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Commentary: Local parade's ban on rainbow flags, LGBT identities is prejudiced and must change
Come Saturday, Uptown Charlotte will be filled with a sea of green, as Charlotteans of all stripes come together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Though LGBT people will be present, they will also be invisible. And, that’s the way organizers want it.
Local business group will also offer mentorship/internships to students
The Charlotte Business Guild has been named a local affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The move gives the local organization and its members access to a variety of business resources and advocacy offered by the national chamber.
Openly gay footballer will begin play in 2014 season
Openly gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysén has signed to play with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, according to a press release from the team, a member of the National Premier Soccer League.
Attendees, details not disclosed; board says more details will be released after March 19 board meeting
The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte is continuing its efforts to address community concerns, organizational changes and its financial outlook, according to a statement from the group today.
Leader passes away after cancer diagnosis last week
State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a veteran lawmaker and LGBT community ally, died on Thursday at age 67, ten days after a stomach cancer diagnosis.
Openly gay lawmaker says 2012 amendment vote in N.C. House was 'hardest day of career'
State Rep. Marcus BRandon, running for a chance to take the 12th Congressional District seat this spring, was recently featured on Fusion TV. In the interview, Brandon said he “will not hide” and describes his toughest day of work at the North Carolina General Assembly.
Report: Large donors to other states bypassed North Carolina Amendment 1 campaign
A new report from a national investigative, non-partisan organization is profiling the top funders in the five marriage-related ballot initiatives across the U.S. in 2012, including North Carolina’s Amendment 1.