Recent News & Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Salem West and Ann McMan in running for awards
Every year the Lambda Literary Foundation receives nominations from across the country for exceptional writers in a variety of categories. These hopefuls bring their own perspective and experience to their works and do so for the love of the art.