Workplace equity in Charlotte

During Charlotte Pride, Qnotes surveyed nearly 300 people to find out the biggest challenges they faced in the workplace as part of our work investigating solutions for LGBTQ labor and workplace equality. What we found both closely resembles national surveys on mainstream workplace issues and reports on the existence of anti-LGBTQ bias in the workplace.…

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QueerSpace is a limited series from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Airspace podcast.

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Seven year years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry under the constitution. If you dig into an amicus brief for Obergefell, you’ll see mention of another case, Norton v Macy. This case set the precedent ruling that the federal government can’t fire an employee for being gay.

In this episode of QueerSpace, from the Smithsonian National Air and space Museum, attorney Paul Thompson, lawyer from the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, and writer of that Obergefell amicus brief, walks us through the case of humble NASA civil servant and petitioner Clifford Norton and how its impacts are still seen in our legal system today.


A New OUTlook

Qnotes launches new Solutions Journalism Series on Labor and Workplace Equality

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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…

CLT City Council Unanimously Votes Yes On NDO

A unanimous City Council vote August 9 signifies that all Charlotte residents will now be protected from discrimination in the workplace. The ordinance covers sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and natural hairstyles. It will also bar discrimination in public accommodations, such as hotels and housing. 

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