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A gay dad sounds off on “pseudo-Christian” martyr Kim Davis

Kim Davis's mugshot
"Kim Davis carried her cross up the stations of the legal system, and now she's at her final destination, eager to get to the crucifixion part." ...

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Suspect with possible white supremacist ties arrested in shooting of gay man

Stancil following his arrest in Florida.
Suspect Kenneth Morgan Stancil III shot his victim on the campus of Wayne Community College on Monday morning. The victim is a gay man and Stancil is suspected of having white supremacist leanings. ...

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Young N.C. transgender activist Blake Brockington dies of suicide

Blake Brockington
Friends and community members on Tuesday mourned the passing of a Charlotte, N.C., transgender youth activist, Blake Brockington, who died as the result of suicide overnight. ...

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North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide

Ash Haffner
Local LGBT community leaders in Charlotte, N.C., are responding with messages of support and encouragement, following the death Thursday of a transgender student. Ash Haffner, 16, died by suicide on Thursday. ...

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North Carolina Senate panel advances anti-LGBT magistrate discrimination bill

North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
A bill that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to opt out of providing legal marriage services or issuing marriage licenses, passed out of a state Senate committee on Tuesday, and heads to a full hearing on the Senate ...

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N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult

Patsy Keever
A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday. ...

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North Carolina GOP leader to advance anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill

Paul Stam
State Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, who was re-elected speaker pro tempore of the House on Wednesday, has announced that House leaders will hold a legislative briefing Jan. 28 on a proposed “religious freedom” bill. ...

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Charlotte Catholic diocese fires gay teacher for saying he’ll marry his partner

Charlotte Catholic High School
The local Roman Catholic diocese has come under fire again for anti-LGBT discrimination, this time firing a gay teacher after he announced he would marry his same-sex partner later this year. ...

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Greensboro first N.C. city to pass LGBT-inclusive housing, other protections

The Greensboro, N.C., city council unanimously passed several new ordinance changes at their meeting on Jan.6, making it the first city in the state to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, among other protections. ...

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Greensboro to vote on LGBT-inclusive housing, other protections

Greensboro, N.C.
The proposed changes in Greensboro include adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to a list of enumerated categories in three ordinances — fair housing, city employment and city services. ...

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