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Fighting Gentrification

An LGBTQ Project in Houston is Part of the Solution to Affordable Housing

Stories of Houston’s Third Ward and Charlotte’s Historic West End read nearly identical. Rapid development and gentrification are common in nearly every conversation about the historically Black neighborhoods. 

Orgs Release Equality Indexes

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their 7th annual State Equality Index and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

Housing in Uncertain Times

Time Out Youth Continues to Serve Those in Need During COVID-19

Time Out Youth Center (TOY) has been serving the LGBTQ youth population of the Charlotte region for decades and their housing support programs have never been more important than in 2020, as a pandemic rages on across the region.

Interview: Phillip Keene

A Conversation About Abandonment and Compassion

Phillip Keene is an LGBTQ actor and activist. He played the ongoing roll of “Buzz Watson” on the TV series “The Closer” and its spinoff “Major Crimes.” He has been with his husband, James Duff, since 1993, and they married in 2013.

More Anti-Discrimination Protections Possible After Bostock

Beyond the Carolinas

A new report by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law finds that millions of LGBTQ individuals could gain additional non-discrimination protections if courts interpret state laws consistent with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.