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North Carolina – QNotes

North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

North Carolina Had the Fourth-Highest Number of Health Care Institution ‘Leaders’ in an Annual Survey-Based Report from an LGBTQ Rights Group.

In a state where advocates for transgender health still shudder remembering HB2, the “bathroom bill” of 2016, area hospitals have stepped up in their treatment of LGBTQ patients.

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.

Our People: Natalie Watson

Center Volunteer, Community Leader

Having served as a volunteer coordinator for over two years, Natalie Watson is this year’s Community Impact Award recipient for the LGBTQ Center of Raleigh.

Pride fests in N.C.

From East to West, Upcoming Pride Festivals

Just because June has passed, it doesn’t mean celebrating our Pride is over! Many cities in NC have pride festivals this month.

Film fest welcomes noted creatives

Carolinas News Notes

The 2019 OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival will be held from Oct. 2-6 … featuring an array of 27 films from filmmakers covering a wide variety of themes, along with 10 Q&A sessions, five parties and one salon panel discussion. Additionally, 27 filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects will be in attendance.

Primary elections to decide key races

Carolinas News Notes

Across Mecklenburg County and North Carolina the upcoming primary on Sept. 10 will bring candidates one step closer to election and the square-off between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop will leave one person victorious in securing the 9th District House of Representatives seat. McCready has secured endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign.

Pride fests dot the Carolinas

Carolinas News Notes

As Pride Month is extended from June into September in the Carolinas, several towns and cities are gearing up to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ individuals. Not only that, visitors can enjoy these environs as a getaway while the weather is still on the warm side.

Immigration Law and the LGBTQ Community

Legal Eagles

I could tell the caller on the line was nervous and looking for help. He was undocumented and had recently married his U.S. citizen partner. He let me know that they had called other law firms and had not been treated well at all.

Sheriff to join Pride parade

Carolinas News Notes

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden will be a participant in the upcoming Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Aug. 18 in Uptown Charlotte.