Protesting North Carolina's anti-trans "bathroom bill", HB2, Neil Gottlieb placed a rainbow outhouse on the summit of Mount Mitchell, the state's tallest mountain. Gottlieb, a contestant on this season's Survivor: Kaoh Rong, shared the photos and a letter penned to NC Governor Pat McCrory.
On Facebook Gottlieb wrote, "I proudly placed a rainbow-painted outhouse displaying a trans pride flag at the summit of North Carolina's tallest mountain this morning in protest of the state's repressive HB2 legislation. It was a brilliant site. The follow letter was nailed to the front of the outhouse and calls out the governor for the crap has become known as the 'bathroom bill.'"
Gottlieb then posted his letter:
As of this morning, an outhouse proudly displaying a trans pride flag is sitting atop Mount Mitchell, North Carolina’s tallest mountain. It was placed there in protest of HB2, your state’s institutionalization of discrimination (also known as hate) against members of the trans community (also known as humans). Yes, at least for a little while, North Carolina’s highest point is an outhouse; a fitting symbol for a state that has sullied itself with shitty, repressive legislation.
You still support HB2, claiming it is for the people’s safety, but we all know this is just a load of crap. Government-back discrimination has no place in just societies. Soon enough HB2 will be reversed and your legacy will be skid marks in North Carolina’s history.
Of course you can admit that you shit the bed, reverse HB2 and wipe away the mess this harmful legislation leaves behind. We all make mistakes. Please stop dumping on freedom and admit your wrongs. We’ll all feel much better when this passes.
Trans is beautiful.
Equality is beautiful.
Neal H. Gottlieb"
There has been widespread protest against HB2 in pop culture. Performers like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have cancelled their shows in North Carolina in protest of the bill and the Obama adminstration is openly considering cutting off North Carolina's federal aid to put pressure on the state to repel the bill.