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Regional: HRC Index, Diva Pageant

Carolinas News Notes

In its 15th year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its 2017 Corporate Equality Index and Carolinas companies made the grade, and the 2017 National Miss Don’t H8 Diva Pageant, “Down on the Farm,” will be held on June 30, 12 p.m., at Club South 29, 9112 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy., Spartanburg, S.C.

Regional: Healthcare index, Faith in American addition

Carolinas News Notes

The Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Equality Healthcare Index has been released and contains numerous Carolinas organizations and healthcare facilities and Faith in American has engaged the consulting firm of the Washington, D.C.-based Eleison Group, LLC to aid in increasing the organization’s efforts to protect the nation’s LGBTQ children and youth.

Equality NC Day of Advocacy to take place Feb. 22

Activists demand repeal and replacement of HB2

This year’s incarnation of the annual Day of Advocacy organized by Equality NC will enliven the North Carolina General Assembly this Feb. 22. Activists both LGBTQ and ally will join together to demand the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2) and to fight for state-wide non-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trump DOJ files brief undermining transgender student rights

Brief signals a shift in attitude towards LGBTQ legal battles

The Department of Justice under Donald Trump has made an about-face from the Obama days of expanding transgender rights. Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was confirmed amidst heavy protest, the DOJ filed a brief that presents the first hint as to how the new administration will treat LGBTQ rights.

HRC must evolve

Guest Commentary

Let me begin by saying that I WILL NOT be attending the “local” HRC gala this year.

Transgender activist organizes Human Rights Campaign gala protest

Concerns abound over fundraising efforts amid HB2 repeal failure, need of transgender voices, people of color

Charlotte has seen a lot of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) over the last few years. The organization, the largest LGBTQ rights advocacy lobbying group in the country, was active in helping to elect Charlotte City Council members who would pass a fully inclusive LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance, working alongside Equality North Carolina (ENC) and MeckPAC.