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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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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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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

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May primary will decide fate of gay Senate candidate

Ty Turner stresses jobs, healthcare, inclusion

North Carolina’s May 6 Democratic primaries will decide the fate of an openly gay candidate vying to represent a portion of the Queen City and Mecklenburg County in Raleigh.

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April 11, 2014 in Featured Stories, News

Silent no more, LGBT community is creating a new “Charlotte Way”

Editor's Note

Last June, I took to this column to praise the death of “The Charlotte Way.” At the time, a recent forum with former Charlotte mayors had exposed some leaders’ — in particular, former mayors Richard Vinroot’s and now-Gov. Pat McCrory’s — sadness at what they perceived as the end of this iconic, local “way of doing things.”

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April 11, 2014 in Editor's Note