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Changes to Medicare Part D would hit patients close to home

A Personal Commentary

Making HIV treatment accessible to all who need it is vitally important, not only to those living with the virus, but also to our community more broadly. Currently, Medicare Part D — the government program that provides prescription drug coverage for those over 65 and/or disabled — covers many of the medications we use to treat HIV.

HRC’s index rates N.C.’s LGBTQ laws

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI) and not surprising, North Carolina falls into the category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality.”

N.C. Black History Month Commemorations

State Historic Sites and Museums Share Rich Past

African-American history in North Carolina involves struggle, resistance, songs and celebrations. All of this will be showcased at various programs at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Anti-violence laws don’t protect gay couples

Around North Carolina: Non-co-habitating couples can’t request legal protection for battering

Despite the Supreme Court ruling, the state was left with an obscure law unlike any other in the the nation that prevents those in same-sex relationships and not sharing a residence from accessing protective orders for domestic violence.

Chamber celebrates holidays, honors community members

Event’s welcome reception and social attended by Gov. Roy Cooper

Last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holiday season in festive style, as well as conducted its final business of the calendar year with its sold out “Shimmer, Shine & Success!” event held at The Westin. The event was also graced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

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.

The Year in Review: 2018

Transgender Issues at the Year’s Forefront

Despite an extremely right leaning political climate over the past year, 2018 saw a substantial drop in media coverage related to LGBTQ issues than in years past. That doesn’t mean noteworthy stories weren’t reported, however.

Voter ID law condemned

Carolinas News Notes

Equality North Carolina has condemned the North Carolina legislature on passage of SB824 which is a new voter identification law that will restrict the ability of vulnerable North Carolinians to cast their votes on Election Day.