Out lesbian and former Christian music star will perform a this yearās FemmeFest. Photo Credit: Eye Photography. As a booking agent for The Evening Muse, Lea Pritchard worked very hard [...]
Bella DeLaura, a four-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, has been chosen as winner of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Departmentās 2011 Top Dog Photo Contest. The winning photo shows Bella suspended in mid-air as she runs and jumps in a grass field. Bella is owned by Jessica DeLaura of Charlotte.
Billy Ensley, the lead director of Theatre Charlotteās upcoming production of āRENT,ā has been performing professionally since he was a child and dove into directing and choreographing about 10 years ago. According to Ensley, taking on the task of directing a powerful work like āRENTā was an easy yes for him.
At a Congressional hearing on āDefending Marriageā in the Subcommittee on the Constitution, GetEQUAL, a national LGBT rights organization using direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience tactics, presented Maggie Gallagher, one of those testifying at the hearing and the board chair of the National Organization for Marriage, with the inaugural āAnita Bryant Award for Unbridled and Unparalleled Bigotry.ā
The University of North Carolina at Greensboroās MFA Media Studies students will present thesis works as part of their requirements for the program on May 5, 7-9 p.m., at the Weatherspoon Auditorium. A pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m.
After a successful year, The LGBT Center of Raleigh is moving to larger quarters. The new digs will be more visible and will allow for more opportunities and services for the community, including, but not limited to additional on-site programming such as youth and senior group meetings; health-related classes; an expanded resource library; community events; and more meeting space for other like-minded community organizations.
The Charlotte Business Guild is bringing the U.S. Department of Stateās Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson to its May 17 meeting at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St.
In my last column, I discussed the role T-shirts with slogans play in the battle over gay rights. It occurred to me, aside from the T-shirts Iāve read about that have caused ruckuses in schools and elsewhere, I donāt know what kinds of pro-gay and anti-gay T-shirts are available these days.
In many states, if a bill has not been passed through committee by a certain juncture, itās considered dead. Such was the fate of Maryland House Bill 235, the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act. This highly contentious bill garnered some support, but was also deemed by many to have been constructed with inappropriate language. Championed by Equality Maryland, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), as well as by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), it mandated protections for trans individuals with respect to employment, housing and credit. Conspicuously missing, however, was one critical component of anti-discrimination legislation: public accommodations.
k.d. lang is back with a bangā¦a Siss Boom Bang to be precise. Earlier this month the peerless singer-songwriter returned with āSing It Loud,ā her first studio album in three years and first recorded entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums she released with the Reclines that launched her groundbreaking career over 20 years ago.
If this time period starts out hot and heavy, blame Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus in energetic Aries. When is too much too too much? You may not know your outer limits. Maybe that is a good thing?