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Orgs, experts file workplace discrimination amici briefs

Beyond the Carolinas

Williams Institute scholars, joined by other experts who study the LGBTQ population, filed amici briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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HRC releases sex discrimination report

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has published its “Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law,” a report that outlines how federal courts have developed a consistent legal narrative regarding discrimination against LGBTQ people as constituting unlawful sex discrimination under the nation’s civil rights laws.

MCC elects new moderator

Beyond the Carolinas

Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) elected Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston as their new moderator for a six-year term at the church body’s General Conference XXVII held recently.

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Playboy unveils Pride campaign

Beyond the Carolinas

Playboy announced its collaboration with The Trevor Project to help drive awareness and raise funds for its “50 Bills 50 States” initiative. “50 Bills 50 States” is an initiative working to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy in every state in the nation and countries around the world.

Landmark study reflects the lives of LGBTQ individuals who consider suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

The Trevor Project released the results of its inaugural National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. The survey found that 39 percent of LGBTQ youth surveyed have seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months, with more than half of transgender and non-binary youth having seriously considered suicide.

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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.

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.