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North Carolina General Assembly – QNotes

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.

Texas twin to HB2 in hibernation — for now

Legislative session ended without action; Lt. Gov. vows revival

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 may have been repealed in name, but its legacy lives on in imitation legislation pushed by conservative lawmakers in other states. The Texan version of the infamous “bathroom bill” was left unheard when the state’s House of Representatives ended its special session — but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick hasn’t given up the issue.

Discrimination continues

Support for LGBTQ community continues with travel bans, HRC index demotions

Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues. Under the “compromise” legislation, House Bill 142, signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on March 30, much of HB2 remains.