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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.

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Our History and Our Present

Legal Eagles: Pauli Murray’s Impact on LGBTQ+ Law

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, who, in 21st century terms, was a gender non-conforming attorney, activist, scholar, writer, professor and priest.

Love Your Neighbor

Op-Ed

Before I proceed, I should note that I am the nominee of the Republican Party. I recognize that Republicans have a checkered history with the LGBTQ+ community, and this is the party’s fault.

NAACP Election Important to LGBTQ+ Community

Op-Ed

From day one, Rev. Corine Mack has led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP with a progressive lens. Her election as president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP in January 2015 marked the start of an intersectional and inclusive path forward for the entrenched civil rights organization.

Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

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.