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Clear nondiscrimination law will send a message of safety to LGBTQN+ people

Midland Reporter Telegram • March 20, 2021, 1:01 pm Last year our country rejected politics of division and exclusion by using the American vote to elect Joe Biden as the president of the United States of America. This decisive declaration not only ousted President Trump but also put a stop to four years of his administration’s continuous removals and diminishments of protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, queer/questioning and nonbinary (LGBTQN+) people.
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What Republicans Could Learn From My Grandmother

New York Times • March 20, 2021, 12:56 pm The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.
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Keep the momentum on LGBTQ+ rights

San Antonio Express-News • March 19, 2021, 12:58 pm As chief executive officer of Equality Texas, I have watched support for LGBTQ+ equality increase among the American public and even right here in Texas.
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Religious freedom protects our right to worship. It doesn’t protect discrimination.

Religion News Service • March 9, 2021, 12:50 pm People of faith look the other way as legislators codify discrimination in the name of ‘religious liberty.’
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The Senate should pass the Equality Act

South Florida Sun Sentinel • March 9, 2021, 12:47 pm The Florida Commission on Human Relations recently announced its intention to enforce the Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County and extend protections to LGBTQ Floridians, not only in employment but in other critical areas of daily life as well. The commission will now hear claims from people who allege they are being discriminated against due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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W-S city council must protect LGBTQ+ North Carolinians like me from discrimination

Triad City Beat • March 5, 2021, 12:40 pm Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated so many families, kept loved ones separated and thrown an exhausting damper on any semblance of a social life, my fiancé Brianna and I decided to cheer ourselves up by diving into something that was supposed to be light and fun: wedding planning. But within a few days of searching for venues near our hometown of Winston-Salem, we discovered that this dreadful period had additional challenges in store.
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LGBTQ rights

News & Record • March 4, 2021, 12:43 pm As a lifelong North Carolinian and state representative of House District 57, I’m proud that the Greensboro City Council passed an LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy last month. Since a statewide ban on local protections expired in December 2020, a number of municipalities have recognized the importance of ensuring that no one faces discrimination because of who they are or who they love.
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On LGBTQ rights, we can find compassion and fairness for all

Deseret News • March 3, 2021, 12:44 pm In 2012, I taught a course for potential real estate agents that included anti-discrimination and fair housing laws. I wanted the students to understand the importance of these protections. I researched the history and damage discrimination does to individuals, families, neighborhoods and our nation. After teaching those classes, it was impossible for me to ignore the glaring lack of anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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N.C. Cities and the U.S. Congress Should Follow Durham’s Lead on LGBTQ Protections

Indy Week • March 3, 2021, 12:38 pm My wife Ann and I have experienced so much together here in North Carolina, the state that we love and have called home for more than three decades. After moving here to pursue graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, we graduated, started new jobs, and purchased a house together.
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Thanks, Reps. Katko and Reed, for ‘yes’ vote on LGBTQ equality bill

syracuse.com • March 2, 2021, 12:54 pm I am writing to express heartfelt thanks to U.S. Reps. John Katko and Tom Reed for their important votes in support of federal protections for LGBTQ Americans.
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Congress and other N.C. cities should follow in Greensboro’s footsteps on LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections

News & Record • February 28, 2021, 12:36 pm This year I have been prouder than ever to be a North Carolinian as I’ve watched local leaders across the state taking action to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. A few weeks ago, the Greensboro City Council passed an inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, days after five other municipalities took similar steps.
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American values and LGBTQ rights go hand in hand

San Antonio Express-News • February 25, 2021, 12:33 pm As the proud mother of a transgender child, I’ve felt a wide range of emotions in the past month. On the one hand, I’ve felt elation following President Joe Biden’s executive orders on LGBTQ nondiscrimination measures and the anti-transgender military ban — but I’ve also seen harmful, misguided and uneducated conversations about anti-transgender legislation percolate through the statehouse in Texas, where I live.
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Anti -discrimination protections for LGBT people like me should be universal

Florida Today • February 13, 2021, 12:30 pm This year, our community celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Bostock case, affirming that Title VII’s employment non-discrimination protections extend to people like me who identify as transgender. This was certainly something to celebrate; yet there is still plenty of work to be done to ensure that all, including LGBT people, are protected from discrimination under the law.
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A Longtime HIV Survivor on How We Achieve Health Equity

The Advocate • February 11, 2021, 12:28 pm With the inauguration of President Joe Biden, I hope we may now see the kind of leadership on LGBTQ issues we need. As a gay African-American man living with HIV, I have lived through two pandemics. Under both HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, LGBTQ people have had to shoulder the burden of discrimination while fighting to survive. I hope that 2021 is the year that changes.
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LGBT Americans deserve federal nondiscrimination protection

Trib Live • February 11, 2021, 12:26 pm As an LGBT-affirming marriage and family therapist in Westmoreland County, I see many people who lack any access to important resources and care. It’s disheartening to know that so many people don’t get the support they need due to discrimination in the place I call home.