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How Discrimination Affects the LGBTQ Population

Legal Eagles

With more than 5.5 million LGBTQ individuals living in the United States, it’s important to recognize not only our progress in furthering equality efforts, but also the barriers LGBTQ people still face in fair and equal access to employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodation.

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

Five Examples of LGBTQ Equality

Equal Rights, Not Special Rights

In my recent blog on my website, “Why So Much Hate,” I wrote about the hateful comments I receive on social media after blogging about topics such as Islamophobia, LGBTQ equality and Racism. In the LGBTQ area, I am shocked about some of the people commenting about LGBTQ people clamoring for “special rights.”

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.

When your family turns on you, where do you go?

A Look at Problems and Solutions for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Although Justin Early’s book “Street Child,” published in 2013 and based on his experiences near the latter part of the 20th century as a homeless youth (beginning at the mind-boggling age of 10), the story he tells still carries weight for homeless LGBTQ youth today.

LGBTQ individuals are at a higher risk for mental illness

An Evolution in Therapy Creates Better Outcomes for LGBTQ Clients

It should come as no surprise that the LGBTQ community is among one of the highest at-risk groups to suffer from mental illness. And while many individuals do have similar needs to non-LGBTQ individuals, there are those areas of concern directly related to being a member of this community.

HRC releases healthcare index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

#TeamPregnantDad: Epilogue

Becoming ‘Us.’ Here’s where Liam, Duane and Cypress are now.

[Editor’s Note: As a publishing partner with The Charlotte Observer, qnotes is republishing this multi-part storyline so our readers can have direct access to this remarkable feature. It is republished with permission and will be carried on Tuesdays and Thursdays until complete.] by Anna Douglas, Published in The Charlotte Observer on May 7, Updated on May 9 The …

#TeamPregnantDad: Chapter 5

Raising Cypress

Before Cypress was born, Liam and Duane spent months preparing a homecoming. They wanted a bigger car with more room for a car seat so they bought a new Jeep the first week they learned Liam was pregnant.