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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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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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