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Community honors Pulse victims

Initiatives Support LGBTQ and Latinx Community Lives

In the three years since the [Pulse] attack, Americans in general and the LGBTQ community in particular have responded in various ways, attempting to make the community safer, more accepted and more prepared in the event of other, similar attacks.

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New scripted series launched

Beyond the Carolinas

Writer/creators Kyle David Pierce and Chris Salvatore have a new series in development centering on a 30’s gay male couple. The acting duo star in the series that takes a fresh look at gay marriage, parenting and when two families collide.

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Soulforce names co-execs

Beyond the Carolinas

Rev. Alba Onofrio and Yaz Mendez Nuñez are taking over the helm of Soulforce as co-executive directors with the departure of Haven Herrin, the organization has reported.

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of gay widower

Beyond the Carolinas

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision on May 16 in favor of David Reed, reversing a lower court decision finding that the KRON/IBEW Local 45 Pension Plan did not have to provide him with spousal survivor benefit.

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LGBTQ military orgs merge

Beyond the Carolinas

Two LGBTQ military non-profits — the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and OutServeSLDN — have announced that they are combining forces by merging to form … the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA).

TAR’s Oakley shares PSA

Beyond the Carolinas

The Trevor Project and AT&T Turn Up the Love, the company’s campaign to support and engage LGBTQ people and allies, has launched “Anytime, Anywhere” featuring content creator and LGBTQ advocate Tyler Oakley who is currently competing on his second season on CBS’s “The Amazing Race.”