"Survivor" Castmate Plants LGBT Outhouse With Trans Flag On North Carolina's Tallest Mountain

"Government-backed discrimination has no place in just societies."

Early yesterday morning, a Californian entrepreneur, who is also a contestant on the current season of Survivor, took to the peak of North Carolina's Mount Mitchell with a special message for Governor McCrory, protesting the state's recently passed anti-LGBT House Bill 2.

Neal Gottlieb, owner and CEO of Three Twins Ice Cream, traveled from his home in California to scale the mountain, erecting at its peak a rainbow-painted outhouse with a trans pride flag affixed to its door.

Also nailed to the door, a letter addressed to Governor Pat McCrory demanding that he repeal HB 2, which bans local governments from passing protective anti-discrimination ordinances and forces trans individuals to use restrooms that don't align with their gender identities.

"As of this morning, an outhouse proudly displaying a trans pride flag is sitting atop Mount Mitchell, North Carolina’s tallest mountain," Gottlieb's letter opens.

"It was placed there in protest of HB2, your state’s institutionalization of discrimination (also known as hate) against members of the trans community (also known as humans)."

"Yes, at least for a little while," it continues, "North Carolina’s highest point is an outhouse; a fitting symbol for a state that has sullied itself with shitty, repressive legislation."

This isn't the first time Gottlieb has climbed a mountain to advocate for LGBT equality. After Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 into law, Gottlieb climbed Mount Stanley and planted a rainbow flag at its peak, along with a letter protesting Museveni's decision. He has also marched for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees and participated in the Community Grand Marshal contingent for San Francisco Pride 2014.

"You still support HB2, claiming it is for the people’s safety but we all know this is just a load of crap," the letter concludes.

"Government-back discrimination has no place in just societies. Soon enough HB2 will be reversed and your legacy will be skid marks in North Carolina’s history."

Check out the full letter on his Facebook page!

Gottlieb, a popular and strong contestant on this season of the CBS TV show Survivor, was evacuated due to health concerns after 19 days on the program.

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