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Lawsuits aimed at securing rights for broad spectrum of LGBTQ community

Beyond the Carolinas

These cases represent a broad spectrum of individuals who are pushing “the system” in hopes of securing the rights and privileges afforded to their straight counterparts. Each are championed by Lambda Legal and others.

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LGBTQ seniors face critical challenges accessing aging services

Beyond the Carolinas

On Lok and Openhouse recently released results from a groundbreaking new report by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), which aims to tackle a wide range of unique challenges LGBTQ seniors face in accessing aging services in San Francisco.

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Network reverses ad placement decision

Beyond the Carolinas

GLAAD President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis “followed up with a statement saying, ‘The Hallmark Channel’s decision to correct its mistake sends an important message to LGBTQ people and represents a major loss for fringe organizations, like One Million Moms, whose sole purpose is to hurt families like mine.’

LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.

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National AIDS Memorial welcomes first panels of Quilt home

Beyond the Carolinas

On Dec. 1, more than 1,500 people gathered at the National AIDS Memorial to welcome home the first group of panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) back to San Francisco and honor leaders who helped bring together the voices of the epidemic with “profound courage, unrelenting hope and unity of humankind,” organizers shared.