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Our People: Ivy Hill

Southerner, Activist, Gender-Bender

Greenville, S.C. native Ivy Hill is the community health program director for Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and has been on the frontlines in the fight for LGBTQ equality in the South since joining the CSE team as LGBTQ rights toolkit coordinator in 2015.

S.C. Couple to Get Day in Court

Carolinas News Notes

A U.S. District Court has denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.

Primary elections to decide key races

Carolinas News Notes

Across Mecklenburg County and North Carolina the upcoming primary on Sept. 10 will bring candidates one step closer to election and the square-off between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop will leave one person victorious in securing the 9th District House of Representatives seat. McCready has secured endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign.

From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?

Anyone who’s lived in Charlotte for a minute knows that the Ballantyne area, wealthier than Mecklenburg County as a whole, isn’t the place to find an affordable apartment if you’re a hotel housekeeper, a fry cook, a landscaper — anyone making less than $15 or so an hour.

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.