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Orgs, experts file workplace discrimination amici briefs

Beyond the Carolinas

Williams Institute scholars, joined by other experts who study the LGBTQ population, filed amici briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pride travel is heating up

Orbitz Survey Reveals Top LGBTQ Travel Considerations and Trending Destinations for 2019 Pride Events

With April acting as the unofficial kick off to Pride season, recognized annually and internationally throughout June, travelers can start planning a trip around the upcoming 2019 Pride festivities.

Trans activists defend ICE detainee in Georgia

Chin Tsui Held in Solitary Confinement, Medications Not Being Administered On Time, in Correct Dosages

There have been concerns about the treatment of transgender detainees in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities. Chin Tsui is one of those individuals and is currently being detained at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga.

ECU center hosts ribbon cutting, open house

Carolinas News Notes

East Carolina University (ECU) held a ribbon cutting and open house for the newly named Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center. It became the largest center of its kind in the University of North Carolina system.

Breast cancer walks help raise awareness

Monies raised go toward supporting organizations, research, treatment and care

October across the U.S. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, communities bring out the pink as participants take to the streets to walk or run to bring awareness to the disease that affects primarily women, and more rarely, men too.

Don’t Forget the Kids!

Legal Eagles

In Georgia alone, there are approximately 12,000 children in the foster care system, according to CASA Georgia (an agency of court-appointed special advocators). These children desperately need homes.