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Tallying up the mounting economic toll of North Carolina's HB2

September 16, 2016 - The cost of boycotts and cancellations in response to a controversial law that discriminates against LGBT people is climbing, with top college sports leagues this week announcing they're pulling events from the state. A Facing South analysis of these and other economic hits from the law puts total damages so far at well over $200 million.

First gay, Latino inaugural poet speaks of 'One Today'

January 21, 2013 - The poet for President Obama's second inauguration was Richard Blanco, the child of Cuban exiles who was raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University. Blanco is the first Latino and the first openly gay person to be chosen as the inaugural poet. At 44, he is also the youngest.