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Beyond the Carolinas – QNotes

N.C.’s trans employees, family members to have day in court

A U.S. District Court judge denied North Carolina state officials’ request to dismiss a lawsuit filed last March challenging North Carolina’s blanket exclusion of medically-necessary, transition-related healthcare from the state’s employee health plan.

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Point Foundation expands scholarship program

The Point Foundation announced the expansion of its community college scholarship program. A new multi-year grant will give Point the ability to offer “the next generation of LGBTQ leaders” two-years of financial support at community colleges

NAGLREP launches LGBT advisory group

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has announced the launch of its LGBT Mortgage Advisory Group to represent the interests of LGBTQ home buyers and mortgage professionals focusing on advocacy, education and empowerment.

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HIV criminalization laws impact people and cost state millions of dollars

Beyond the Carolinas

Between 1990 and 2019, at least 593 people were arrested under Missouri laws that criminalize people living with HIV and hepatitis B and C, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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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).