Raleigh event cancellations quadruple due to HB2

The visitors bureau reported April 11 that four groups had canceled plans to hold events in Wake – pulling more than $732,000 in estimated spending – because of HB2, which some say discriminates against the transgender community, gays and lesbians.

Two other events have been canceled and another has been scaled back since then, the bureau reported in an update Monday. The bureau estimates that the changes cost the county an additional $2.4 million in economic spending, bringing the total of estimated losses to $3.1 million because of HB2.

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