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North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

North Carolina Had the Fourth-Highest Number of Health Care Institution ‘Leaders’ in an Annual Survey-Based Report from an LGBTQ Rights Group.

In a state where advocates for transgender health still shudder remembering HB2, the “bathroom bill” of 2016, area hospitals have stepped up in their treatment of LGBTQ patients.

South Carolina: Louganis Keynotes, Comedians Perform, Gay Theatre

Carolinas News Notes

The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 with Olympic medalist Greg Louganis as keynote speaker, SC Equality will present a live performance by Sandy and Richard Riccardi on June 23 and Proud Mary Theatre Company has been formed performing LGBTQ-themed stories.

Triad: Center Gala, Alamance Pride, Drag Bingo, MCC Gathering, Guilford Rebranding

Carolinas News Notes

North Star LGBTQ Community Center will hold its Good Company Gala on Nov. 8, Alamance Pride will be held on Oct. 7, Drag Queen Bingo will be held on Oct. 21, Metropolitan Community Church of Winston-Salem, 4105 Patsy Dr., is hosting The Carolinas and Tennessee Network’s 2017 Network Gathering from Nov. 10-11 and the Guilford Green Foundation has announced that it has rebranded itself complete with a new logo and a relaunched website.

Triangle: Center Gala, Latinx Pageant, Pastor Honored

Carolinas News Notes

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will hold its Annual Awards Gala, “Strength Grows Here,” on Oct. 6, the Miss Hispanidad 2017 Pageant will be held on Aug. 25 and on July 23 St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church held a Celebration of Life for Rev. Carlton Dale Mutts Rutherford, LCSW, M.Div., who died on July 15.