Tranzmission is entirely funded by your generous contributions and micro grants. We appreciate any donations you make to support our much needed work!
Tranzmission Champion Donors:
Trans Justice Funding Project
Tranzmission Sponsorship Donors:
Arikat Family, Malaprops Books, Asheville Community Theater,
Land of Sky UCC, Blue Ridge Pride, Campaign for Southern Equality, Julie Green
Tranzmission Supporting Donors:
Green Murray Walker Family, Make Noise Music, Goodrich, Ammon, Greenfield, Bernardo, Baur, Talley, Anderson and Brown.
Statement Regarding HB142
On March 30th of this year, many in the nonbinary and transgender community were disappointed by the passage of HB142, the false repeal of HB2 that maintained that law’s prohibition of local ordinances concerning the rights of LGBTQ citizens and increases to the minimum wage until December 1st, 2020. It is the position of Tranzmission that the passage and support of HB142 is no more acceptable than that of its predecessor.
We are heartened by the refusal of our Representatives Susan Fisher and Brian Turner to vote for legislation that continues to define LGBTQ North Carolinians as second class citizens, not deserving of necessary protections and safe access to public facilities. However, our community has been disappointed further by the votes of Senator Terry Van Duyn and Representative John Ager in favor of HB142. Further discouraging is Mayor Esther Manheimer’s support for the bill.
On March 8th of the previous year, Asheville City Council declined to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance in solidarity with the City of Charlotte despite the urging of Campaign for Southern Equality and Tranzmission. At the time, LGBT activists were told that there was no existing need to guarantee the rights and dignity of our local community. HB2 became law just two weeks later, on March 23rd.
It is our hope that Asheville’s Mayor and City Council will commit to creating an Asheville that deserves its SoCon basketball tournament and the progressive reputation its citizens hold in such esteem. We believe a long-overdue LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, passed in defiance of HB 142, is an important step in that direction.
Tranzmission was founded in Asheville, NC on April 2nd, 2001. We quickly discovered that amazing things can happen when people come together! Our membership includes non binary, genderqueer and gender fluid folks as well as trans women, trans men and our family, friends, and allies. Over the years our membership continues to change and evolve, and we continue to celebrate and nourish the incredible diversity within our community.
Our mission is to help make the lives of non binary and transgender people safer, healthier, and happier through education, advocacy, and support.