LGBTQ

Lilly Knoepp

The Campaign for Southern Equality(CSE) has announced that it is opening up an additional round of funding for LGBTQ Southerners who have been impacted by COVID-19.

 This will bring the total amount available for the program’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program up to more than $200,000 since March. 

Lilly Knoepp

The United Methodist Church has announced a proposal to split the church over LGBTQ issues. A committee of 16 announced the plan called the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.  The committe was made up of bishops and members of a range of international Methodist g

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state health department is barred from allowing public funds to pay for conversion therapy for minors, a controversial practice aimed at changing young LGBT people's sexual orientations, under an order signed Friday by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Advocacy groups praised the Democratic governor's executive order as a pioneering step to restrict the therapy in the U.S. South.

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Southern neighbors Georgia and Alabama both passed bills that restrict abortion access this month. Activists say these laws will negatively impact access to healthcare in North Carolina - not just access to abortions for women.