Openly Gay NC House Candidate: I Was Attacked With Homophobic Slurs at a Greensboro Walmart
Brandon Gray is running for House District 62, he says, because he is tired of watching politicians stand idle while the world’s problems go unsolved, unaddressed.
“I’m running because I’m mad,” Gray, a Democrat, wrote in the statement announcing his campaign last October. He was going to take the fight directly to the General Assembly where politicians, he said, were too timid to get directly involved in their communities’ struggles.
Gray, who describes himself on his website as “an unbought, unbossed, openly-gay man running in a red district breaking all the rules and barriers,” got a first-hand experience this month in what it means to directly confront those particular barriers.