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U.S./World: N.C. native gets national love

Beyond the Carolinas

Durham, N.C., native Jacob Tobia, a fast-rising activist on transgender and genderqueer issues, is getting some national attention, sharing his story in a video message with I’m From Driftwood.

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U.S./World: Obama: Marriage equality a ‘story of freedom’

Beyond the Carolinas: Mentions bisexuals and transgender people for first time in a State of the Union

Just months before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the issue of nationwide marriage equality, President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 praised the issue as “a story of freedom across our country” and “a civil right.”

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U.S./Global: More lesbians marry than do gay men, gays have lower divorce rate

Beyond the Carolinas

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act has contributed to a significant increase in the number of same-sex couples marrying — even in states that had marriage equality long before the decision — according to new analysis by the Williams Institute.

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U.S./World: U.S. cities advance on LGBT inclusion

Beyond the Carolinas

At a time when many states continue to drag their feet on fully-inclusive LGBT laws and policies, the nation’s cities are stepping up in record numbers to ensure that all people are treated equally, according to a report issued Nov. 12 by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization.

U.S./World: Bill Clinton speaks at HRC gala

Beyond the Carolinas

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke at the Oct. 18 national Human Rights Campaign gala, commending LGBT rights activists for a string of victories that have brought marriage equality to a majority of states.