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Anti-Gay Hotspots Also Top Consumers of Gay Porn

NATIONAL | By Bill Allen | Aug 28
The more Republican and religious the state is, the more their residents love porn. So except for District of Columbia and New York, all of the Southern red states are the leaders in watching gay porn. And lots of it.

NC Transgender Activist Compiles Bathroom-Safe Venue List

NATIONAL | By Maria Dominguez | Aug 21
Since the advent of House Bill 2 (HB2), there has been an undeniable air of adversity in North Carolina, especially for transgender citizens of the state. One transgender activist has taken action.

Federal Judge Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Challenging HB 2

By John Riley | Aug 7
On Monday, a federal judge heard oral arguments on a motion seeking to stop North Carolina from enforcing its controversial HB 2 law.

McCrory Lets HB 2 Funding Bill Become Law Without His Signature

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 6
Under a bill approved last month by the Republican-run legislature, $500,000 that was previously earmarked for disaster relief will now go towards legal costs.

NC Boycotts Also Pinching LGBT Youth Group

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Jun 21
While well intentioned, the boycott triggered by NC's anti-LGBT Hosue Bill 2 looks to be doing some harm along with the good.

San Jose Bans Travel to NC, MS

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 21
San Jose has joined the list of cities and states banning taxpayer funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the enactment of anti-LGBT laws in those states.

NC Governor Forced to Seat Openly Gay Equality Activist on State Assembly

POLITICS | By Lainey Millen | Apr 24
Equality North Carolina's executive director, Chris Sgro, was selected by the Guilford County Democratic Party to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ralph Johnson on April 9 at a party meeting held that same day.

UNC President: Campuses Must Follow Transgender Law

NATIONAL | By Martha Waggoner | Apr 9
The 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system will follow the state's new law about transgender people by requiring all bathrooms to be designated for use by people based on their biological sex.

Wake County Joins Other Municipalities Across the Carolinas on LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | By Lainey Millen | Oct 12
On Sept. 21, the Wake County Commission added sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment protections. The county is the second largest by population in North Carolina.

North Carolina Local Nondiscrimination Ordinances Stay Intact

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Oct 3
A bill that was amended to potentially strip away the ability of local municipalities from enacting their own ordinances was defeated Tuesday after a bloc of Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives defected.

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