Trans Activist Threatened Over HRC Gala Protest

 

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Janice Covington Allison

Janice Covington Allison, a local Charlotte transgender activist, says she has been threatened over her call to protest the Human Rights Campaign’s gala hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight.

 

Allison called for the protest a few weeks ago amid concerns that HRC fails to support the local transgender community and she questioned the fundraising of HRC and Equality NC as it relates to  HB2, commonly referred to as the ‘bathroom bill.’

Allison heads a group called “TransCarolina.”  She sent out a call to action indicating her desire to protest the HRC gala.  Since then, Allison says she has been threatened and told not to protest the event.

Background on Allison:

Allison is a North Carolina Democrat.  She has been active in the NCDP for more than thirty years, according to her bio.  She is running for the NC Dem Party state chair positon on February 11, of this year.

Allison ran for state chair of the NCDP two years ago and made international news when candidate Patsy Keever, who eventually won the election, called her a man at a Democratic town hall event.

NC Democratic chairs are elected every two years.

Admittedly, Allison doubts she will win this year.  But, she hopes to bring awareness of trans issues to the party and to North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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