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The Charlotte Journalism Collective Creates COVID-19 Graphic Novel

Discuss the Process with Creators on April 22

On April 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the creators behind the COVID-19-themed graphic novel, “The Pandemic: Stories of COVID-19,” will have a virtual dinner conversation about the ideas and stories behind this digital book.

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Bills Targeting Trans People Get the Science Wrong

Politics and Ideology, Not Facts, Drive Claim That Transgender Women Have an Unfair Athletic Advantage

When Republican lawmakers filed a bill last month to bar transgender women from competing against other women at schools and universities in North Carolina, LGBTQ advocates called it part of a new national wave of anti-transgender bills. Scientists and doctors who study and treat transgender athletes are calling it anti-science.

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CBP Names Ali Steele Fund Recipient

Local Musician and Entrepreneur Receives Re-Investment Fund Grant

Steele is a singer, song writer, and entrepreneur, juggling a music career along with spearheading two organizations: EthnicByAli and Issa Vibe Adventures.

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GLMA Launches Listserv

Creation of Bi+ Health Professional Network

This electronic mailing list will serve to strengthen connections between the LGBTQ community and current or aspiring healthcare professionals.

Four Proposed House Bills to Protect the LGBTQ Community

HB 450 Will Extend to Insurance Access and Workplaces

House Bill 450, titled Equality for All, was filed by District 29 Representative Vernetta Alston on March 30. This bill is just one of multiple bills proposed in 2021 that would provide protection for the LGBTQ community.