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Our People: Dee Murray

Career Nurse, Wife, Mom, and Grandmother

Dee Murray was born and raised in Kings Mountain, N.C. She relocated to Charlotte at a young age and has worked as a healthcare provider since her mid teens.
Murray worked as a nurse’s aide while raising children until obtaining her nursing degree around the age of 40. She is currently an RN for Novant Health in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) where she has worked for the last 10 years.

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

My entire focus has shifted to the first week of November. In the first days of the 11th month of 2020, two monumental things happen for the HIV community in our state. On Nov. 1, open enrollment begins, and over the subsequent 45 days, anyone can purchase health insurance through the marketplace.

Carey to Step Down as ED at Task Force

Beyond the Carolinas

After serving the National LGBTQ Task Force for 17 years, 12 of them as executive director, Rea Casey has tendered her resignation and will step down as the organization’s leader, effective at the end of January 2021.

LGBTQ LAW AND PRACTICE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Speakers will address relevant federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies impacting employment, healthcare, education and more. A panel of local attorneys will discuss what is happening in their organizations and share perspectives on how to be effective and educated advocates for clients.

Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

Injunction Won on Health Care Rule, Impacts LGBTQ North Carolinians

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 18 Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction against a recently published regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which would illegally strip away critical anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

Tucker Undergoes Career Transition

Former Time Out Youth ED to Begin New Chapter

Over the last few weeks, the Charlotte, N.C. LGBTQ community has been abuzz with gossip, speculation and more in finding out what happened in the sudden departure by former Time Out Youth Center (TOY) Executive Director Rodney Tucker from his 10-year tenure.

COVID-19’s Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic

Op-Ed

We cannot overlook COVID-19’s negative impacts. Disparities in access to medical care are more visible now, and the need for policies to ensure equitable access to healthcare and treatment are required. Compensation of essential workers, especially in healthcare, is inadequate and must be addressed.