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Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 12 – Lori Lightfood

Mayor of Chicago

b. August 4, 1962 “Breaking the back of the Chicago machine, it’s quite monumental.” Lori Lightfoot won a historic landslide victory in Chicago’s 2019 election to become the city’s first openly gay and first Black female mayor. It is her first elective office. Lightfoot grew up in a struggling working-class family in southern Ohio. Her …

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.

Bostock v. Clayton County

Legal Eagles: What the Landmark Ruling Means for LGBT Rights

Before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock, sexual orientation or gender identity were not always included as a protected class — essentially leaving room for discrimination against LGBT individuals to take place.

Divorce in the Pandemic Pandemonium

Legal Eagles: Navigating Separation, Divorce, and Co-Parenting Issues During COVID-19

So many things are out of everyone’s control right now. Neither divorce nor co-parenting are “one-size-fits-all” operations even under the best of normal, non-pandemic circumstances.

Our People: Teresa Davis

Attorney, Former Military Servicemember, Musician, Foodie

Teresa Davis, who has been a Charlotte, N.C. resident for over 15 years, has led an exciting and fulfilling life. Davis served as the president of the Charlotte Business Guild, as well as having served on the board of the Charlotte LGBT Community Center for over five years.

Orgs, experts file workplace discrimination amici briefs

Beyond the Carolinas

Williams Institute scholars, joined by other experts who study the LGBTQ population, filed amici briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Navigating Immigration Law Bureaucracy

Legal Eagles: LGBTGQ Families Find Significant Challenges

It is no secret that the LGBTQ community has faced discrimination throughout history in the United States. … One example, specifically, is the discriminatory effect U.S. immigration laws have on non-traditional families whose children are born outside of the U.S., whether by choice or circumstance.

Same-Sex Divorce in North Carolina

Legal Eagles: What You Need to Know

Before relevant case law surfaced declaring bans on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, same-sex divorce was not a topic that was widely addressed — there was not legal marriage to dissolve.