- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Representatives from a North Carolina LGBT advocacy organization say the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies is drawing more people out of their homes and to lawmakers’ offices.

About 70 people participated in advocacy training sessions hosted by Equality NC at the Legislative Building on Tuesday.

The all-day group sessions focused on informing participants about the wide-ranging law and giving them resources to urge lawmakers to repeal the law.

The organization’s communications director Ben Graumann says Tuesday’s attendance was nearly double that of previous training sessions as people search for ways to oppose the law directing transgender people to use public bathrooms aligned with the sex on their birth certificate.

Participant Joey Honeycutt of Carrboro says the group training emphasized the importance of sharing personal stories with legislators.

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