Topics: LGBTQ

The University offers a number of resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The LGBTQ Center works to foster an inclusive community within UNC. They do this by advocating for LGBTQ rights, setting up educational programs and offering resources to the UNC community relating to these issues.

Over the past few years the state of North Carolina has been involved in a fight over LGBTQ rights. In 2012 the state voted on a ballot initiative known as Amendment One. The initiative passed 61 percent to 39 percent and established a ban on gay marriage in the state’s constitution. A number of groups challenged the constitutionality of the decision, including the ACLU.

In October 2014, North Carolina became the 29th state, plus Washington, D.C., to legalize gay marriage in the United States. The Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states on June 26, 2015. 

Pride Place continues to create an immersive community for LGBTQ students

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Before Pride Place, junior Brennan Lewis was unsure if they would have a "normal" first-year experience in their dorm room. As a non-binary student, they wondered if their physical safety and mental health would be in jeopardy. 


UNC scores well in LGBTQ athlete survey

In the world of sports, physical talent is often the only thing fans see from the stands. For Stephen Bickford, a former UNC men's soccer player who was a first-year in 2005, a secret loomed over that talent in a way he felt no one could understand.


Editorial: Charlotte Pride should keep it political

This month, the organizers of Charlotte Pride, which will take place in August, have denied the request of a group called Gays for Trump to march in their parade.


LGBTQ rights historically threatened with baseball bats, anti-gay preaching

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North Carolina Speaker of the House, Tim Moore, once tried to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association as UNC’s speaker of student congress, in 1988.


Kenan-Flagler serves executive realness at Pride Club's second annual drag ball

Tonight at The Strowd, UNC students and members of the surrounding community will have the chance to experience and participate in drag culture at the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Pride Club’s second annual drag ball. 


Q&A with Carrboro High School student Jonah Perrin, a winner of Yale community engagement award

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Carrboro High School junior Jonah Perrin is one of 20 national winners of the Yale University Bassett Award for Community Engagement, an award to honor emerging leaders in public service and problem-solving societal issues. 


NCAA chooses sites in Greensboro, Raleigh and Cary for future championships

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North Carolina was chosen Tuesday to host NCAA championship events — two weeks after the NCAA Board of Governors reluctantly voted to consider the state’s bids.


A cappella groups and clubs give grad students a break from academics

While UNC is home to several rigorous graduate schools and programs, it is also home to graduate school clubs that help students cope with stress and make connections.


HB2 partial repeal leads to changes in Department of Justice lawsuit

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Organizations involved in the legal fight against controversial House Bill 2 are considering their options after the bill’s partial repeal last month.


LGBTQ Center of Durham hosts zine festival

The LBGTQ Center of Durham isn’t exactly what one might expect when imagining a center created to act as a network of support for Durham’s queer community: it’s a large purple house, and on Saturday, it was a packed one.


NC bill banning same-sex marriage will not advance in the General Assembly

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A bill filed Tuesday in the N.C. General Assembly to ban same-sex marriage will not advance in the legislature, according to a statement by N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore.


UNC senior's film about gay Trump supporters wins Pitch Fest at RiverRun festival

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Senior communications and interdisciplinary studies major in documentary studies Aaron Lovett won first place and a $500 prize for his film “Gays for Trump?” at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Bill in General Assembly calls for state to reject same-sex marriage

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North Carolina legislators filed a bill Tuesday calling on the state to reject the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 legalization of same-sex marriage.


ACLU requests public records from potential NCAA hosts

The American Civil Liberties Union has requested the release of public records from 11 sites and public universities aiming to host NCAA championship events — in order to assess whether sites are safe and inclusive.


NC's openly LGBTQ political figures talk representation in government and HB2's partial repeal

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Political figures in the North Carolina LGBTQ community met on campus Friday to discuss LGBTQ representation in government and the newly passed House Bill 142.


'We still have more to do': UNC minority faculty tops peer group at 11 percent

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Though UNC ranks among the highest of its peer institutions in terms of diversity, many still see room for improvement in the percentage of faculty of color, female faculty and LGBTQ faculty.


Elementary school book stirs legislative controversy in Charlotte

At 32 pages, a small book called "Jacob’s New Dress" is causing a big controversy in Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.


Openly LGBTQ politicians come to speak in panel at UNC

Today, the UNC LGBTQ Representation & Rights Research Initiative will welcome current and former North Carolina LGBTQ elected officials for a special event.


Partial HB2 repeal signed into law as legislators, Cooper rush to meet NCAA deadline

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Rep. Deb Butler, D-New Hanover, woke up Thursday morning to the news that legislators had begun a new deal to repeal part of House Bill 2.


Local leaders react to Thursday's partial HB2 repeal

Local leaders expressed mixed opinions following the swift passage of House Bill 142, a bipartisan bill to partially repeal House Bill 2.