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Triangle: Election impact, guy’s social, rainbow shirts, center award, sex-change protocols

Carolinas News Notes

The 2016 Election has had an impact on local, state and national levels, Triangle guys are having a social, The University of Maine recently wore rainbow shirts in support of the LGBTQ community when the team played Duke University, the LGBT Center of Raleigh received a GSK Impact Award and sex-change protocols have changed for the state’s staff and retirees.

Amid a contested election, anti-LGBTQ violence on the rise

HB2 remains a controversial and costly issue

Ralayzia Taylor, a 24-year-old transgender woman, was smoking a cigarette in a Charlotte park when a group of teens attacked her with a hatchet, calling her “faggot.” Charges have been filed against the two 18-year-old attackers, and two minors are being held in connection as well.

HB2 defense tops $1.2 million

Court date delayed until SCOTUS decides similar case

The North Carolina legislature, dominated by Republicans since 2011, has spent a considerable sum legally defending its own laws. The Charlotte Observer reported recently that of $10.5 million, $1.2 million has been spent defending HB2 in court.