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Black, Queer and in the Pulpit

Black LGBTQ Clergy Offer Support to Community at a Tough Time

In the midst of battling systemic racism in our communities, criminal justice reform and LGBTQ alliance building, a pandemic rages on — one that disproportionately affects the Black community and LGBTQ people.

Orgs Release Equality Indexes

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their 7th annual State Equality Index and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

HRC, EFI Release 2020 Municipal Equality Index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality Federation Institute have recently released their Municipal Equality Index that touts a record-setting national average for localities who continue to lead the way on equality, “even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership,” the organizations said.

Equality Returns to the White House

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris Snag Prez Victory

The 2020 election results are nearly in from all 50 states in the U.S. And, with that, the nation has seen the defeat of Donald Trump and Mike Pence stronghold on the White House.

Support for Doyenne

Charlotte Barbershop is Recipient of Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME’s Queer to Stay

The buzzing sound of clippers fills a small barbershop tucked away at Salon Plaza off Galleria Blvd. in Charlotte. Owners Alicia Phillips, who goes by Brown, and Sakinah Dunlap are all smiles and laughter behind their masks. These two women know how to make you feel at home.

Injunction Won on Health Care Rule, Impacts LGBTQ North Carolinians

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 18 Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction against a recently published regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which would illegally strip away critical anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

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.