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Beyond the Carolinas – QNotes

SFC Supervisor Seeks to Preserve Icons Home

Beyond the Carolinas

District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced a resolution to designate the former home of pioneering LGBTQ and civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin as a local historic landmark.

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Data Shows Dynamics in Same-Sex Families

Beyond the Carolinas

The United States Census Bureau has reported that same-sex married couples have a higher median household income than opposite-sex married couples, but their poverty rates are not significantly different, according to 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) findings released on Sept. 17.

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Carey to Step Down as ED at Task Force

Beyond the Carolinas

After serving the National LGBTQ Task Force for 17 years, 12 of them as executive director, Rea Casey has tendered her resignation and will step down as the organization’s leader, effective at the end of January 2021.

U.S. House Approves Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Beyond the Carolinas

On Sept. 21 the U.S. House of Representatives passed The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which when implemented will allow Americans to simply dial “988” to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, instead of the current 10-digit number.

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Campus Pride Moves to Digital Operational Model

Carolinas News Notes

Campus Pride has announced that it has permanently taken its operations fully online to virtually meet the needs of LGBTQ college students across the country. The decision came after the national non-profit adapted its staffing model and all in-person programming during the summer and fall to an online format.

Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.