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Breast cancer walks help raise awareness

Monies raised go toward supporting organizations, research, treatment and care

October across the U.S. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, communities bring out the pink as participants take to the streets to walk or run to bring awareness to the disease that affects primarily women, and more rarely, men too.

Domestic violence in the workplace

Legal Eagles: Creating safeguards for protection

Employers are often quick to discourage office romances. One reason could be an attempt to avoid the precarious position of the employer and employees if the couple brings their relationship woes to the office or if the relationship does not last.

Our People: Calla Hales

Healthcare Administrator

Calla Hales, administrator of Charlotte abortion provider A Preferred Women’s Health Center (APWHC), is uniquely placed to bear witness not only to what may be some of the most critical moments in individual lives, but to the collision of personal and political on a larger scale.

Worldwide book launch slated

Carolinas News Notes

Dovetailing after the culmination of LGBT History Month during October, a worldwide book launch of “The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World” will be held on Nov. 7

Our People: Rep. Cecil Brockman

North Carolina State Legislator

Incumbent Democrat and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) graduate Cecil Brockman, 34, traveled from his native High Point in 2014 to take up his newly-won post in the North Carolina General Assembly.

ASO gets new leader

Carolina News Notes

Triad Health Project (THP) has announced that it named a new executive director, Mark Cassity, to lead its efforts in providing access to care and prevention of new HIV infections in the community.

Southern foundation grants top $3 million

Carolinas News Notes

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) has announced the approval of $3,895,000 in grants to be awarded from 2018 through 2020 to 24 organizations supporting the LGBTQ community in the U.S. South.