Beyond bathrooms: HB2 sparks gender awareness

Beyond bathrooms: HB2 sparks gender awareness

Volume
23
/ Issue
1

Cover Design Credit:

Kerry Bober
Since HB2 was passed in March, more people are talking and learning about gender identity issues, and the focus on the once-overlooked transgender community is dispelling myths and inspiring empathy in some surprising places.

arts

  • Asheville Fashion Week showcases local talent

    -by Lea McLellan
    Asheville Fashion Week, now in its second year, seeks to raise awareness of the local apparel and design scene. The event features more than 100 models and showcases the talents…
  • Stepping up: Two new walking tours come to Asheville

    -by Thomas Calder
    Asheville Music Tours offers a stroll through downtown, highlighting the city’s rich musical past, as well as celebrating its present day achievements. Meanwhile, in the River Arts District, Asheville Art…
  • LEAF Downtown enters its second year

    -by Bill Kopp
    LEAF Downtown, which returns on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, has a decidedly local focus.
  • Smart bets: Teen Bandstand series

    -by Kat McReynolds
    White Horse Black Mountain hosts the teen takeover on the last Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. The next headlining act is Neesh on July 31.
  • Robert Beatty launches the second Serafina novel

    -by Doug Gibson
    According to Cindy Norris, the event coordinator at Malaprop’s, anyone interested in the author appearance should buy their tickets ahead of time, because it’s likely to sell out — a…
  • Smart bets: Bob Mustin

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Upcoming readings by the author are at Sylva's City Lights Cafe on Saturday, July 30, and Battery Park Book Exchange on Saturday, Aug., 13.
  • Smart bets: Barbed Wire Suit

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Productions of the socially charged play are at Toy Boat Community Art Space Friday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 12.
  • Conscious Party: An art gathering for wounded wildlife

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge's next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place…
  • Smart bets: Ellis Paul

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Following his workshops on stage techniques at The Swannanoa Gathering's Contemporary Folk Week, the prolific music maker will put his own lessons into action. Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hosts…

food

living

movies

  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The new Sparklehorse documentary screens in Sylva, film historian Frank Thompson delves into the works of John Ford and the 2016 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project winners are announced.

news

  • Blue Ridge Rollergirls: At Home in Asheville

    -by John Piper Watters
    The Blue Ridge Rollergirls closed out their home season with an extravaganza of athleticism and spectacle, dispatching opponents the Appalachian Boone Shiners and advancing to the Division 2 playoffs in…
  • Beyond bathrooms: HB2 accelerates changes in attitudes, language

    -by Virginia Daffron
    While some of the conversations that began with the General Assembly's passage of House Bill 2 on March 23 have focused on which bathrooms transgender people should use, others have…
  • Nutty Buddy Collective aims to transform local agriculture

    -by Josh O'Conner
    The Nutty Buddy Collective is pioneering new models of sustainable, perennial agriculture by establishing long-term leasehold agreements with conservation-minded landowners. Once the use of the land has been secured, the…

opinion