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Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Department of Corrections

Beyond the Carolinas

On Nov. 23 Ashley Diamond, a Black transgender woman represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), sued the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) for the second time for its failure to protect her from sexual assault and provide her with adequate healthcare while incarcerated.

Our History and Our Present

Legal Eagles: Pauli Murray’s Impact on LGBTQ+ Law

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, who, in 21st century terms, was a gender non-conforming attorney, activist, scholar, writer, professor and priest.

Demystifying the Election Process

Election 2020: Tips, Truths and Timeliness

Well, here we are at T-minus however many days which are left until Nov. 3, 2020, when as a nation we cast our votes on ballots from “sea to shining sea.” This year, needless to say, will be one that will go down in history books as a major tale of good versus evil.

More Anti-Discrimination Protections Possible After Bostock

Beyond the Carolinas

A new report by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law finds that millions of LGBTQ individuals could gain additional non-discrimination protections if courts interpret state laws consistent with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

Carolinas News Notes

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) have released “Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership,” a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.

Zillow Now Displays LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws on All Homes

Beyond the Carolinas

Zillow recently unveiled its LGBT Local Legal Protections, a data-powered resource to help people see whether for-sale and rental listings are in communities where state and local regulations explicitly protect individuals who identify as LGBTQ (i) individuals from discrimination.

How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

Political Voices

After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.

SCOTUS Decision Shocks Local Gay Community

Employment Playing Field Changed, Protections Affirmed

No one saw this coming. The fight to protect LGBTQ individuals in the workplace seemed unwinnable, especially in this judicial era. But to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court declared discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity illegal on Monday, June 15.

Carolinas show rankings in HRC CEI

Beyond the Carolinas

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David announced that a record 686 of America’s leading companies and law firms were continuing to advance policies and practices to protect their LGBTQ workers — both at home and abroad, according to the HRC Foundation’s newly-released 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).