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.
The executive director of a homeless LGBT youth shelter in New York City writes in a full-page New York Times ad and open letter to Pope Francis today that the church must stop teaching homosexuality is sin. The letter also invites the pope to visit with homeless youth affected by the church’s teachings.
Charlotte has seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights as community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.
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.
A so-called religious freedom law critics say could be used to discriminate against LGBT people was passed by Mississippi lawmakers on April 1 and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant on April 3. The new law will take effect on July 1.
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.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has filed a second gay marriage lawsuit in federal court today. The group is seeking immediate relief on behalf of three married same-sex couples, each of whom has a spouse in serious medical condition.
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.
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), which came under scrutiny and protest last week for allegations of discrimination and harassment on their campus, says they have begun reaching out to LGBT groups and will hold trainings for campus security staff.
A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students intends to make a public appeal to the school board Tuesday for changes in policy that would include allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their gender choice.
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.
On the heels of a campus protest Friday, Central Piedmont Community College’s official Twitter account melted down in a series of confrontational, false and misleading tweets late Friday night.