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The U.S. Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark sodomy decision. The press was huddled under the small bank of trees near the side entrance, waiting for the copies to be handed out. The fate of millions of lesbian and gay Americans lay in the hands of the high court.

Trans Murders Exceed 2019 Count

Carolinas News Notes

In an alarming rate, transgender murders for 2020 have already surpassed the overall statistics for 2019, and this has happened in only half the time.

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

Carolinas News Notes

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) have released “Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership,” a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.

Court Blocks Enforcement of Graham’s Protest Ban Ordinance

Carolinas News Notes

In response to a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed on July 3 by civil rights groups, a federal judge granted a consent temporary restraining order on July 6 following an agreement reached by the City of Graham, the Alamance County Sheriff and plaintiffs.

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.

In Memoriam: Aimee Stephens, 1960-2020

On May 12, the world lost Aimee Stephens, 59, a transgender activist from Michigan whose U.S. Supreme Court case is one of three that are awaiting a decision that could change the way the U.S. handles civil rights.

Wisconsin’s Pandemic Primary

Primary Watch: Marginalized Communities Impacted and Sanders Bows Out

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the 2020 Democratic primary elections. Due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the reality of voting in America has changed.