I first met Lee Storrow when he ran for Town Council four years ago. I knew right away that he would be a champion for equality.
Since then, he has spoken out against Amendment One, promoted Chapel Hill and Orange County as a destination for LGBT tourism, and successfully ended Chapel Hill’s sister-city relationship with Saratov, Russia, because of their harmful opposition to LGBT rights.
I know now that Lee has been fighting for policies that promote diversity and inclusion his entire life. Through successes and setbacks, Lee has worked alongside me and so many others to support the LGBT community in Chapel Hill and across our state.
That’s why I’m proud to support Lee Storrow in his bid for re-election. And in recognition of his record of leadership, I’m proud to tell you he’s been endorsed by he's been endorsed by Victory Fund, a group working to elect leaders from the LGBT community.
There are only a handful of openly-LGBT elected officials in North Carolina. While their ranks are growing, it’s clear from recent actions by the North Carolina General Assembly that we have more work to do to build a North Carolina that is truly accepting, welcoming, and supportive of all of its residents.
It’s more important than ever that we keep champions for LGBT equality in office.