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2020 – QNotes

The 2020 Democratic Primaries

Primary Watch: Recapping the Primary Season of Biblical Proportions

The 2020 Democratic primaries for the U.S. presidency have been a series of contests that resulted in an unprecedented primary season of biblical proportions. The majority of the competitions this year were carried out while the United States was also fighting against the threat of a virus that has already claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, as well as creating a surge of adverse situations across the country.

SCOTUS Decision Shocks Local Gay Community

Employment Playing Field Changed, Protections Affirmed

No one saw this coming. The fight to protect LGBTQ individuals in the workplace seemed unwinnable, especially in this judicial era. But to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court declared discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity illegal on Monday, June 15.

Racial Discrimination and Violence Sparks a Revolution

Voices Speak Out Against Injustices

The world over, people are standing up in the fight against discrimination and social injustice after the death of many African-American individuals who were brought to their deaths by uncaring and racist people who used undue force against those whom they saw as unlike themselves.

Providence Lost

Twenty-twenty has been a terrible year for the world in general and for the United States in particular. We face a new and unexpected scourge, COVID-19, which has struck at least a million Americans, killed over a 100,000 of us, and caused the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

It’s a New Year and Time for Resolutions

Community Members Share Their Passion, Commitments and Hopes

The world has ushered in both a new year and a new decade. With that in mind, community members reflect on what they plan to do with the clean slate.

Come to Your Census and Vote!

2020 Call to Action

During the year that is unfolding, two key areas that can make a difference to the LGBTQ community and to the principles of democracy are simple: Vote and get counted.