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Opinion – QNotes

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Are the Leaders We Need

Op-Ed

There’s no doubt that in the last four years, LGBTQ+ Americans have been set back. But true to our roots, LGBTQ+ Americans have persevered and fought back at every attack hurled our way. And now—in the most important election of our lifetime.

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Join Us as We Fight for Our Lives

Political Voices

From all of us at Equality North Carolina, Happy LGBTQ History Month! With Election Day looming and our nation experiencing unimaginable crisis, it can feel strange to celebrate anything right now.

Voting is Intercessory, Sacred and Gives Voice to Everyone

Spiritual Reflections

Over the past several weeks, I have not been shy about asking everyone with which I interact, “Do you plan to vote in the upcoming election?” Sadly, more than half respond that they do not plan to vote.

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Marriage Equality Takes Center Stage

Op-Ed

This week, many of us are wondering if our marriages are in jeopardy after two Supreme Court justices re-stated their objection to marriage equality, which was decided in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito believe a person’s religious beliefs should allow them to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

Our History and Our Present

Legal Eagles: Pauli Murray’s Impact on LGBTQ+ Law

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, who, in 21st century terms, was a gender non-conforming attorney, activist, scholar, writer, professor and priest.

Love Your Neighbor

Op-Ed

Before I proceed, I should note that I am the nominee of the Republican Party. I recognize that Republicans have a checkered history with the LGBTQ+ community, and this is the party’s fault.

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Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

Looking Ahead for Healthcare Benefits

My entire focus has shifted to the first week of November. In the first days of the 11th month of 2020, two monumental things happen for the HIV community in our state. On Nov. 1, open enrollment begins, and over the subsequent 45 days, anyone can purchase health insurance through the marketplace.

NAACP Election Important to LGBTQ+ Community

Op-Ed

From day one, Rev. Corine Mack has led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP with a progressive lens. Her election as president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP in January 2015 marked the start of an intersectional and inclusive path forward for the entrenched civil rights organization.