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Dick Durbin on DADT

September 6, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

US Sen. Dick Durbin: “I cannot remember a more touching ceremony than when [Obama] gathered us together to finally see the end of the discrimination of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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Dr. Jill Biden stands up for teachers, women

September 6, 2012 in News by James Nichols

Dr. Jill Biden, America’s Second Lady, addressed the delegates and attendees of the Democratic National Convention tonight.

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Time Warner Cable Arena is locked down

September 6, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Police have locked down the exterior doors of Time Warner Cable. For about an hour, delegates and guests have been prohibited from entering the venue. Inside, the convention floor has [...]

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Actresses urge Americans to vote

September 6, 2012 in News by James Nichols

FROM INSIDE THE ARENA: Actresses Kerry Washington and Scarlett Johansson fired up attendees of tonight’s Democratic National Convention.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at LGBT Caucus

September 6, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chair, spoke briefly at the end of the LGBT Caucus today, praising the historic number of LGB and transgender delegates.

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Barney Frank addresses LGBT caucus

September 6, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts currently addressing the last DNC LGBT Caucus. Frank, an architect of the new marriage equality plank approved with the platform earlier this week, [...]

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Dr. Jill Biden addresses LGBT Caucus Thursday

September 6, 2012 in News by James Nichols

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We work hard for that money…

September 6, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Late nights. Early mornings. Laptops positioned bedside. Slow (or non-existent internet) and crappy cell phone service. That’s life for media at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The convention has been [...]

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Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses DNC

September 5, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

John Perez, the openly gay speaker of the California Assembly, addressed delegates and guests at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: [...]

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Obama will not speak at Bank of America Stadium; events moved to arena due to severe weather

September 5, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Quick update below. Press release from the DNCC… DNCC Announces Thursday’s Convention Proceedings will Move to Time Warner Cable Arena Due to Severe Weather Forecasts CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ [...]

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Stonewall Dems cheer the first lady

September 4, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Members and supporters of National Stonewall Democrats are watching First Lady Michelle Obama’s convention speech. Afterward, a packed crowd is expected for a dance party for delegates and other convention [...]

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Working late…

September 4, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

At a Tuesday evening convention watch party, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis works on a press release following today’s approval of the Democratic Party Platform.

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Transgender Delegates Honored at LGBT Caucus

September 4, 2012 in News by James Nichols

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North Carolina trans delegate Janice Covington

September 3, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

One night before heading off to official DNC activities, North Carolina’s first and only transgender Democratic Convention delegate performed for a special DNC-themed drag performance at Wet Willie’s at the [...]

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MSNBC sets up in Uptown Charlotte

September 3, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Just came out of a great reception for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund at the Epicentre in Uptown Charlotte. Just as we come out, guess who goes on live [...]

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Charlotte’s openly gay council member fetes DNC

September 3, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Pictured: HRC 2012 Carolina Gala Co-Chair Rich Hurley, Gelisa Stitt, former HRC president Joe Solmonese and openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield at Unity Through Community LGBT welcome party [...]

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National LGBT bloggers flock to Charlotte

September 2, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

The LGBT welcome party is still going strong and LGBT bloggers Joe Jervis and Bil Browning are in the house. Jeremy Hooper of Good As You is expected on Wednesday.

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Joe Solmonese chats it up

September 2, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Former Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in Charlotte at the LGBT welcome event, chatting with a volunteer from the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.

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LGBT DNC welcome party is poppin’

September 2, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Organizers say close to 1,000 have turned out tonight for the Unity Through Community LGBT welcome event for the DNC. A locally-organized effort, dozens of community leaders pulled together to [...]

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Countdown underway…

September 2, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

It’s Sunday evening and the traffic is building up in and around Uptown Charlotte. Visited the offices of The PPL this morning, where some of our staff will be working [...]