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North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

North Carolina Had the Fourth-Highest Number of Health Care Institution ‘Leaders’ in an Annual Survey-Based Report from an LGBTQ Rights Group.

In a state where advocates for transgender health still shudder remembering HB2, the “bathroom bill” of 2016, area hospitals have stepped up in their treatment of LGBTQ patients.

Bisexual org chapter hits Triad

Carolinas News Notes

The Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad has been chosen for the newest chapter of amBi.org, a national group of social clubs for bisexuals. The first amBi chapter on the East Coast, amBi Triad NC joins 10 other locations.

Film fest welcomes noted creatives

Carolinas News Notes

The 2019 OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival will be held from Oct. 2-6 … featuring an array of 27 films from filmmakers covering a wide variety of themes, along with 10 Q&A sessions, five parties and one salon panel discussion. Additionally, 27 filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects will be in attendance.

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

N.C. companies scored in HRC index

Beyond the Carolinas

America’s leading companies and law firms are meeting strengthened criteria to meet the evolving needs of the LGBTQ community around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

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.

Triad: Honored Professor, Foundation Grants, Church Recognition

Carolinas News Notes

A professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine has been honored for his research on transgender community healthcare, the Guilford Green Foundation will hold its granting ceremony on June 29 and First Lutheran Church has been recognized by Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America) as a Reconciling in Christ congregation.