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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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Charlotte, N.C., rejects LGBT-inclusive ordinances after hours of public debate

Monday, March 2, 2015
Hundreds filled a capacity meeting chamber in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, March 2, 2015, with the city opening several overflow rooms during debate on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances.
The Charlotte, N.C., city council has voted against expanding the city's nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of protected groups. ...

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

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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Benhams working to defeat Charlotte ‘depraved’ non-discrimination ordinance

Friday, February 27, 2015
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David and Jason Benham say they're working to defeat a proposed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., which David Benham called “so depraved and just absolutely craziness.” ...

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Groups begin lobbying Charlotte city council on LGBT protections

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Charlotte, N.C.
Organizations across North Carolina have begun lobbying members of the Charlotte city council this week ahead of plans by the council to consider updates to four non-discrimination ordinances. ...

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Charlotte, N.C., business guild proposes protections for LGBT workers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Charlotte, N.C.
The plan includes publicizing businesses that voluntarily provide protections, as well as trying to convince state lawmakers to require protection for employees. ...

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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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Charlotte, N.C. to consider LGBT protections in public accommodations

Friday, December 26, 2014
Charlotte, N.C.
Though some council members had concerns about the proposal, they unanimously voted for the city attorney’s office to study the issue and how an expanded ordinance might be implemented. ...

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

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

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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