U.S./World: Quick Hits 07.01.16

Beyond the Carolinas

The Italian government has pledged a significant sum in the fight against AIDS.
info: theglobalfund.org.

Plaintiff Edie Windsor has selected her presidential candidate of choice in the 2016 election.
info: msnbc.com.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Susan DelBene introduced a resolution to designate June 26 at LGBT Equality Day, honoring three significant U.S. Supreme Court victories for LGBT Americans.
info: baldwin.senate.gov.

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In the wake of the Pulse shootings, JIRAIYA’s iconic Best Couple Kissing artwork has been contributed so that those who are raising funds to aid victims and survivors’ funds and affiliate charities can spread the word that “Love is Massive.”
info: massive-goods.com.

Gay coaching and matchmaking service owner Paul Angelo has announced that he is using cannabis training inside a program called Invitro that seeks to unlock potential for gay men.
info: paulangelo.com.

Equality Florida has raised $6 million in funds for its Pulse Victim Fund through a GoFundMe campaign. It will expedite disbursements.
info: eqfl.org.

The Williams Institute has announced that its Founders Council Member Jim Hooker has died.
info: law.ucla.edu.

The Family Equality Council has hired Stan Sloan as its new executive director.
info: familyequality.org.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues has released a global resources report on foundation and government funding for LGBT issues.
info: lgbtfunders.org.

A video campaign has been created to honor the lives of those lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting and to encourage individuals to live proudly.
info: restinpride.org.

Multimedia Platforms Worldwide has launched its “WiRLD Digital City Guide” directory for LGBT businesses.
info: wirld.com/cityguide.

Findings by The Williams Institute show that economic impact of marriage for same-sex couples has generated a $1.58 billion boost to the national economy and topped $102 million in state and local sales tax revenues since the landmark Obergefell case last year.
info: law.ucla.edu.

GLSEN has released its “Educational Exclusion: Dropout, Pushout, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline among LGBTQ Youth” report.
info: glsen.org.

Freedom for All Americans Education Fund is now accepting applications for its LGBT University Apprentice program.
info: freedomforallamericans.org.

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Melissa Etheridge has released a song, “Pulse,” as a way of honoring the memory of those lost in the Pulse shootings in Orlando. It is available on iTunes and Spotify. The artist is contributing all proceeds to Equality Florida.
info: bit.ly/294Vw7W.

A recent American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey has found that 70 percent of attorneys have noted a decrease in cohabitation agreements being drawn up between same-sex partners since same-sex marriage was legalized, says its president, Joslin Davis.
info: aaml.org.

McManus Associates has released its 10 top tax and estate planning considerations for same-sex couples.
info: mcmanuslegal.com.

More than 120 LGBT Latinx groups and allies have reaffirmed their resolve to end violence against marginalized communities following the Orlando tragedy, the Arcus Foundation shared.
info: arcusfoundation.org.

Faith groups have issued a thank you to President Barack Obama for his guidance on transgender students.
info: rac.org.

More than 40,000 have signed a petition in support of adding a rainbow flag emoji to honor the LGBT community.
info: thepetitionsite.com/843/110/131.

The International Business & Tourism Forum and LGBT Confex will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from Oct. 26-27.
info: lgbtconfex.com.

The Democratic National Committee has released a video reflecting on the progress for LGBT Americans during President Barack Obama’s administration
info: bit.ly/28YCZaj.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.