NEW BERN, N.C. — WCTI-TV, a FOX affiliate, reported on Jan. 10 and 11, that a restaurant owner Ed McGovern of The Stingray Café, 520 S. Front St., on Dec. 4, presented a married lesbian couple, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, with a condemning letter in the parking area, after they had completed their meal and paid their bill.
Local LGBT community groups and their leaders were absent on Saturday when as many as 250 counter-protesters were organized to drown out the messages of two hate groups at a rally in Uptown Charlotte.
Local media came out in droves to cover the Nov. 10 rally by neo-Nazi and KKK groups. A snapshot of local coverage.
As many as 250 counter-protesters flocked to Uptown Charlotte today to demonstrate against a neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan rally meant to protest undocumented immigration. Organizers of the counter-protest say they wanted to take a stand against hate.
Running an LGBT community newspaper, or any minority community newspaper for that matter, is no easy task. qnotes, like other minority press, operates in a sometimes uncomfortable middle ground between objective media and an instrument to build and empower community.
A national neo-Nazi hate group has announced its plans to hold a Nov. 10 rally against illegal immigration in downtown Charlotte. The event by the National Socialist Movement, a Southern Poverty Law Center-documented hate group led by Jeff Schoep, comes just a few weeks after another hate group leader addressed audiences in Charlotte.
After two weeks of scrutiny, a message against discrimination from openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield has been revealed to this newspaper even as Mayfield continues to dodge requests for an on-the-record and public statement.
Pressure is building for local elected officials and candidates to denounce the anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT comments of hate group leader Louis Farrakhan as two organizations, one local and one national, speak out against hate.
This news out of nearby Fort Mill, S.C., grabbed the attention of the public today, even as some local elected officials in Charlotte continue to dodge questions regarding their views on anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hate.
On Monday night, President Barack Obama went on the record in front a national audience of tens of millions of voters against anti-Semitism and hate. He said that he had visited Israel and a Holocaust memorial there to “remind myself of the nature of evil.”
After several days of non-response, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake, who attended two events with hate group leader Louis Farrakhan last week, has declined to condemn the leader’s comments about Jews and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Another local elected official has gone on record against hate speech following the ongoing controversy regarding hate leader Louis Farrakhan’s recent events in Charlotte and several LGBT-friendly elected officials’ appearances at them.
Another local elected official spoke out this morning, following a request by qnotes to condemn the anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT hate speech of hate group leader Louis Farrakhan. Yet, despite repeated requests, openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield continues to refuse to do the same.
A timeline gives a short overview of the events which have transpired since hate group leader Louis Farrakhan visited Charlotte for a series of speaking events Oct. 13-14.
More developing news in the on-going controversy regarding openly lesbian Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, who has dodged repeated questions asking her to condemn anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT hate speech by hate group leader Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at a leadership event Mayfield attended on Oct. 13 at which she tweeted Farrakhan was “doing God’s will.”