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Beyond the Carolinas – QNotes

News Briefs for 01.08.21

Beyond the Carolinas

News briefs from across the globe for 01.08.21.

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PFLAG Founder Manford’s 100th Birthday Celebrated

Beyond the Carolinas

On Dec. 4, Jeanne Manford, the mother who inspired a movement of parents, families and allies to advocate for their LGBTQ loved ones would have been 100 years old.

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HRC, EFI Release 2020 Municipal Equality Index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality Federation Institute have recently released their Municipal Equality Index that touts a record-setting national average for localities who continue to lead the way on equality, “even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership,” the organizations said.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Department of Corrections

Beyond the Carolinas

On Nov. 23 Ashley Diamond, a Black transgender woman represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), sued the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) for the second time for its failure to protect her from sexual assault and provide her with adequate healthcare while incarcerated.

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Taylor Foundation WAD Ball Date Set

Beyond the Carolinas

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) announced it will host its The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS: VIRTUAL broadcast on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.