LGBTQ


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Hundreds of mourners came to the Three Winners vigil to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Chapel Hill shootings.

SCOTUS to rule on workplace LGBTQ+ discrimination, but where does North Carolina stand?

As the Supreme Court decides  whether federal law prohibits discrimination by employers based on sexual orientation or gender identity, this issue is left up to the states. North Carolina does not have laws protecting individuals from discrimination, but Chapel Hill and Carrboro both have policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 


10/8/2019 9:58pm

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Column: LGBTQ+ people are resilient as hell

Any workplace would be lucky to have queer and trans staff members, and the Supreme Court should back this up by protecting our right to equal employment ⁠— regardless of who we are or who we love.


6/2/2019 11:19pm

Lydia Lavelle is the current mayor of Carrboro, who is running for reelection. Photo courtesy of the town of Carrboro.

Column: Colors of pride

"What exactly is symbolized by each color of the Pride flag, the visual representation of the LGBTQ+ community?"

4/3/2019 10:38pm

Senior Brennan Lewis sits in front of the Union on Friday, March 22, 2019. Brennan helped to found Queer NC when they were in high school, which is an organziation that hosts events and activities for LGBTQ youth.

Look back at the history of LGBTQ+ activism in North Carolina

From the 1950s to today's LGBTQ+ activism, the gay rights movement in North Carolina has been different, unique and well worth looking back on. Like many other rights movements, the one pertaining the LGBTQ+ community has shouldered the brunt of turmoil, conflict and victories. Sharing the history and experiences of peers encourages a reflection of the past, and an eye toward the future as the struggle for equality continues.