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It’s More than a Farewell

Saying So Long is Never Easy

A tear. It is one of many that will be shed as I experience the last days working as a staffer for qnotes as I begin my retirement. Yes, I am leaving.

SCOTUS & LGBTQ Rights Update

Legal Eagles

On Nov. 4, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Fulton v. Philadelphia to decide whether private agencies that receive taxpayer funding to provide government services, such as foster care agencies, food banks, homeless shelters and more, could be given a constitutional right to discriminate against and deny services to LGBTQ people based on the agency’s religious beliefs.

The Intersection of LGBTQ History and Disability

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most beloved and most commonly invoked LGBTQ historical figures also had disabilities…

The U.S. Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark sodomy decision. The press was huddled under the small bank of trees near the side entrance, waiting for the copies to be handed out. The fate of millions of lesbian and gay Americans lay in the hands of the high court.

Carey to Step Down as ED at Task Force

Beyond the Carolinas

After serving the National LGBTQ Task Force for 17 years, 12 of them as executive director, Rea Casey has tendered her resignation and will step down as the organization’s leader, effective at the end of January 2021.

Demystifying the Election Process

Election 2020: Tips, Truths and Timeliness

Well, here we are at T-minus however many days which are left until Nov. 3, 2020, when as a nation we cast our votes on ballots from “sea to shining sea.” This year, needless to say, will be one that will go down in history books as a major tale of good versus evil.