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NCAAN secures funding from AIDS United

Carolinas News Notes

The North Carolina AIDS Action Network has been awarded a grant for $70,000 from AIDS United through the Southern HIV Impact Fund.

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HRC NC gala welcomes actress Bellamy Young

Carolinas News Notes

The 24th Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) North Carolina Dinner will be held on Feb. 23, 5 p.m., at Le Méridien Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell St., North Tower, and features actress Bellamy Young and comedian and auctioneer Dana Goldberg.

Aldersgate to host LGBTQ lawmakers discussion

Carolinas News Notes

On Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., at Aldersgate’s Fellowship Hall, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Andrew Reynolds, Ph.D., author of “The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World,” will discuss his latest book.

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HIV-positive status up in 2018

Carolinas News Notes

In 2018, Palmetto Community Care (PCC) tested almost 1,700 people for HIV, recording 23 new HIV-positive cases. That number was up from 20 new HIV-positive cases in 2017.

ECU center hosts ribbon cutting, open house

Carolinas News Notes

East Carolina University (ECU) held a ribbon cutting and open house for the newly named Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center. It became the largest center of its kind in the University of North Carolina system.

Trans directory released

Carolinas News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality released an updated and expanded version of “Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources and Services” to help transgender Southerners access the medical and legal services they need.

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Voter ID law condemned

Carolinas News Notes

Equality North Carolina has condemned the North Carolina legislature on passage of SB824 which is a new voter identification law that will restrict the ability of vulnerable North Carolinians to cast their votes on Election Day.