The harsh anti-LGBT legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), which passed March 23 in North Carolina with Governor Pat McCrory's support, has seen a national outcry from political figures.
Large players inlcuding the mayors of San Franciso, Seattle, and New York City, and corporations such as the NBA, NCAA, and Google have spoken out against the law, and now one transgender man is highlighting exactly what the discrimanatory law means to the LGBTQ community.
Charlie Comero, a transgender man from Charlotte, NC, has begun handing out informational cards in the women's restrooms —the restroom he's legally required to use.
Comero identifies as male and below is an image of the card he hands women when entering the restroom:
According to HB2, individuals must use facilities that align with their born gender.
Comero was upset by the law, which isolates him. He has since used the restrictive bill as a means to educate his fellow Charlotte residents.
During an interview with the Huffington Post, Comero spoke about his approach to trans education for the general public:
“The truth is that when folks in the general public are called upon by fellow citizens who happen to be transgender to be curious and compassionate about what it’s like to be a transgender individual, it sticks more. It’s a new thing for many—and there are many of us, myself included, who are willing to educate and speak with them from a place of love and compassion. That is the purpose of my cards: to show an amount of absurdity about the law and to educate folks.”
Pointing out the absurdity of the law, Comero is using shock value —and hopes to force change.