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Charlotte to consider adding protections for LGBT community

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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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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Transportation Secretary, former Charlotte mayor supports gay marriage

Monday, May 12, 2014
Anthony Foxx
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city says he supports same-sex marriage.

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N.C. college battles transgender student over alleged discrimination

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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.
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.

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Transgender student in North Carolina nominated for homecoming king

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Q NotesEast Mecklenburg senior Blake Brockington holds the fundraising box that will determine if he becomes homecoming king on Friday.
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.

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Victory Fund announces ‘Ten Races to Watch’ featuring LGBT candidates

Friday, October 25, 2013
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The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.

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Gay couple attacked, beaten on Asheville street after called gay slurs

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Dustin Martin
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A gay couple from Charlotte, N.C. said they were attacked and beaten on the street during a recent visit to Asheville, and claim they were attacked because they're gay.

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Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention

Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez took to the podium Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and praised President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and for coming out in support of marriage equality, calling it evidence that the Administration is working to protect and advance “opportunities” for all American people.

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Democratic Convention attracts LGBT youth organizers

Monday, September 3, 2012
LGBT organizers in Charlotte talk about their plans to highlight queer and youth issues during the DNC (from left: Loan Tran, Gelisa Stitt, Matt Hickson and openly lesbian Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thousands of Democratic National Convention delegates and guests will celebrate the renomination of President Barack Obama this week as thousands more people show up to protest the national political convention.

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First Lady Michelle Obama to address LGBT DNC luncheon

Monday, September 3, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a special luncheon presented by several national and local LGBT organizations on Wednesday.

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Record number of LGBT participants descend on Charlotte for Democratic Convention

Monday, September 3, 2012
Nearly 1,000 attend for evening of entertainment and fellowship before start of Democratic Convention.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, N.C, this week, and will be attended by at least 534 official LGBT participants, according to National Stonewall Democrats, a marked increase in LGBT participation from four years ago in Denver where just over 350 LGBT participants were identified.

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