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Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

Court Hears Oral Argument in Citizenship Recognition

A federal court in Maryland heard arguments on June 5 in a case brought by Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis on behalf of a married gay couple and their daughter Kessem Kiviti, whom the Trump administration continues to refuse to recognize as a U.S. citizen since birth, even though both of her parents are U.S. citizens.

Discrimination remains differentiator for LGBTQ home buyers and sellers

Beyond the Carolinas

Housing discrimination (and the fear of it) along with a desire for safe and welcoming neighborhoods differentiate LGBTQ homebuyers and sellers from non LGBTQ homebuyers and sellers according to National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professional’s (NAGLREP) fourth annual LGBT Real Estate Report.

NAGLREP launches LGBT advisory group

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has announced the launch of its LGBT Mortgage Advisory Group to represent the interests of LGBTQ home buyers and mortgage professionals focusing on advocacy, education and empowerment.

Alimony, child custody, equitable distribution, oh my!

Legal Eagles: A Checklist If Your Marriage Isn’t Going to Last

Since the United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs Hodges in 2015, all individuals in the United States have a right to marry whomever they want. All individuals also have a right to separate and divorce from their spouse.

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.