LGBT workers of color are among the most disadvantaged workers in the U.S., due to discrimination and a lack of workplace protections, job benefits, unfair taxation and unsafe schools, according to a report, “A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color,” from a coalition of LGBT and progressive organizations released on Nov. 14.
A national LGBT advocacy organization has released the second edition of their rating tool for cities and municipalities across the country. Cities in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, were among the rankings, with scores jumping this year from initial scores in 2012.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) will honor a local lesbian attorney for her dedication to advancing equality for LGBT North Carolinians.
About 60 community members attended a special memorial and vigil commemorating the national Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wednesday evening.
Emotions flared from family and friends while accusations of bias were leveled against prosecutors as an Iredell County gay man accused of statutory rape and kidnapping accepted a plea arrangement in Cabarrus County Superior Court on Monday.
Local LGBT communities across the Carolinas will rally to support increased awareness on anti-transgender violence during local observances of the national Transgender Day of Remembrance.
A gay man initially charged with statutory rape and first degree kidnapping is expected to enter a plea arrangement in Cabarrus County Court today. The details of case, including the defendant’s allegations that the youth he had a relationship with had fake photo identification, has raised questions, including from one state lawmaker, on the application of the law.
LGBT business owners and community leaders were awarded last night at a fundraising dinner for the Charlotte Business Guild, the city’s LGBT business organization.
LGBT advocates in North Carolina today questioned the appointment of a Winston-Salem, N.C. school board member they say is anti-gay to the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools.
The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte announced on Wednesday that it will hold a community town hall meeting on Dec. 4.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, largely expected to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the 2016 gubernatorial election, spoke to the state’s leading LGBT advocacy group at a fundraising dinner on Saturday evening.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed in late October that the Nevada Democrat will announce that he is bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the full Senate for consideration before its scheduled Thanksgiving recess.
Rev. John A. McLaughlin, senior pastor at St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church was selected to be part of a delegation that attended the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, South Korea, from Oct. 30-Nov. 8.
North Carolina’s two U.S. senators split on their support of the LGBT-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) during a successful floor vote passing the measure this afternoon.