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Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls

Talking About Liberating LGB/T People Through Theology

In Charlotte, Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls created the Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ) 10 years ago to be a “culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety, and empowerment of marginalized populations.”

WATCH: Charlotte transgender activists featured in British TV segment on HB2

The British television station Channel 4 recently broadcast a news segment on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation HB2, as well as the Obama administration’s directive to allow trans students to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and the states suing the federal government as a result. Charlotte transgender activists Lara Americo and Che Busiek …

Demi Lovato wears pro trans shirt at Billboard Awards, raising money for Equality NC, Time Out Youth

Demi Lovato performed her song “Cool for the Summer” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards wearing a shirt supporting the transgender community. #BBMAs: @DDLovato belts out ‘Cool for the Summer’ — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 23, 2016 It featured a gender-inclusive restroom symbol and a replica will be on sale during her tour with Nick Jonas. …

McCrory looks to fight mental illness and substance abuse while discriminating against those most vulnerable

Gov. Pat McCrory appeared Thursday, along with North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer and several members of the Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in a Fayetteville drug treatment court, to present a report documenting recommendations on mental health and substance abuse in youth …