North Carolina women's gymnasts take a stand for equality

The University of North Carolina’s (UNC) women’s gymnastics team made a statement about competing in a state that has a LGBT discrimination law.
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Jeffrey A. Camarati

The University of North Carolina’s (UNC) women’s gymnastics team made a statement about competing in a state that has a LGBT discrimination law.

The controversial HB 2 law is still in affect even after their new governor opposed it.

The female sports team wore Nike’s #BETRUE t-shirts, a line of clothing that promotes individuality while raising money for LGBT people in sports.

The hashtag motto has nothing to do with HB2, but wearing the shirts is a statement of solidarity within the team that expresses inclusion.

Derek Galvin, head coach of UNC said he hopes others will take his team’s lead.

 "I hope that this is going to kind of open the door for some other people to say, 'Yeah, we want to do something like that,’” said Galvin. “If that happens, then it's icing on the cake. It's the right thing to do."