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DTH Photo Illustration. A person walks down a street wearing a pride flag.

LGBTQ+ students share how they celebrate Pride

For some of the LGBTQ+ students at UNC, Pride Month means a number of different things.  Bri Smith, a rising junior, said Pride is about embracing and being proud of her identity — which is especially important because she wasn't fully out for much of her youth.

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A rainbow flag hangs on Franklin Street on June 3.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro collaborate to host Small Town Pride events throughout June

In honor of Pride Month, the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro are collaborating to host Small Town Pride, a local month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community this June. Chapel Hill Town Council member Karen Stegman said this event series is the closest collaboration Chapel Hill and Carrboro have ever had in regard to Pride Month. She said the Towns decided to work together in light of their shared importance placed on uplifting local LGBTQ+ community members.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Registrar notified seniors that they will have the option to choose the name that appears on their diploma in ConnectCarolina.

After five-year fight, UNC allows graduates to specify name on diploma

The University Registrar notified seniors that they now have the ability to specify the name that appears on their diplomas. This decision allows students, who may not go by their legal names, to display the name they identify with on their diplomas.  Assistant Provost and University Registrar Lauren DiGrazia said the goal of the decision is to increase student pride in their accomplishments. 

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N.C. General Assembly's three anti-trans bills follow a recent nationwide trend

In the past month, the N.C. General Assembly has introduced three bills seeking to discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals, especially those who are transgender and gender-nonconforming, in sports, health care and gender-affirming care.  Though new to the North Carolina legislature, many of these bills draw parallels, or even originate directly from, bills passed in other states. A major concern among activists is that many of these bills, both in North Carolina and across the country, seem to increasingly target transgender youth.

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Dr.April Callis is the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

UNC celebrates LGBTQ+ community through its annual Pride Week Celebration

Pride Week this year featured a variety of virtual events, including a Pride baking party, an LGBTQ+ book club meeting, Pride wellness hour, Pride Pictionary and a Pride film screening. These events, held by different organizations around campus, are intended to celebrate the LGBTQ community on UNC’s campus and give students a space to connect with each other within the community. 

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