NC loses even more money due to HB2. Over $180,000 was lost to North Carolina after the Southern Sociological Society cancelled their planned 2019 meeting over HB2. The society stated that they don't want to spend their money in a state that discriminates against members of the LGBT community.
Losing this convention in Charlotte increases the negative economic impact of HB2 even further.
"We don’t want to spend our money in a state that discriminates against the L.G.B.T. community, and since our members often bring their families along to the conferences and stay in the destination for a few days after for fun, we’re talking about tourist dollars from airfare, hotel rooms and meals not going to Charlotte."
- Dr. Barbara Risman, former President of the Southern Sociological Society
Losing the Southern Sociological Society conference is just a painful reality in NC until HB2 is repealed.