Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


In this May 2016 file photo, protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building as they voice their concerns over the anti-trans HB2. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Why North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Policies Made Me Fear for My Life

A transgender 10th grader from western North Carolina tells us what it’s like to live in a state with a hostile GOP-controlled state Legislature.

The town of Carrboro passed protections for those who identify as LGBTQ because federal action has stalled. (Image via Town of Carrboro/Instagram)
NC Mayor: Burr, Tillis Need to Stand Up and Protect NC’s LGBTQ Residents

Carrboro's mayor explains why her town recently passed protections for LGBTQ people, and why more are needed.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity, but lawmakers put forth an anti-transgender bill this week focused on middle and high school sports.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
NC Faces Recession, Pandemic, and Upheaval in Schools. But These GOP Lawmakers Want to Talk Transgender Student-Athletes.

The inappropriately titled ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ wants to police transgender athletes’ participation in middle and high school sports.

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.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity, but lawmakers put forth an anti-transgender bill this week focused on middle and high school sports.  (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.