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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’ https://t.co/plRHXX7wF3 https://t.co/FafcTqOGgb — 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 …

McCrory backpedals slightly on HB2 with executive order, leaving most of anti-LGBT bill in place

Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Tuesday in response to the backlash against House Bill 2 (HB2), while leaving most of it in place. The order expands non-discrimination protections for state employees to include sexual orientation and gender identity, while keeping in place the prohibition against cities and counties from expanding their non-discrimination ordinances to …