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Don’t Forget the Kids!

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In Georgia alone, there are approximately 12,000 children in the foster care system, according to CASA Georgia (an agency of court-appointed special advocators). These children desperately need homes.

McCrory: NC and NBA had verbal agreement on HB2 that fell through

By Katherine Peralta and Rick Rothacker, The Charlotte Observer Gov. Pat McCrory says he and North Carolina legislative leaders had a “total verbal agreement” with the NBA about changes the state would make to House Bill 2 – changes that presumably would have kept the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte. In an interview Thursday, McCrory told the …

Stonewall Inn named a national monument

The Stonewall Inn is officially a national monument, the first LGBT site to be granted such an honor. The naming, which occurred Friday afternoon, comes after much recent speculation and years of efforts to get historical recognition of the bar, which is still in operation and is credited with kick starting the modern day LGBT …

WATCH: Charlotte transgender activists featured in British TV segment on HB2

The British television station Channel 4 recently broadcast a news segment on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation HB2, as well as the Obama administration’s directive to allow trans students to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and the states suing the federal government as a result. Charlotte transgender activists Lara Americo and Che Busiek …

Charlotte City Council removes “economic impact of HB2” from meeting, does not vote on repeal of ordinance

The Charlotte City Council removed the topic of the economic impact of HB2 and opted not take a vote on the repeal of the expanded LGBT non-discrimination ordinance at Monday night’s dinner meeting, which had been feared by community members and non-profit groups. Related: LGBT rights groups urge Charlotte City Council not to compromise with NCGA over HB2 …

McCrory looks to fight mental illness and substance abuse while discriminating against those most vulnerable

Gov. Pat McCrory appeared Thursday, along with North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer and several members of the Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in a Fayetteville drug treatment court, to present a report documenting recommendations on mental health and substance abuse in youth …