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

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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

MATT COMER | QNotes | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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 floor.

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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
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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