Kyle Kufert, a junior biology major from Charlotte, rides on the UNC LGBTQ Center float at the NC Pride Festival and Parade in Durham on Sept. 27, 2014.

LGBTQ representation increases in North Carolina

 Six openly LGBTQ politicians were elected in North Carolina’s municipal elections on Nov. 7 — bringing the total of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the state to 20. 


House Bill 2

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NCAA announces it will consider NC bids for championship sites

The NCAA Board of Governors announced Tuesday that it will consider North Carolina’s bids for championship sites — after a partial repeal of HB2 became law on Friday. During the legislative process, the NCAA said it did not lobby for any particular change. “The Board of Governors, however, was hopeful that the state would fully repeal HB2 in order to allow the host communities to ensure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for the championship sites,” the NCAA Board of Governors said in a press release. And the board remains concerned about the public perception of a moratorium on enacting or amending non-discrimination ordinances until December 2020 — which passed as a part of N.C.