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

MATT COMER | QNotes | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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

MATT COMER | QNotes | Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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

| Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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

| Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Greensboro-NC
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

| Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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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Case continued for man charged in North Carolina hotel homicide

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Garry Joseph Gupton
Garry Gupton (pictured) is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 9 death of Stephen White at a North Carolina motel.

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Anti-gay N.C. church members indicted on felony kidnapping, assault of gay man

MATT COMER | QNotes | Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Matthew Fenner alleges kidnapping and assault by members of his former church.
Five members of an anti-LGBT church in Spindale, N.C., have been indicted on several felony charges following a complaint lodged by a gay man.

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Charlotte to consider adding protections for LGBT community

MATT COMER | QNotes | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte, N.C., city council will move forward with further considerations on LGBT-inclusive protections in public accommodations and other city ordinances after hearing a proposal on Monday evening.

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N.C. man in critical condition after being set on fire by attacker he met in gay bar

| Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Garry Joseph Gupton
A North Carolina man is in critical condition following an attack in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 in a downtown Greensboro, N.C., hotel. Police say Garry Joseph Gupton, 26, attacked Stephen Patrick White, 46, and set him on fire, reports QNotes.

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N.C. pastor refers to gay judicial candidate as ‘flaming homosexual’

MATT COMER | QNotes | Friday, October 24, 2014
Rev. Johnny Hunter
RALEIGH, N.C. — An anti-LGBT pastor known for his advocacy against LGBT equality and marriage went on the attack against an openly gay judicial candidate at a press conference Thursday hosted by North Carolina Republican House Majority Leader Paul Stam.

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