Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

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July 19, 2020

Adam Polaski | 610.306.7956 | adam@southernequality.org

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South 

1 in 3 LGBTQ people live in the South, facing distinct challenges  

but also utilizing innovative strategies for advocacy, progress, and change 

Today the Movement Advancement Project and Campaign for Southern Equality released Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership, a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation. 

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In Major Victory, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Employment Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans

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In Major Victory, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Employment Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans 

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VICTORY: South Carolina Court Strikes Outdated Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law as Unconstitutional

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CONTACTS:

Adam Polaski, Campaign for Southern Equality Communications Director
610.306.7956 | adam@southernequality.org

Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director
415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org

Tom Warnke | Lambda Legal Media Relations Director
213.841.4503 | twarnke@lambdalegal.org

VICTORY: South Carolina Court Strikes Outdated Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law as Unconstitutional

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