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S.C. Couple to Get Day in Court

Carolinas News Notes

A U.S. District Court has denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.

How Discrimination Affects the LGBTQ Population

Legal Eagles

With more than 5.5 million LGBTQ individuals living in the United States, it’s important to recognize not only our progress in furthering equality efforts, but also the barriers LGBTQ people still face in fair and equal access to employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodation.

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.

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.

Bullying: ‘not a garden variety aggression’

From Schools to Offices to Construction Sites, Bullying Continues to Rear its Ugly Head

Bullying is a phenomenon that continues to have an earth-shattering impact on the lives of millions around the globe. Especially those who are in the LGBTQ community, according to research.

LGBTQ individuals are at a higher risk for mental illness

An Evolution in Therapy Creates Better Outcomes for LGBTQ Clients

It should come as no surprise that the LGBTQ community is among one of the highest at-risk groups to suffer from mental illness. And while many individuals do have similar needs to non-LGBTQ individuals, there are those areas of concern directly related to being a member of this community.

Orgs, experts file workplace discrimination amici briefs

Beyond the Carolinas

Williams Institute scholars, joined by other experts who study the LGBTQ population, filed amici briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.