Cue the scare tactics and homophobic, transphobic fear-mongering.
A group called the "Concerned Citizens of Gainesville" has already started a nasty and outrageous smear campaign, complete with trans panic bathroom scare flyers.
Lowe is a good candidate, supported by both the LGBT community and the progressive and union groups. From our friends over at Equality Florida:
Craig is the most experienced candidate, having served on the Gainesville Commission since 2003. During his time on the commission Craig led the way in passing a Domestic Partnership Registry and an inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. Craig is running a strong grassroots campaign and he's going to need our help to emerge as the winner in a crowded election.??
In addition to earning Equality Florida Action PAC's endorsement, Craig has the backing of a number of local organizations including the Gainesville Professional Firefighters' Association.
He is up against an anti-LGBT movement stinging from their defeat over the Human Rights Ordinance and unafraid to stoke fears and bigotry to win. They did it before, using lies, fear, and panic to try and undermine equality and fairness. Who can forget their "be afraid of men in bathrooms" commercial from the HRO campaign:
Craig Lowe needs our community's help to keep the forward momentum of Equality moving in Gainesville and all of north Florida.