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Thursday December 8th


Wilson Library, highlighted in Queerolina's online oral history, stands tall on Sept. 12, 2022.

Queerolina exhibit aims to preserve LGBTQ+ history at UNC

Queerolina, an online oral history exhibit in the Wilson Library Special Collections, works to tell the history of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC through stories and archives.  The name “Queerolina” was generated as a reparative label, reclaiming what was once a slur used to refer to the University’s progressive nature compared to other public schools in the Southeast.

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Atlas Rodgers (he/they) stands in the Coker Arboretum on July 9th, 2022. Rodgers is in the process of correcting his sex on his birth record.

Per new court ruling, transgender people can change sex on N.C. birth records without surgery

Transgender people born in North Carolina will now be able to change the sex designation on their birth certificates without the requirement of gender-affirming surgery per a decision by the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in late June.  The change is a result of a lawsuit filed in November 2021 on behalf of adult plaintiff Lillith Campos and two minors identified as C.B. and M.D who were all born in the state and identify as transgender. 

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The North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, NC.

Parents' Bill of Rights passes Senate Rules Committee, to move to N.C. Senate floor

House Bill 755, Parents' Bill of Rights, moved to the N.C. Senate floor after passing its hearing in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday. The bill, which was introduced and passed in the N.C. House of Representatives in May 2021, would require parental notification if a student uses a different name or pronoun and prohibits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 curriculums.  If passed in the state Senate, it is likely the bill will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. In this scenario, senators from both parties would have to vote in favor of overriding the veto.

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Hogan Medlin is the current Carolina Pride Alumni Network president. He graduated from UNC in 2011 and is a former student body president. Photo courtesy of Hogan Medlin.

'All over campus, all over town': Story of Us archive preserves LGBTQ student voices

The Carolina Pride Alumni Network, Wilson Library and the Southern Oral History Program have partnered to create 'The Story of Us' – a digital archive to preserve the history of the University’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty. “I think there are direct benefits for current students both undergraduate and graduates who will, in the future, be able to access this archive, find themselves in it, find inspiration from it and hopefully see that they too fit in and they count at Carolina,” CPAN President Hogan Medlin said. “It’s incredibly important for any marginalized community, but in particular this community, given that our history has not yet been captured.”

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