Disability Visibility Project
North Carolina’s House Bill 2: Disability and Transgender Solidarity
April 14, 2016
4:30 pm EST/ 1:30 pm PST
Dominick Evans & Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán
The Disability Visibility Project is all about solidarity and intersectionality. In light of HB2, the illegal, transphobic and discriminatory law passed by the legislature of North Carolina, the DVP will be hosting a Twitter chat on disability and transgender solidarity.
The chat will focus on House Bill 2 (also known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act), the voices of transgender disabled people, bathroom accessibility for all people, and how the disability community can be a better ally with the LGBTQ community and other movements.
We’re honored to have 2 guest hosts for this chat: Dominick Evans, activist/filmmaker, and Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Lots of knowledge will be dropped!
FYI: New York Times Editorial (March 25, 2016): Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry
Feds “Ready” For Transgender Discrimination Complaints In North Carolina (April 6, 2016): http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/feds-ready-for-transgender-discrimination-complaints-in-nort#.jeDjV612z
How to Participate
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Twitter Chat: Questions
Q1 What is your understanding of #HB2 & how it will impact the transgender & disability community? #TransDVP
Q2 What are the illegal and discriminatory aspects of #HB2? #TransDVP
Q3 Unisex bathrooms have been in use for years w/o controversy. How will #HB2 impact bathroom accessibility? #HB2 #TransDVP
In NC, trans people cannot have their birth certificates changed unless they have proof of surgery: http://www.transequality.org/documents/state/north-carolina #HB2 #TransDVP
Q4 How is this requirement exclusionary and unfair? How does it pathologize & police non-conforming bodies? #HB2 #TransDVP
Q5 How will bills like #HB2 disproportionately impact non-white trans people, including non-white trans disabled people? #TransDVP
Q6 What kind of impact could this have on rights of marginalized individuals in other states? #HB2 #TransDVP
Q7 What kind of impact does #HB2 have on employment rights of marginalized individuals? #TransDVP
Q8 How will laws like #HB2 make it more difficult for people to file discrimination claims in their state/city? #TransDVP
Q9 How can non-trans disabled people support disabled trans people & the trans community in North Carolina and everywhere? #HB2 #TransDVP
Q10 How can the disability community help support the repeal of #HB2? Actions? Ideas? Suggestions? #TransDVP
Q11 What kinds of cross-movement organizing would you like to see between the disability, #LGBT, & other social justice mvts? #HB2 #TransDVP
Q12 What resources or organizations do you recommend for ppl who want to learn more & get involved on #HB2? #TransDVP
Email Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator: