CHARLOTTE — Hundreds gathered in Uptown Charlotte Sunday for the Equality March for Unity and Pride. It was one of many similar marches held in cities across the country.
For many Charlotte residents, this movement hit home since Charlotte was at the epicenter of a national conversation about LGBT rights last year.
“I think people are just really experiencing a strong sense of divide, and that they’re not equal and don’t matter,” said Charlotte resident Crystal Richardson. “I believe we’re all human beings and we all deserve dignity and it’s time for LGBT people to be visible and not live in fear."
And even though, House Bill 2 has been repealed, some advocates believe its replacement doesn’t protect the LGBT community.
Elizabeth City was the only other North Carolina city to host an Equality March on Sunday.