Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


LGBTQ leaders in Orange County are leading the push for local nondiscrimination ordinances now that HB2 is dead and gone. From L to R, Hillsborough Commissioner Matt Hughes, Chapel Hill Council Member Karen Stegman, Carrboro Council Member Damon Seils, and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
HB2’s Dead. Here Are the Towns Passing LGBTQ Protections ASAP.

In a post-HB2 world, Orange County, long a progressive bastion of NC, will lead the way for LGBTQ protections.

Protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building as they voice their concerns over House Bill 2, in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 16, 2016. House Bill 2, also known as the Bathroom Bill, which requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate, received the attention of national media and the White House before its 2017 repeal. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
HB2 Is Officially Dead and Gone in NC. Here’s Why That Matters.

The sunset of NC’s repeal of HB2 could have far-reaching effects, impacting local non-discrimination ordinances and, even, minimum wage rules.

US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October. Some worry that the Trump-stocked Supreme Court with Barrett on board is a threat to same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
I’m Terrified Trump’s Supreme Court Will Take Away My Marriage Rights

A former NC House candidate on why Trump's Supreme Court is a threat to same-sex marriage, and what we can do about it.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
US Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sat on Board at Private School with Anti-Gay Rules

AP says Amy Coney Barrett sat in a leadership position at private Christian schools barring children of same-sex parents and LGBTQ teachers.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
NC’s US Senate Race is Bigger Than Any Scandal. It’s Bigger Than Tillis and Cunningham.

Tillis wants us to think about the last 30 days of his race with Cunningham. Recall instead a decade of ruinous GOP leadership under Tillis.

Mark Robinson won election Tuesday night as NC's lieutenant governor.
‘I’m Not Ashamed’: Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Blasted for Racist, Homophobic Posts

The Republican candidate for NC lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson, is in a close race with Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.

Brandon Gray, a NC House candidate, says he and his boyfriend were victims of a homophobic assault in a Greensboro Walmart. (Photo taken by Brandon Gray)
Openly Gay NC House Candidate: I Was Attacked With Homophobic Slurs at a Greensboro Walmart

NC House candidate Brandon Gray said he was shopping in a Greensboro Walmart when a woman shouted homophobic slurs and attempted to choke his boyfriend.