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Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.)

N.C. excludes LGBT protections in governor’s employment executive order

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory passed over protections for LGBT workers in signing a new executive order today barring employment discrimination for state workers. Statewide LGBT advocates are condemning the exclusion and are insisting the governor revisit the new order. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the governor continues... [ Read more → ]
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Myrtle Beach, S.C., passes far-reaching LGBT protections

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Leaders in one of South Carolina’s most popular beach resort city amended their human rights ordinance on Tuesday evening, including far-reaching LGBT-inclusive protections on everything from public accommodations to education. The new protections were passed without objection by the six-member council. [ Read more → ]
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N.C. GOP platform reasserts some anti-LGBT clauses, softens others

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Meeting in a statewide convention over the weekend in Cherokee, delegates of the North Carolina Republican Party adopted their new party platform, reasserting some anti-LGBT clauses and softening others. The adopted platform makes no mention of a federal constitutional amendment and softens the party platform’s anti-gay animus. [ Read more → ]
North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.

No LGBT representation in N.C., as gay candidates take a beating in primary

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three openly gay candidates vying for office across North Carolina lost in their respective primaries on Tuesday, and with those losses -- for the first time in a decade -- no openly LGBT person will be counted among the state legislature’s 170 members come January. [ Read more → ]
QNotesStudent Andraya Williams speaks to a media outlet during an April 4 rally supporting her, after she says officials at Central Piedmont Community College harassed and discriminated against her.

N.C. college battles transgender student over alleged discrimination

Saturday, April 5, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dozens of students and community members gathered Friday afternoon to protest alleged discrimination at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, calling on the college to apologize to a transgender student who claims she was mistreated and harassed by the school. [ Read more → ]
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

Catholic nun tells students gay parents abuse kids, masturbation turns boys gay

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students and parents at Charlotte Catholic High School are speaking out after they say a campus lecturer forcefully condemned homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham says gays are out to ‘recruit’ kids through marriage, adoption

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Franklin Graham, son of iconic American evangelist Billy Graham, spoke with The Charlotte Observer this week, addressing for the first time a written editorial in which the younger Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for that nation’s new anti-LGBT legislation. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)

Opponent’s campaign attacks Clay Aiken as ‘San Francisco values’

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT North Carolinians reacted swiftly Wednesday to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who earlier announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress. [ Read more → ]
Q NotesEast Mecklenburg senior Blake Brockington holds the fundraising box that will determine if he becomes homecoming king on Friday.

Transgender student in North Carolina nominated for homecoming king

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 17-year-old transgender senior at a North Carolina high school has been nominated by his peers to run for homecoming king. The winner — whoever raises the most money for an international charity — will be crowned this Friday at East Meck’s homecoming basketball game. [ Read more → ]
A.L. "Buddy" Collins

N.C. gay rights group questions safe school task force appointment

Thursday, November 14, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT advocates in North Carolina on Thursday questioned the appointment of a Winston-Salem, N.C. school board member they say is anti-gay to the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools. [ Read more → ]
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