Transgender rights take front seat

The past couple weeks have seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender… [more]

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May primary will decide fate of gay Senate candidate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s May 6 Democratic primaries will decide the fate of an openly gay… [more]

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Carolina Connection: Fiction writers net Lammy nominations

Every year the Lambda Literary Foundation receives nominations from across the country for exceptional… [more]

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Fear, Silence & Loneliness

When Cameron Joyce was a senior in high school, a school administrator came to his classroom to read… [more]

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Chorus hosts ‘Forté!’, awards Gurss

Nearly 200 gathered for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte’s annual black-tie fundraiser gala, “Forté!”,… [more]

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Republican U.S. Senate candidates (L_R): Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Greg Brannon, Thom Tillis

First GOP Senate debate passes over LGBT issues

Topic was considered, but moderator says candidates' positions already well known

Questions on LGBT equality were omitted by moderators and journalists during the first televised debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

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by Matt Comer
April 23, 2014 in News

Female student wearing pants kicked out of local prom

Student says school had no dress code for event

A female student says she was kicked out of her prom for wearing pants and says she wants an apology from the school, which allegedly had not previously communicated a dress code for the event.

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April 22, 2014 in News

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Kansas shooter’s ties to 1987 gay slayings: Did feds protect a killer?

Attorneys convinced Frazier Glenn Miller tied to Shelby gay bookstore murders

Two defense attorneys Frazier Glenn Miller should have been considered the prime suspect in a 1987 Shelby, N.C., crime that, to this day, remains unsolved.

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April 18, 2014 in News

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Couples plan Tax Day protests

Same-sex couples in N.C., S.C. say state governments' tax treatments unfair

Same-sex couples in state capitals in North Carolina and South Carolina plan to hold Tax Day protests tomorrow, calling upon their state governments to recognize their legal marriages.

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April 14, 2014 in News

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Homeless LGBT youth advocate publishes ‘Plea to Pope Francis’

North Carolina furniture company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sponsors ad

The executive director of a homeless LGBT youth shelter in New York City writes in a full-page New York Times ad and open letter to Pope Francis today that the church must stop teaching homosexuality is sin. The letter also invites the pope to visit with homeless youth affected by the church’s teachings.

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April 13, 2014 in News

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‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ a perfect mix of classic and coming of age

Three Bone Theatre wins a new fan

This casual theatre observer thinks “Shakespeare’s R&J” was a real treat, and Three Bone Theatre has certainly won over a new fan.

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April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style

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Transgender rights take front seat

CPCC, CMS students push for inclusion

Charlotte has seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights as community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.

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April 11, 2014 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News