QNotes publishes its annual survey of community non-profit organizations’ budgets, strengths, needs and concerns. In a show of community-wide transparency and accountability, nearly every organization queried for the project opted to participate in the annual survey.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly a dozen local and regional LGBT non-profit organizations in Charlotte and across the state are sharing their concerns and needs in response to qnotes’ third annual Community Assessment Survey. The survey is a yearly check-up on organization strength, financial well-being and commitment to transparency.
“Gay and Lesbian Parents are Perfectly Average,” screamed the headline on salon.com. In an article by Katie McDonough, the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (another social scientific study) reported that “’high-risk’ children adopted from foster care do just as well when matched with gay, lesbian, or straight parents.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled Oct. 18 that Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it discriminates against married same-sex couples. N.Y. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman had filed a friend-of-the-court brief together with Vermont and Connecticut arguing that DOMA violates same-sex couples’ right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution and should be more closely scrutinized because it constitutes a sweeping intrusion into the States’ regulation of marriage.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride, a non-profit that works toward equality and safety for students on college campuses, has shared that its “Stop The Hate Training for Trainers” program is available for campuses nationwide.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality North Carolina Foundation has announced its legislative and champion awardees for 2012. They, along with keynote speaker Rev. William J. Barber, who will receive a special award for his efforts against Amendment One, will be honored at the Nov. 17 Gala event held at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St., on Nov. 17, 6:30-10 p.m.
T. Randall Jones (Tia) is a writer, activist, occasional poet and accidental songwriter. She tells 20Qs, “I write to uplift, inspire and celebrate LGBT people of faith and to affect positive change by telling their stories.”
Cast your ballots for an exciting November as a jumble of planets march through Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Will your words move the masses or trip you up? Are your dreams destined to become reality or just a mirage? Anything is possible, so prepare for your victories.