One Third of NC’s Population Covered by NDOs- Many Gaps Still Left

A year ago, North Carolina saw a window of opportunity open. One prong of House Bill 142, the weakened successor to the infamous House Bill 2, expired once again, allowing local governments to pass ordinances to protect marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ community. With its sunset, cities, towns and counties could once again protect queer…

Merry Markets

Amid the worry of national supply chain issues, U.S. retail sales surged in October as people started their holiday shopping early. According to Reuters, retail sales jumped 1.7% last month, the largest gain since March, after rising 0.8% in September. Several of the top U.S. retailers hope that it’s a sign of a promising shopping…

Mecklenburg County finally passes NDO

Mecklenburg County commissioners, finally, officially passed a non-discrimination ordinance November 16, which includes protections for LGBTQ people in employment and housing. The ordinance also provides protections for people who wear natural hairstyles. For many in the general public the ordinance seemed like a done deal this past October 5, when headlines declared ‘Mecklenburg County Commission…

LGBTQ State and Local Government Employees Still Getting Shafted

About half of all LGBTQ people who work in education and law enforcement are not out to their supervisors. Over 600,000 LGBTQ employees are currently employed nationwide by state and local governments. One in five LGBTQ employees has worked in state or local government at some point in their careers, including nine percent who have…

Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber Announces Winners of 2020-2021 Business & Community Awards

The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce announced November 10 the winners of its 2020-2021 Business and Community Awards, a program that recognizes the contributions made by businesses and individuals in building a stronger LGBTQ and allied business and professional community.  The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce announced November 10 the winners of its 2020-2021 Business…

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