Charlotte’s Catholic News Herald, the local diocesan newspaper, reports that the nun at the center of anti-gay controversy at Charlotte Catholic High School is taking a “sabbatical.”
Several dozen students and community members gathered early Friday afternoon to protest alleged discrimination at Central Piedmont Community College. Students, many of whom attend CPCC and other local schools, are calling on the college to apologize to a transgender student who says she was mistreated and harassed at the school.
A local, start-up theatre company will open its production of “Shakespeare’s R&J,” a unique twist on the classic love story, this weekend in NoDa.
Following their first formal, written statement today responding to claims of discrimination and harassment on their campus, Central Piedmont Community College has clarified and updated its statement. The college says its policies and procedures are in full compliance with the law.
Actress Laverne Cox, who plays a transgender character on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” released a statement supporting a local student who claims she experienced harassment and discrimination by a Charlotte college.
Officials with Central Piedmont Community College released a statement today saying they are investigating an alleged incident of discrimination against a transgender student. The college, the statement reads, wants an “amicable resolution” with the student and is also examining its policies and procedures.
Parents filled the gym at Charlotte Catholic High School on Wednesday night to air complaints and comments about a recent speech by a nun who reportedly made inflammatory comments about gays and lesbians, divorce and single parenthood.
An incident report filed by Central Piedmont Community College security officers reveals that a transgender student confronted on campus did, in fact, present her ID to school officials, contradicting CPCC’s earlier statements that the student had refused to show security officers her ID.
As activists and community organizations rally around a transgender student who claimed she was harassed by campus security, officials at Central Piedmont Community College say their policies are “evolving,” though they currently do not include any protections for LGBT students or faculty.
A Catholic nun whose speech created controversy among Charlotte Catholic High School students, alumni and parents will not be giving a previously-scheduled speech in May.
City Council voted unanimously to postpone making a decision on filling former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s now-vacant seat until next Monday, April 7.
The attorney for a transgender student who claims she was harassed and detained by a local college’s security officers said today that she and the student are considering filing a civil rights complaint as school officials responded publicly to the claims of discrimination.
A transgender student attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she now feels unsafe and uncomfortable on the campus after a run-in with campus security on March 18.
Students and parents at Charlotte Catholic High School are speaking out after they say a campus lecturer forcefully condemned homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims.
Kode Brown, 28, works as the assistant manager of White Rabbit, where he’s worked since 2010. Believe it or not, he’s a Charlotte native (you don’t always see ‘em around!). He graduated from Providence High School in 2004. At White Rabbit, he’s in charge of a slew of tasks, including decorating the store’s front window and a new YouTube video series exploring the store’s offerings.
Late in 2012, local LGBT community leader and advocate Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the Charlotte-based national non-profit Campus Pride, made waves when he announced that he and his organization was suspending its boycott of Chick-fil-A.
Eleven students from Central Michigan University were in the Queen City from March 10-14 at Campus Pride to volunteer their time as part of Alternative Breaks, a national program that gives school students an option for vacation and break time during the academic year. It is under the umbrella of Break Away, a national non-profit organization.