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North Carolina General Assembly – QNotes

Our People: Lydia E. Lavelle

Politician, Educator, Activist

Mayor of Carrboro, N.C. and law professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Lydia E. Lavelle has played a vital role in the fight for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina.

Hyper-partisan Gerrymandering and Separation of Powers Can’t Coexist

Op-Ed: The Voting Landscape

After 36 consecutive years of governing the great State of North Carolina, we have gained a perspective that few will ever experience. Although our policies and political viewpoints often differ, today we stand united on a matter that has critical importance to the constitutional democracy of our state.

Our People: Ames Simmons

Policy Director, Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons is a queer, transgender white man who serves as the first-ever director of Trans Policy at Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

Poll shows majority of North Carolinians against conversion therapy

Results Show Rare Bipartisan Agreement Among Legislators

New polling data affirms that an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians from every political affiliation support the prevention of licensed medical professionals from conducting so-called “conversion therapy” on LGBTQ minors and disabled adults.

Advocates descend on General Assembly

Carolinas News Notes

The NC HIV & AIDS Advocacy Day was held on March 12 in Raleigh, N.C. where patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, and advocates gathered for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2019.

HB2 continues to Haunt North Carolina

Charlotte and the Carolinas: Facebook shuts down Franklin Graham’s page, Netflix plans to stop Wilmington production shoot

The cloud of HB2 has continued to hang over Charlotte and North Carolina, not unlike the gray overcast skies and rain that plagued the city for much of December and early January.

Regional: HIV/AIDS Advocates, Faith Summit, Aging Training

Carolinas News Notes

Patients, healthcare providers, community leaders and advocates gathered on June 12 for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2018, Equality North Carolina (ENC) has announced that Bree Newsome has accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the NC Faith Forward “Uniting For Our Future” summit on July 14 and Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects, Village Hearth Cohousing (Durham, N.C.) architect and pioneer of senior cohousing in North America, will host Study Group 1 Aging Successfully (SG1) Online Facilitator Training.