Instant Photography

In ‘40s and ‘50s, Instant Photography Gave LGBT People a ‘Safe/Haven’ Christiana Lilly Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs, but in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. Until now. These two photographs and a…

Raleigh joins Wake County in New Non-Discrimination Protections

The Raleigh City Council unanimously voted to join in a new, LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday, the day after the ordinance was passed by Wake County. The move makes North Carolina’s capital city the 15th local government in the state to pass such an ordinance since a ban on local non-discrimination ordinances expired late last year. The…

NC Dem Apologizes for Supporting HB2

Charles Graham, a Democratic Party member of the North Carolina General Assembly, currently represents the 47th district (western Robeson County) of the North Carolina House of Representatives.   Home to the town of Lumberton and a sizable Lumbee Tribal population, Graham is a member of the Lumbee Tribe and the only Native American currently serving in the General Assembly. Earlier…

Wake County Passes LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance

North Carolina’s Wake County passed a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) October 18 to protect the LGBTQ community. More than one million people live in Wake County, which is home to the state capitol of Raleigh, as well as other municipalities and towns such as Apex, Cary. Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest,…

Tennessee Woman and Lambda Legal Sue In Response to Foster Agency Denial

Representing a woman in the neighboring state of Tennessee, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS) and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with several HHS officials and programs on behalf of Kelly Easter, from East Nashville.…

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