Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, the city’s first and only openly LGBT elected official, spoke to nearly 40 LGBT community members on Tuesday about the city’s new minority, women and small business enterprise program.
How many of the companies who benefited from the $50 million in city DNC expenses have employment non-discrimination policies that match the city’s? How much money landed in the hands of companies who practice — or, at the very least, refuse to prohibit — the types of discrimination the city itself says is wrong?
The leader of the Yadkin County Republican Party is harshly criticizing local Democrats for their support of a female pastor, LGBT citizens and immigrants. His comments came during a a monthly meeting of the county Republican Party in May.
Religious leaders and political activists from Charlotte spoke out at a North Carolina NAACP-sponsored rally last night on the need for a broader progressive coalition and movement.
As a gay male who resides in North Carolina, I am excited to hear that North Carolina House Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford) is stepping up to the plate and preparing to run for U.S. Congressman Mel Watt’s (D) seat in the 12th Congressional District.
A majority of small business owners in North Carolina say they favor expanding employee protections to include gay and transgender workers.
Local organizers affiliated with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, gave City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield a kickstart to her 2013 re-election campaign at a private fundraiser on May 11.
Local organizers affiliated with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, will give City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield a kickstart to her 2013 re-election campaign at a private fundraiser scheduled for Saturday.
The North Carolina Senate today approved a bill that would allow student groups on college and university campuses to discriminate in membership and leadership.
A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care initially scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday was instead taken off the calendar and sent back to the North Carolina House’s Judiciary Committee.
One of Charlotte’s most prominent church leaders – and a man at the forefront of last year’s fight for North Carolina’s marriage amendment – is weighing a bid for U.S. Senate.
Constituents of an eastern North Carolina state senator say his legislative assistant crossed the line when she said two weeks ago that LGBT equality was not a civil rights issue and said the devil had tormented a mother’s deceased gay son.
In Charlotte, ACT UP organizing efforts were met with an astounding thud, according to one local who shares what he remembers about the Queen City’s short-lived ACT UP chapter.