is Welcome (to use our bathroom!).” (Read all about our bathroom’s sordid history HERE). It was a community event to protest HB2 and foster solidarity and inclusion. And it was a success on all fronts.
But not a “sparklers, cheerleaders, and back slapping” kind of success. It was the accomplishment of community-building, of fostering understanding, and of resolved change.
Check out the news coverage of the event, and the photos below by Reinvestment Partners’ own Adam Rust. They do a phenomenal job of conveying the quality and flavor of the event and its purpose.
CBS North Carolina News – Port-a-potties bring attention to House Bill 2 opposition
The News & Observer – Protesters: HB2 enables bullying
The Herald Sun – Community members rally against HB2
[More photos available on Reinvestment Partners’ Facebook page]