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Pride Journey: Spokane, Washington

Pacific Northwest Full of Splendor and Natural Beauty

The Pacific Northwest is and has always been one of my favorite places in the country to visit. Natural beauty is around every corner and Spokane is no different.

AGs file amicus brief

Beyond the Carolinas

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in support of a transgender student named Drew Adams, who is suing the St. Johns County School Board for discrimination.

Supreme Court takes action on trans military ban

Around the Country: Ruling will likely be temporarily stymied by lower courts in Maryland, Washington and California

The US Supreme Court announced today it would offer a temporary uphold of current U.S. president Donald Trump’s requested policy of a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military while lower courts continue to debate the case.

HB2 continues to Haunt North Carolina

Charlotte and the Carolinas: Facebook shuts down Franklin Graham’s page, Netflix plans to stop Wilmington production shoot

The cloud of HB2 has continued to hang over Charlotte and North Carolina, not unlike the gray overcast skies and rain that plagued the city for much of December and early January.

HRC’s Griffin to step down

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign announced that its president, Chad Griffin, he will leave his post at the organization in 2019 after serving it for seven years.

Hate crimes victim to be interred

Beyond the Carolinas

Matthew Shepard, a young man who was tied to a fence, beaten and tortured in 1998 in a field near Laramie, Wyo. will have his cremains interred in the National Cathedral in Washington on Oct. 26.

Headline acts blanket the nation

A sampling of major Pride festivals’ entertainment line-up

Across the U.S. during the month of June, big cities stage their annual Pride festivals to honor the history and celebrate what it is to have Pride.