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Homophobic West Virginia Republican asked to step down

Eric Porterfield had called LGBTQ community 'terrorist group'

Eric Porterfield, Republican member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates representing the state’s 27th District, has come under fire from Democrats and some members of his own party.

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LBGTQ Durham council member invited back to Catholic school

Durham Mayor Pro Tem Jillian Johnson included in original invitation

Rev. Christopher VanHaight, the priest who recently cancelled an invitation to LGBTQ Durham city councilmember Vernetta Alston to speak to Immaculata Catholic School students during Black History Month, has changed his mind and invited her to speak sometime later this school year.

Guidelines released on providing PrEP through college health programs

Beyond the Carolinas

The American College Health Association announced the release of its new guidelines, “HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.” The guidelines serve as a roadmap for college health services seeking to provide PrEP as a means of preventing new HIV infections and as a resource to assist with front line implementation.

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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.

HRC’s index rates N.C.’s LGBTQ laws

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI) and not surprising, North Carolina falls into the category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality.”