June 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Gay Men’s Chorus heads to N.C.
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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., is traveling to Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, June 18 to support the transgender community there and to protest HB2, the law that bars trans people from using the restroom consistent with their gender identity.

About 80 members of the Chorus will sing several “pop-up” concerts, including in front of the governor’s mansion, at the State Capitol, and at Logan’s One Stop Shop/Trading Center. Joining them will be members of the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus of Raleigh, and members of the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus of Greensboro, NC.

“We are eager to show our support for the transgender community in North Carolina and raise our voice for LGBT awareness,” said Thea Kano, artistic director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.

William Southerland, artistic director of Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, said, the local group “appreciates the support in overcoming the recent legislation.”

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