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…

Expect the Unexpected

Life can change in an instant. Life is great, but sometimes things happen, usually without warning. Some of those things can be good (sometimes very good) and sometimes they are not. Just because something is unexpected doesn’t mean we cannot be prepared. Recently, the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce sponsored a presentation on this topic.…

Another Trans Woman Murdered

Marquiisha Lawrence, a 28-year-old Black transgender woman, was found by family members fatally shot in her home on Loop Street in Greenville, South Carolina, on November 4. Her death marks the 46th violent killing of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. Crime reports and obituaries often list individuals who identify as trans as…

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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