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Orgs sue N.C. officials for healthcare coverage denial

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Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials on March 11 for discrimination in state employee healthcare.

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Advocates descend on General Assembly

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The NC HIV & AIDS Advocacy Day was held on March 12 in Raleigh, N.C. where patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, and advocates gathered for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2019.

NCAAN secures funding from AIDS United

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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

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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

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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.

HIV-positive status up in 2018

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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.

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ECU center hosts ribbon cutting, open house

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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

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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.