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Historic Hate Crime Bill Filed in North Carolina General AssemblyEquality NC

Equality NC comments on the filing of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, SB 794. The bill, if passed, would increase the scope of North Carolina’s hate crimes statute, mandate a reporting database at the State Bureau of Investigation, and require training for law enforcement and prosecutors.

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North Carolina 2017 State Equality Index ScorecardHuman Rights Campaign

Summarizes status of NC laws with respect to LGBTQ Hate Crimes, Health & Safety, Parenting, Youth, Non-Discrimination, Relationship Recognition and Religious Refusal,

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College Guide for LGBTQ StudentsBest Colleges

A general guide for LGBTQ students contemplating college. Sections include: Common Difficulties Faced by LGBTQ Students; Finding the Right School; Applying for College; Life on Campus; Organizations and Resources; Legal Rights. Includes interviews with industry professionals from a variety of fields, including mental health counseling and LGBTQ advocacy.

Guide, BackgrounderGreat Overview / Starting PointLink
College Scholarships For LGBTQ StudentsBest Colleges

Scholarships established for LGBT college students are available from several public and private organizations, as well as individual donors. Some welcome all LGBT applicants, while others may focus on specific subgroups. Check out our list of LGBT scholarships below for more details. Includes General Scholarships, Discipline-Specific Scholarships, and Demographic-Based Scholarships.

Database, CalendarGreat Overview / Starting PointLink
GLAAD Religion, Faith & Values ProgramGLAAD

GLAAD's Religion, Faith & Values program works to amplify the voices of LGBT-affirming communities of faith and LGBT people of faith. The program has successfully coordinated press conferences for religious leaders who speak out in support of LGBT issues and has secured national and religious media interest in stories that bring examples of LGBT equality in faith communities to Americans.

Guide, BackgrounderGreat Overview / Starting PointLink
Institute for Welcoming ResourcesNational LGBTQ Task Force

The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. IWR wants to help build church homes that are truly welcoming and nurturing, where everyone knows “they're okay, just like they are.” Denominational representatives of

Organization, Web SiteGreat Overview / Starting PointLink
HRC State Equality IndiexHuman Rights Campaign

A State-by-State Summary of LGBTQ Laws and Policies. Updated Annually The State Equality Index (SEI) is a comprehensive state-by-state report that provides a review of statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families. The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas of law and assigns the states to one of four distinct categories.

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Durham Starbucks first in Southeast to be LGBTQ ‘Safe Place’Herald Sun

Describes implementation of Safe Space program in Durham NC and LGBTQ Police Liaison

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Huffington Post: LGBT and ReligionHuffington Post

Huffington Post Newsfeed for LGBT and Religion

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LGBT & Religion NewsfeedAmericans United for Separation of Church and StateOngoing News SourceNoLink
WRN LGBT NewsfeedWorld Religion News

LGBT-tagged articles from a comprehensive news service covering a wide variety of faiths: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Scientology, Janism, Wicca, and so on.

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RNS LGBT & Religion NewsfeedReligion News Service

The LGBT Newsfeed from Religion News Service. RNS aims to be the largest single source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas. We strive to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions. RNS is an independent, nonprofit and award-winning source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture and ethics, reported by a staff of

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