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A Rainbow Tsunami

New Year Starts with Record-Breaking LGBTQ Political Representation

As the new Congress convened this week, a historic number of LGBTQ people will make up the U.S. House. Nine openly LGBTQ candidates were elected this past November, seven of whom were incumbents.

HB142 Sunset: The Path Forward

Political Voices

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, a key prong of House Bill 142 (HB142) reached sunset, ending a years-long moratorium that blocked cities and towns in our state from protecting their LGBTQ residents through local non-discrimination ordinances.

Governor Signs ‘Parents’ Day’ Proclamation

Carolinas News Notes

During the first week of December, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring Dec. 6 as Gender Expansive Parents’ Day. Rep. Vernetta Alston’s office requested the proclamation to celebrate and acknowledge families in North Carolina with gender expansive parents.

How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

Political Voices

After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.

North Carolina’s HB2 legacy still affecting travel to state

Swimmers Commute from Virginia in Order to Compete

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 ban on official travel to North Carolina are being observed by a group of State University of New York swimmers who qualified for the NCAA Swimming Division III Championship, being held March 20 – 23 in Greensboro, N.C.