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How do you sleep at night Governor? Badly, thanks to this air horn orchestra

Nick Duffy April 14, 2016
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Activists are literally making as much noise as possible to challenge North Carolina’s governor over the state’s anti-LGBT law.

The state has lost a string of big investment ventures over Governor McCrory’s decision not to veto an anti-LGBT law which voided all local ordinances protecting LGBT rights, bans transgender students in public schools from using their preferred bathroom, and permits businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the grounds of religious belief.

McCrory has since issued an order aimed at watering down the provisions – but continues to insist the changes are “common sense”.

Given the Governor’s personal actions have impacted thousands of LGBT North Carolinians as well as harming the state’s economy, you might be wondering how he manages to sleep.

Well… a group of 100 activists gathered outside his home yesterday evening to answer that question, and make sure their voices were heard.

The activists assembled dressed in black and let off 100 air horns, trumpets and vuvuzelas simultaneously – making a super-loud noise that could be heard in all directions.

Organizers Grayson Haver Currin and Tina Haver Currin told the News Observer that the protest was a form with “performance art”.

Grayson Haver Currin said: “Tina and I both listen to a lot of heavy metal and weird music.

“For a few years, I’ve been thinking about ways to do performance art at the governor’s mansion.”

He said he plans to continue the protests every Wednesday evening.

Mr Currin explained: “A lot of young people in this state feel like they don’t have a voice.”

More: Anti-gay, Law, LGBT, mccrory, North Carolina, pat mccrory, Sexuality, US

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