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Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

My entire focus has shifted to the first week of November. In the first days of the 11th month of 2020, two monumental things happen for the HIV community in our state. On Nov. 1, open enrollment begins, and over the subsequent 45 days, anyone can purchase health insurance through the marketplace.

Legal Advocacy Center Expands Services for Community Members

Charlotte Lawyers Cut through Red Tape of Acquiring Public Assistance

In an effort to soften the blow from the continued COVID-19 aftermath within the community, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has extended its services to include a number of new resources aimed at helping those who have been adversely affected.

Coronavirus Journal, Part Three

Jesse's Journal

It has been more than three months since COVID-19 changed our lives forever. Things that we once took for granted are no longer with us, at least for the near future. In many ways, I am one of the lucky ones.

Carolinas show rankings in HRC CEI

Beyond the Carolinas

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David announced that a record 686 of America’s leading companies and law firms were continuing to advance policies and practices to protect their LGBTQ workers — both at home and abroad, according to the HRC Foundation’s newly-released 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Veteran benefits to be restored

Beyond the Carolinas

The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) released a statement that praised Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for signing into law legislation restoring state and local benefits to veterans discharged from the military under discriminatory policies.

Social Security benefits for the LGBTQ community

Gay & Gray: LGBTQ Seniors — Making the Most of the System

Laws around equal access and treatment of LGBTQ individuals, including same-gender couples, continues to evolve and change, some for the better, and some for the worse.