HB2 is an astonishingly discriminatory bill in North Carolina that, among other things, limits transgender rights to use public restrooms. Like many Americans, and many North Carolinians, editors at Sprudge Media Network are appalled by the existence of HB2, which has been rightly called “hateful, unconstitutional, and anti-LGBT.”
Fortunately the bill will likely get thrown out, but in the meantime, North Carolinians are fighting back in all manner of ways, especially in the food and beverage industry, whose restrooms have been turned into a political space by duly elected bigots. There's many examples of brands fighting back—we'll be highlighting them in a forthcoming feature on Sprudge—but today we wanted to show one very specific and inspiring example of decent, non-terrible humans taking a stand against HB2.
The sign above was created by Slingshot Coffee, a cold brewed coffee company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's meant as a sort of bathroom-for-all sign—a simple, human way of saying, “Listen, you just need to use the bathroom, which is okay because we're all humans here.” Folks can order their own version of the sign by emailing email@example.com, and all profits from sign sales are being donated to Equality NC.
Fuck HB2, basically.
Jordan Michelman is a co-founder and editor at Sprudge Media Network.