N Carolina Rep. Cecil Brockman says he’s bisexual

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina House member says he’s making public his bisexuality so people know members of the LGBT community remain in the General Assembly and will keep speaking up against discrimination.

Democratic Rep. Cecil Brockman of Guilford County told the News & Record of Greensboro (http://bit.ly/2elrPho ) of his decision to come out. Brockman is a first-term legislator who faces no opposition next week for a second two-year term.

The only other openly gay member — Guilford County Rep. Chris Sgro (skro) — is stepping down at the end of the year. Sgro leads the gay-rights group Equality North Carolina and was appointed last spring largely to oppose the law limiting LGBT rights known as House Bill 2. Brockman voted against the law last March.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com