By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com April 07 2012 9:33 AM ET
Zach Wahls, whose testimony in support of his two gay moms before the Iowa legislature last year became a viral hit on the web, will speak out against North Carolina’s Amendment One at a Saturday afternoon youth event in Charlotte.
Slated for a vote in the May 8 primary elections, the amendment would constitutionally ban gay marriage in the state (it’s already illegal), as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships — a move that advocates and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warn will harm same-sex couples, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence.
Info via The Coalition to Protect All NC Families:
Third Annual Believe in Youth Awareness Event w/ Zach Wahls
April 7, 2012 - 5:00pm
Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater, Levine Center for the Arts
430 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Campus Pride & Time Out Youth Third Annual BELIEVE IN YOUTH AWARENESS EVENT featuring ZACH WAHLS, National LGBT Youth Advocate, 2011 "Top Political Video" YouTube Sensation & Author of "My Two Moms"
Zach Wahls, 19, is known as “that kid from YouTube with two moms.” His passionate testimony before the Iowa General Assembly against a proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment was the number one YouTube "Political Video" of 2011.
Today Zach continues his national advocacy speaking in favor of marriage equality and comes to North Carolina one month prior to the statewide vote on the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment (Amendment One). Zach will release his new memoir titled My Two Moms on April 26, 2012.
FREE, Donations Encouraged; proceeds benefit Campus Pride & Time Out Youth
For more information or questions, please email [email protected] or call (704) 277-6710.