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Lainey Millen – QNotes

The foliage is blossoming across the Carolinas

Outdoor Gardens Welcome Visitors in Search of Nature’s Colors

Spring has sprung (actually, it’s been doing that for a while, but it has not been official until now). With unseasonably warm weather as early as mid-January and climate changes, the Carolinas have been witnessing peeks of yellow, fuchsia, pink and more, announcing the advent of the equinox.

S.C. strikes outdated law

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree that has declared South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement.

Point Foundation expands scholarship program

The Point Foundation announced the expansion of its community college scholarship program. A new multi-year grant will give Point the ability to offer “the next generation of LGBTQ leaders” two-years of financial support at community colleges

NAGLREP launches LGBT advisory group

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has announced the launch of its LGBT Mortgage Advisory Group to represent the interests of LGBTQ home buyers and mortgage professionals focusing on advocacy, education and empowerment.

LGBTQ advocates and South Carolina youth file lawsuit challenging state’s anti-LGBTQ curriculum law

Carolinas News Notes

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal, along with private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson, Brazil & Burke and law professor Clifford Rosky, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases.