Same-sex couples in state capitals in North Carolina and South Carolina plan to hold Tax Day protests tomorrow, calling upon their state governments to recognize their legal marriages.
North Carolina’s May 6 Democratic primaries will decide the fate of an openly gay candidate vying to represent a portion of the Queen City and Mecklenburg County in Raleigh.
Last June, I took to this column to praise the death of “The Charlotte Way.” At the time, a recent forum with former Charlotte mayors had exposed some leaders’ — in particular, former mayors Richard Vinroot’s and now-Gov. Pat McCrory’s — sadness at what they perceived as the end of this iconic, local “way of doing things.”
Former state Sen. Dan Clodfelter took his post as the city’s newest mayor on Wednesday, following the arrest and resignation of former Mayor Patrick Cannon.
Several transgender students attending Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools asked the local school board Tuesday evening to adopt more inclusive policies and practices to keep them safer during school days.
City Council voted 10-1 Monday evening to install state Sen. Dan Clodfelter as the city’s next mayor, following the resignation of former Mayor Patrick Cannon last week after his arrest on federal corruption and bribery charges.
LGBT community leaders Scott Bishop and Sarah Demarest were appointed last week serve on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.
The LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County, a recently formed caucus representing local LGBT Democrats, has jumped into the fray over Charlotte’s new mayor, giving their nod to former City Councilmember James Mitchell.
City Council voted unanimously to postpone making a decision on filling former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s now-vacant seat until next Monday, April 7.
Following now-former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s federal corruptions arrest and resignation Wednesday, it will be up to City Council to once again choose a new mayor.
As now-former Mayor Patrick Cannon was running for his mayoral office last fall, qnotes sat down with both him and his Republican opponent Edwin Peacock. Our Q&As and full suite [...]
It didn’t take long for the spoofs on now-former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s corruptions arrest and resignation to come out of the woodworks.
Patrick Cannon resigns as mayor after corruption arrest; Council says Charlotte will operate with ‘honesty, integrity’
City Council stood united this afternoon in the face of public corruption allegations now facing Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon.
About two dozen supporters and members of the newly-formed LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County gathered Wednesday evening to elect their first slate of officers.
Former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Dan Ramirez, the first and only Latino elected to office in Mecklenburg County, passed away Sunday after his two-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 67.
State Rep. Marcus BRandon, running for a chance to take the 12th Congressional District seat this spring, was recently featured on Fusion TV. In the interview, Brandon said he “will not hide” and describes his toughest day of work at the North Carolina General Assembly.
As the movement for LGBT equality advances into the U.S. South, organizers of a weekend conference say they want to bring leaders and community members together to harness resources, brainstorm strategy and focus momentum.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed her state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Wednesday, as legislators in Mississippi moved to soften their own version of the bill. Several other states with similar legislation have also backed down from their plans to consider them.
North Carolina’s highest-ranking openly gay mayor, Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, is among several leaders across the South joining together for the new Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.
More than 1,000 supporters and donors of the Human Rights Campaign gathered in Charlotte on Saturday evening for the national group’s North Carolina fundraising dinner.