On March 14 the Equality Act was introduced by Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, including out LGBTQ Sen. Tammy Baldwin and out LGBTQ Rep. David Cicilline.
GLSEN will hold its Respect Awards ceremony on May 15 in New York, N.Y. Honorees include Ryan Pedlow, founder of Two Creeks Capital (Visionary Award), Ann Clark, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Educator of the Year) and First Data (Corporate Ally Award). These awardees champion LGBTQ youth in K-12 schools. Special guest will be Dr. Jill …
The controversy surrounding House Bill 2 (HB2) sees developments every day. The anti-LGBTQ legislation, which mandates public restroom use by birth sex and nullifies local non-discrimination protections, has had massive pushback from advocates and allies. In the interest of keeping our readers informed, qnotes breaks down the avalanche of headlines and provides a brief but comprehensive breakdown of HB2 news.
Last year was a difficult year for North Carolina politically. House Bill 2 opened up the LGBTQ community for discrimination and landed the state firmly in the national spotlight for the worst reasons. Then the LGBTQ community had to witness Charlotte repealing its expanded non-discrimination ordinance on the hopes of an HB2 repeal that never came.