Brisa Ramirez is a member of the board for Charlotte Pride and an analyst at 25 Capital. Ramirez is one of the United States’ 600,000+ beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy that allows individuals brought to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and gain an education in the country.
First and foremost, I am not suggesting everyone should be thin. I’m not suggesting everyone should be fit. I’m not suggesting everyone who isn’t is ugly, stupid, dirty, bad or immoral. I’m not suggesting fat people should be bullied, harassed, ignored, ridiculed or humiliated. I’m not suggesting fat people should be ashamed of themselves.
At its most basic, it’s just a piece of cloth. A nice poly-blend, perhaps, or a hank of nylon in a fade-resistant color. There are holes in one end to fasten to a pole or rope, but it’s otherwise just a piece of cloth. Yet, people have died for it and, as in the new book “Rainbow Warrior” by Gilbert Baker, that flag could be the fabric of revolution.
On Aug. 2 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used for conversion therapy for minors, including North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced.
The NC AIDS Action Network (NCAAN), Latino Commission on AIDS (LCA) and Southern AIDS Coalition released new results of a public opinion survey data from seven southern states showing strong support for public policies to combat HIV. NCAAN and LCA presented the results of the survey at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in late July.