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Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

Starting a Business During a Pandemic

Legal Eagles: Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

If you’ve thought about starting a business but never had the time, or found other excuses to keep you from taking the initial leap, consider this (now) to be a sign to go for it, even during the pandemic.

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.

Bostock v. Clayton County

Legal Eagles: What the Landmark Ruling Means for LGBT Rights

Before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock, sexual orientation or gender identity were not always included as a protected class — essentially leaving room for discrimination against LGBT individuals to take place.

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.

Union Filed Amicus Brief in the Case with SEIU, Jobs with Justice

Beyond the Carolinas

The Teamsters Union, SEIU and Jobs with Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff’s case that told the stories of women who work in non-traditional fields who have been labeled as transgender, bisexual or lesbian, even if they are not, as a form of harassment or discrimination.