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…

NC Native to Take Over Office of LGBTQ Resources at Yale University

Former North Carolina resident and native Samuel Byrd will transition into the role of director of the Office of LGBTQ Resources at Yale University during the month of December.  Maria Trumpler, founding director of the office, will retire December 1, although she will work closely with Yale newcomer Byrd throughout the month. Trumpler has led…

HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

The Carolinas has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy. In addition to these services, this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the following also provide novel coronavirus testing, healthcare support and other related services, in…

Free HIV Testing Locations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals have never been tested for HIV. In addition, the CDC states that of the thousands of new HIV diagnoses every year, many are likely transmitted by those unaware that they are HIV-positive. There are a number of free HIV testing sites across North…

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…

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