“Perhaps the greatest danger of unwanted change comes from within the city itself, from apathetic and cynical millennials, hippies, anarchists, witches, crystal-worshippers and other folks who simply have given up on politics altogether.”
“Young people, do not be deceived by false teachers. They do not have your well-being in mind.”
The North Carolina Press Association handed out its 2016 awards and Xpress is taking home five for its editorial and advertising content.
“As a male-to-female transgender, I am eagerly awaiting the day when some officious toady denies me the use of a ladies’ room, at which point I shall say, ‘While you stand there dissecting my gender, I’m going to wet my pants.'” Is that something you really want to have happen?
“The Big Energy companies that put forth politicians to push pillaging and polluting practices use ‘moral/religious’ issues as a means to divide people.”
“Only one candidate, Josh Stein, offers the experience, the values and priorities, and the independence to fight for our families.”
“It is vital you turn out to vote also for your state and local candidates this election and be part of the swarm of mosquitos that can take back our state of North Carolina and repeal HB2, which has done irreparable economic and social harm to our state.”
Beautiful weather, a big crowd and only a handful of protesters added up to a happy and harmonious Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Asheville’s Pack Square Park.
The Stand Against HB2 concert at The Orange Peel will be a marathon event featuring more than 15 N.C.-based performers.
“Educating in a nonthreatening way is what will help people understand each other better. I am proud of Asheville’s openness, support and stand on these important issues.”
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 explored new ideas about gender and identity which could reshape the way we think and talk about ourselves and others.
The trio of stand up comics cover political issues and lighter, day-to-day subject matter at New Mountain on Thursday, July 7, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
“Instead of disappointing fans and costing many folks their income that depends on revenue from concerts in our state, [Dead & Company] provided needed funds for us to battle inequality within North Carolina.”
“Because of that misbegotten gang of misogynists down at Raleigh, all in North Carolina must now use the public bathroom consistent with the gender on their birth certificates.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s artistic response to House Bill 2 and Local Cloth’s plans to furnish their new studio space with equipment for community dyeing classes.
“In order to reclaim our rights, the time has come for the people of Western North Carolina to secede from Raleigh and seek admission as the 51st state.”
“Hamilton … was at this event as an individual and a protester, not on behalf of the Blade for any assignment we’d commissioned.”
“There is no telling what will be the cost to society from HB2.”
“I’m confused about all the talk of this LGBT legislation. People should be free to choose any sandwich they want — lettuce, garlic, bacon and tomato is as good as any.”
“Did any of them actually get inside the mansion to express their concerns about HB2 to the governor?”