Amendment One passed with the blessing of about 1.3 million North Carolina voters on the day of the Republican primary. Those numbers constitute about 19.5 percent of our registered voters and 13 percent when you adjust for the entire population registered or unregistered. At every level of the ratification process Amendment One was a poor example of how representative democracy should operate.
I‚Äôve got my fine parchment paper, my inkwell filled with the finest purple ink and my fancy feather quill pen all ready to go. Yes, it is time for this year‚Äôs Naughty and Nice list, recounting the heroes, villains and foes of 2012.
Two gay philanthropists and business owners in Greensboro, N.C., were among 25 signatories of a letter urging leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
North Carolina is blessed to have a plethora of community resources and programming for those living with HIV/AIDS. Several groups throughout the state work to keep the public educated, provide [...]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ‚ÄĒ Triad Pride Men‚Äôs Chorus (TPMC) will hold a winter concert, ‚ÄúCelebrate,‚ÄĚ on Dec. 8, 8 p.m., in Greensboro at Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Dr., and Dec. 15, 8 p.m., in Winston-Salem at Wake Forest University, Wait Chapel, 1834 Wake Forest Rd., as part of its 14th season, A Season of Pride.
Winston-Salem’s downtown art house theater, a/perture, is asking for support in its bid to expand from a two-screen cinema to three. The theater is known for screening award-winning independent and art house films and has participated in the RiverRun International Film Festival. a/perture has also supported Out at the Movies Winston-Salem, the Twin City’s LGBT film series.
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With standing ovations and shouts of “amen” coming from the audience, a passer-by could have easily confused Saturday night’s Equality North Carolina Gala as a rousing church service. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, delivered his keynote speech at the event, calling those present to action and unity on matters of social justice for all people.
Leaders with a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and education organization said on on Saturday that they will begin shifting their focus to increase their support of equality initiatives on the local level in North Carolina.
North Carolina’s statewide LGBT advocacy and education organization will hold its sixth annual Equality North Carolina Conference and Gala on Saturday.
National exit polling data estimates that five percent of the nation’s voters on Tuesday self-identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual. The numbers, if taken at face value in North Carolina, reveal a potentially-powerful constituency for those seeking elected office.
After hard-fought campaigns, two openly lesbian candidates for the North Carolina legislature lost their races on Tuesday night.
Republicans maintained their control of the North Carolina General Assembly, adding to their majorities in both the Senate and the House. LGBT advocates in Raleigh say they are ready for new partnerships among a strengthened GOP legislature.
Incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, fueled by an unprecedented amount of outside money that helped him overcome an opponent from a family of well-known North Carolina lawyers, defeated challenger appellate Judge Sam ‚ÄúJimmy‚ÄĚ Ervin IV on Tuesday.
Election day in North Carolina turned in to a sort of mixed bag for the Tar Heel State’s LGBT community on Tuesday. While President Barack Obama won reelection, he did so without carrying North Carolina. Anti-gay Republicans picked up new seats representing the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two gay candidates for the state legislature lost in their races.
Months of polling data showing Republican Pat McCrory leading Democrat Walter Dalton in North Carolina’s gubernatorial race were vindicated on Tuesday as the former 14-year Charlotte mayor sailed past Dalton to become the state’s first Republican governor in 20 years.
Many North Carolinians, particularly those Charlotteans who remember a kindler, gentler Pat McCrory, are expected to cast their vote for him today. It will come with a cost.
Polls consistently show Republican Pat McCrory leading Walter Dalton in the gubernatorial race. Republicans are likely to keep the legislature. Some Republicans could land in state secretary positions. But it is Linda Coleman, former state House member and former director of the Office of State Personnel, who might find herself the lone Democratic officer among a sea of Republican lawmakers.