LIFE.com offers a series of rare photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt from the place that came to be known as "the island of hope and tears."
Chris: It seems strange that people would want the government to force a fully bearded, hairy chested trans male, who has had surgery giving them male anatomy, to use showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms with women and little girls. Before HB2 that trans male would have used the facilities that were compatible with their anatomy. HB2 forces that trans male to use the facilities that matches their birth certificate. Why would anyone want the government to make it illegal for someone with a penis to use the men's room?