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.
North Carolina legislators last year proposed a bill opening the door to legal discrimination against LGBT people and other minorities by individuals, businesses and, potentially, government officials who claim objections due to religious belief.
The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala comes to Charlotte this weekend. In advance, HRC President Chad Griffin briefly chats on the movement’s successes and priorities ahead.
Advocates in North Carolina say a ruling yesterday overturning Virginia’s anti-LGBT marriage ban will put added pressure on this state’s attorney general as a pending case in Greensboro nears.
A spokesperson for North Carolina U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers responded today with a statement from the congresswoman following criticism yesterday of a statement many perceived as an anti-LGBT slight against Democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken.
LGBT and progressive activists are turning a rightwing hashtag on Twitter on its head, as the anti-gay group goes on the attack before this weekend’s Moral March in Raleigh.
LGBT North Carolinians leading the movement for inclusion and equality reacted swiftly today to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who announced his candidacy for Congress this morning.
North Carolina native and entertainer Clay Aiken is set to officially announce his candidacy for Congress today. Staff for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers has already thrown out anti-gay rhetoric and insinuations.
A local LGBT rights group has announced a slate of new leaders on its steering committee while thanking a long-time leader who has decided to step down.
About a dozen local Democrats, including a Charlotte City Council member and a candidate for Congress, gathered at a small business in Plaza Midwood on Wednesday to begin the process of forming a local chapter of the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina.
The chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections said in a recent email to a local newspaper that relationships between two men are among the “most debased things in our society.”
A statewide LGBT equality group has responded to news, originally reported by qnotes on Wednesday, of Republican U.S. Senate primary candidate Mark Harris’ endorsement by an anti-LGBT hate group.
Franklin McCain, of the Greensboro Four, passed away on Thursday. McCain was a Union County native, attended North Carolina A&T University and later moved to Charlotte.
An organization known for its extreme anti-gay propaganda has endorsed Charlotte pastor-turned-politician Mark Harris in his race to take the Republican nomination for this year’s U.S. Senate rate against incumbent Kay Hagan.
Thomas Patrick Chorlton, an LGBT rights leader, author and professor at the College of Charleston, died on Jan. 5 at the age of 67 from complications associated with leukemia.
Political junkies, celebrity watchers and fans of Clay Aiken across the nation reacted to news from the Washington Blade today that the North Carolina “American Idol” season two runner-up may be considering a bid for Congress.