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Marriage Equality Takes Center Stage

Op-Ed

This week, many of us are wondering if our marriages are in jeopardy after two Supreme Court justices re-stated their objection to marriage equality, which was decided in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito believe a person’s religious beliefs should allow them to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

Our People: Peyton-Namir Johnson

Son, Friend, Producer

Peyton-Namir Johnson, 20, is doing his part in the LGBTQ community by serving on Time Out Youth Center’s (TOY) Youth Senate leadership team, whose primary purpose is to ensure that the center’s youth have a platform to share their ideas and to voice any concerns they may have.

Equality North Carolina: Our Road Map For 2020

Political Voices

It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of the elections this year taking place across our state. From the entire North Carolina General Assembly to the Governor’s Mansion to your local Board of Education, the number of races on this year’s ballot is nothing short of massive. Not to mention our congressional and presidential contests.

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.

Alfred Kinsey ‘was our Stonewall.’ – Samuel Steward

LGBT History Month: Pioneering Alfred Kinsey Opened Doors

There was a time when 1 out of every 2 Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey’s name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the last quarter-century or so, calling Alfred Kinsey “the man who made the homosexual movement possible” has come not from that movement but from the Antigay Industry.

Equality Act legislation introduced

Beyond the Carolinas

On March 14 the Equality Act was introduced by Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, including out LGBTQ Sen. Tammy Baldwin and out LGBTQ Rep. David Cicilline.