A coalition of gay rights groups will
run a transgender rights ad on the evening that Donald Trump is
expected to accept the Republican nomination.
The 60-second ad will air on Fox News
during Trump's speech, The New York Times reported.
North Carolina sparked a national
discussion after it became the first state in the union to approve a
law that restricts which public restroom a transgender person can
use. Trump has vacillated on issue, stating in April that North
Carolina “is paying a big price” for doing something “very
strong” to more recently saying that he backs the state on the
Trump reverses course on North Carolina's anti-gay law.)
In the ad, Alaina Kupec, a transgender
woman from North Carolina, is told by a restaurant employee to use
the men's room.
“I can't go in there,” she tells
the callous man before two women escort her into the ladies room.
“When businesses can legally force me
to use the men's room, it puts me at risk for harassment and
violence,” Kupec says. “Safety and privacy in bathrooms are
important to all of us.”
The ad was created by the Movement
Advancement Project, Freedom For All Americans, and Equality Ohio.
platform expected to condemn gay marriage ruing, support anti-LGBT