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Chamber rallies business community to battle COVID-19 repercussions

Initiatives Target Small Companies and Firms as a Line for Support

In the last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has quietly made a name as the local experts for small business owners struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chamber is not doling out cash, but it is sharing information — lots of it.

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Primaries continue in midst of pandemic

Primary Watch: Joe Biden wins all three states on March 17

Starting with the Iowa caucuses which were held on Feb. 3, and the remaining primaries scheduled to continue into June, all 50 U.S. states and seven U.S. territories are meant to allocate delegates to the Democratic party’s candidates.

Transgender woman appeals to America’s employers

Beyond the Carolinas

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, released an open letter to America’s employers written by Aimee Stephens, the transgender woman who was fired because of her identity and whose case is now pending before the Supreme Court.

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CSE announced COVID-19 rapid response grants

Carolinas News Notes

As the nation confronts the significant and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) created a rapid response grant round to quickly route funds to individuals, families and community organizations across the LGBTQ South.

Technology partnership navigates digital work world

Beyond the Carolinas

Out Leadership launched an expanded Out Leadership (OL) Cafe with the support of partner Ten Thousand Coffees, offering extended networking and talent development opportunities to members across the globe in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Inclusion at center of whitepaper

Beyond the Carolinas

Fuse, LLC released a new whitepaper on gender inclusion and the importance to Gen Z. The fight for gender equity and against gender bias has been ramping up in recent years.

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Chambers Sound the Alarm

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce Leads Coalition Demanding Support for Small Businesses

A joint statement of the affinity chambers of commerce in Mecklenburg County was sent to Mayor Vi Lyles and Commissioner George Dunlap, Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission last Friday, calling on local officials to take action in support of small business.

Small town. Big turnout.

Rock Hill Business Hosts LGBTQ Youth Fundraiser

Upon retiring from her political career as a field director in Washington, Brittany Kelly began making efforts within her own local community. She is an avid LGBTQ advocate and ally and decided to utilize her and her husband’s business as a platform to promote love and acceptance by planning an event that she hoped would do just that.

Joe Biden wins S.C. Democratic primary

Primary Watch: Super Tuesday Showdown between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Former Vice President Joe Biden won the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, making it his first victory of the 2020 campaign, as well as marking the first time for him to win a primary of his three presidential runs, which were 1988, 2008 and the current 2020.