Police have arrested one man in connection with a potential anti-gay hate crime and assault on two women on the campus of East Carolina University (ECU). Investigators are also looking for a second man they think was involved in the incident, which occurred early Friday morning outside of a campus dormitory.
A Triangle-area social justice group is planning to demonstrate at the Cameron Village shopping center this weekend after its co-director and partner were booted from the premises after showing signs of “gentle affection.”
Famed comedian and actor Lily Tomlin heads to Charlotte on Oct. 24, performing at Blumenthal’s Belk Theater. We got some of her thoughts on her upcoming show, Hollywood and entertainment culture and reality TV, along with her thoughts on the recent reports of gay teen suicides across the nation.
Marcus Brandon says he grew up steeped in traditions of Civil Rights legacies. That’s not a rare occurrence, especially for a young person growing up around Greensboro and who later attended North Carolina A&T University.
Theresa Knight, an obstetrician and gynecologist in St. Louis, Miss., says the best thing women can do to protect their health is know their risk. That’s especially true for lesbian women, she says, who are at a greater risk for both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
“It Gets Better” is an entirely appropriate message to send to young people. It’s a message I wish I could have heard earlier in my coming out process. Though I never actually attempted suicide, the thought crossed my mind more than a couple times. In one instance, I found myself sitting in my bedroom, crying with blade in hand, wrist turned up. Thank God I never went through with it. Thank God I had the opportunity to grow up and learn first-hand that, indeed, life does get better.
Do you think a repeal to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will be passed before the end of this year? See what these military veterans and one Citadel grad have to say.
Boy, there’s been a lot of action around Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) lately. Let’s all follow the bouncing ball.
Readers respond to stories on bullying, free speech, Fred Phelps, Pride Charlotte and new Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center leadership.
By a very rough estimate, since January I’ve counted 19 instances of hate crimes perpetrated against trans individuals resulting in death, worldwide. These are the lives we recall and commemorate each year on Nov. 20, the annual Trans Day of Remembrance. These are the lives that have been tragically snuffed out prematurely because of hate and fear and ignorance.