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LGBTQ America reaches historic milestone

First Openly-Gay Candidate Wins Iowa Caucus

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history at the Iowa caucus as the first openly-gay presidential candidate to win primary delegates toward a major party’s nomination process.

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Orgs share endorsement picks

Federal, State and Local Races

It’s finally 2020 political season and the country is off to the start for voting for their favorite candidates across a plethora of races. Here in the Carolinas, races are being run in hopes of capturing voter’s nods when they cast their ballots on Super Tuesday on March 3.

Transgender voter sues N.C., Mecklenburg election officials for questioning identity

Politics & Elections

A transgender woman sued North Carolina and Mecklenburg County election officials on Feb. 12, claiming she was denied equal protection under state law and endured emotional stress when a Cornelius elections official questioned her identity last November.

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Cultural power center launches fellowship

Beyond the Carolinas

The Center for Cultural Power, formerly CultureStrike, in partnership with 5050by2020 announced the launch of The Disruptors Fellowship — a five-month program that will be awarded to 10 artists of color who identify as transgender and/or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.

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Carolinas show rankings in HRC CEI

Beyond the Carolinas

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David announced that a record 686 of America’s leading companies and law firms were continuing to advance policies and practices to protect their LGBTQ workers — both at home and abroad, according to the HRC Foundation’s newly-released 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Six percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer

Beyond the Carolinas

An estimated 6 percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer, according to a new study, entitled “Exploring the Q in LGBTQ: Demographic characteristic and sexuality of queer people in a U.S. representative sample of sexual minorities,” by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.