Recent News & Features
Siren Mountain Jam hosted in Boone, June 21-22
The Siren Mountain Jam slated for this weekend will make its debut as one of the newest women’s music festival held in the Southeast.
LGBT businesses not currently included but outreach important, says leader
Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, the city’s first and only openly LGBT elected official, spoke to nearly 40 LGBT community members on Tuesday about the city’s new minority, women and small business enterprise program.
Federal study finds adverse conditions across nation
A first-ever national study of housing discrimination against same-sex couples has found gay and lesbian couples face a higher risk of discrimination in the private rental market when compared to heterosexual couples.
UNCC staffers hope to preserve history of Charlotte LGBT experience
Organizers of a new community archive project at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte hope they can collect and preserve local LGBT history like never before. The goal, they say: Save often untold stories for future generations.
Commentary: City Council should amend and implement LGBT-inclusive contracting, purchasing policies, ordinances
How many of the companies who benefited from the $50 million in city DNC expenses have employment non-discrimination policies that match the city’s? How much money landed in the hands of companies who practice — or, at the very least, refuse to prohibit — the types of discrimination the city itself says is wrong?
Gay youth reported substantially higher rate of youth-on-youth assault than heterosexual peers
A new U.S. Department of Justice survey has found a high rate of rape and sexual abuse in the country’s juvenile justice system.