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Dudley’s Celebrates First Year

Carolinas News Notes

Rosedale Health and Wellness’ Dudley’s Place recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, having now reached over 500 clients with HIV care.

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Orgs launch voter safety protection campaign

Carolinas News Notes

With COVID-19 continuing to upend communities, Equality North Carolina, the North Carolina Black Alliance and Disability Rights North Carolina have launched a voter safety protection campaign called Safe Voter NC to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 250,000 North Carolinians from marginalized communities as they head to the polls.

SC Equality PAC announces first round of endorsements

Carolinas News Notes

The SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, the statewide LGBTQ civil rights group, has released their first round of endorsements for state and local races for the 2020 season.

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N.C. Author Kenan Dies

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University of North Carolina graduate and English professor Randall Kenan has died. The 57-year-old Black educator was found dead in Hillsboro, N.C. at his home on Aug. 29.

Injunction Won on Health Care Rule, Impacts LGBTQ North Carolinians

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On Aug. 18 Federal District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction against a recently published regulation by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which would illegally strip away critical anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

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Trans Murders Exceed 2019 Count

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In an alarming rate, transgender murders for 2020 have already surpassed the overall statistics for 2019, and this has happened in only half the time.

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

Carolinas News Notes

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) have released “Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership,” a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.

Court Blocks Enforcement of Graham’s Protest Ban Ordinance

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In response to a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed on July 3 by civil rights groups, a federal judge granted a consent temporary restraining order on July 6 following an agreement reached by the City of Graham, the Alamance County Sheriff and plaintiffs.