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.
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Gender-neutral restroom signs were ripped down in the Campus Y Wednesday morning.
Even though businesses in Chapel Hill and Carrboro have spoken out against House Bill 2, they’ve still lost an estimated $1.2 million because of the bill, the Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau found.
After two years as assistant director of UNC’s LGBTQ Center, Angel Collie has moved to become the assistant director for the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University.
The UNC Department of Housing and Residential Education is opening a new residential community called Pride Place that focuses on LGBTQ identities. The department is also working on a rebranding project.
Rainbow flags flew and contemplative words were spoken — both in Spanish and in English — across Chapel Hill this week as communities gathered to commemorate the lives of the 49 people killed by a shooter in an Orlando nightclub.
The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday it won’t enforce House Bill 2, which would require transgender students to use the restroom which corresponds to the sex on their birth certificates.
House Bill 2 faces potential injunction after a complaint lodged this Monday by equal rights activist groups and individuals of North Carolina.
With North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory suing the federal Department of Justice on Monday, and the DoJ responding with a countersuit just hours later, it is important to remember how exactly we got here. Here is a timeline of the events which led up to and resulted from the passage of House Bill 2.
The case against House Bill 2 just met its youngest plaintiff — a junior in high school.
A ruling Tuesday determined a transgender student in Virginia could sue his school board for preventing him from using the bathroom that matches his gender identity.
House Bill 2 was passed by a Republican legislature and signed by a Republican governor — but not all Republicans support the controversial law.
It’s been a long 26 days for James Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Independent booksellers and publishers across North Carolina have joined together to ask for the repeal of House Bill 2.
When N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive action Tuesday, he included sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s nondiscrimination policy.
A “bathroom bill” modeled after North Carolina’s House Bill 2 faced scrutiny in the South Carolina Senate Wednesday.
University officials are refusing to speculate on how UNC will enforce House Bill 2’s requirement that people use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex.