NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte Loses Another Convention

This brings the total to more than 20 lost conventions. Via the Charlotte News & Observer:

Another group has canceled an upcoming event in Charlotte because it opposes North Carolina’s new LGBT law. The National Organization for Victim Assistance was supposed to have its 42nd annual training event at Sheraton Charlotte Hotel-Le Meridien Aug. 21-24.

About 1,200 were scheduled to attend the nonprofit’s event, FOX 46 Charlotte reported Thursday. The event equated to about 1,516 room nights in the city, NOVA’s director told the news channel. NOVA’s director added that he hopes to have the training event in Charlotte once House Bill 2 is overturned, FOX 46 reports.

Earlier this week, the Association for Library Service to Children said it was canceling its September event in Charlotte because of the bill. At least 20 other groups have also backed out of Charlotte because of concerns over the new LGBT law, the city’s tourism arm says.