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Movie Org Appoints New Board Prez

Carolinas News Notes

OUT at the Movies announced the appointment of a new president to the board of directors, as well as one new member of the board, bringing the number of board members to 11.

Charlotte’s Cheslie Kryst Named Law Firm’s First Diversity Advisor

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The Current “Extra” television correspondent and Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst has been announced as North Carolina-based law firm Poyner Spruill’s first diversity advisor. The law firm traces its roots back the 1800s.

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RAIN Names New Leader

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Chelsea Gulden, a longtime HIV advocate and service provider, will become president and CEO of RAIN, following the retirement of the organization’s founder, president and CEO Debbie Warren in January 2021.

Governor Signs ‘Parents’ Day’ Proclamation

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During the first week of December, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring Dec. 6 as Gender Expansive Parents’ Day. Rep. Vernetta Alston’s office requested the proclamation to celebrate and acknowledge families in North Carolina with gender expansive parents.

RAIN Founder Announces Retirement

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RAIN has announced that its CEO and president, Debbie Warren, will be retiring in January 2021 from the HIV service organization she founded 28 years ago.

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Best of List Released by Campus Pride

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Campus Pride, in commemoration of LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day in October, released its 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities.