Stories tagged: "LGBTQ rights"

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My Child Is Leaving North Carolina Over New Anti-LGBTQ Laws

"I don’t know when I’ll see my child again after they board that plane," Shannon Fleming writes in an op-ed. "Because of NC Republican lawmakers' intentional and targeted hatred of the trans community, my family is being ripped apart."

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is set to override Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes of two anti-LGBTQ bills on Wednesday. But thee are still resources available for people who need it.  (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum, File)
NC Republicans’ Anti LGBTQ Bills ‘Don’t Speak for the Entire State’

There are several resources for any North Carolina LGBTQ youth who is feeling overwhelmed or is just looking for a safe sense of community.

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Biden Administration Announces New Measures to Protect LGBTQ Americans

The measures include efforts to protect LGBTQ community organizations from threats and releasing funds for new programs that will support the physical and mental health of LGBTQ youth. 

A protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case passes by a restaurant on June 24, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Where the Abortion Ban and 5 Other Key Bills Stand in the North Carolina Legislature

Here’s a look at some of the measures that did or did not pass during the frenzy of last week’s legislative deadline. 

North Carolina state Sen. Amy Galey, an Alamance County Republican, speaks to reporters at a news conference in the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Galey said she was baffled that her Parents' Bill of Rights, which seeks to bar instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 classrooms, is seen as divisive. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Senate Republicans Pass ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Which Could Force Teachers to Out Students

Opponents of the bill argue it's an effort to target, censor, and erase anyone who identifies as LGBTQ.

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‘Targeting Us’: A Chapel Hill Trans Teen Speaks Out Against Republicans’ Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Callum Bradford is a 16-year-old transgender student in Chapel Hill. We interviewed him to hear his thoughts on two anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in North Carolina.

North Carolina state Sen. Michael Lee, a New Hanover County Republican and education committee co-chair, takes questions from lawmakers about a bill seeking to restrict K-4 educators from teaching about LGBTQ topics induring a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Republicans Are Fast-Tracking a New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill That Would Force Teachers to Out Students 

Republican lawmakers introduced more than 200 anti-LGBTQ bills nationwide in January. Seventy-one percent of LGBTQ youth—and 86% of trans and nonbinary youth—said state laws restricting the rights of LGBTQ young people have negatively impacted their mental health, according to a recent poll.