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.
Several dozen students and community members gathered early Friday afternoon to protest alleged discrimination at Central Piedmont Community College. Students, many of whom attend CPCC and other local schools, are calling on the college to apologize to a transgender student who says she was mistreated and harassed at the school.
Following their first formal, written statement today responding to claims of discrimination and harassment on their campus, Central Piedmont Community College has clarified and updated its statement. The college says its policies and procedures are in full compliance with the law.
Actress Laverne Cox, who plays a transgender character on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” released a statement supporting a local student who claims she experienced harassment and discrimination by a Charlotte college.
Officials with Central Piedmont Community College released a statement today saying they are investigating an alleged incident of discrimination against a transgender student. The college, the statement reads, wants an “amicable resolution” with the student and is also examining its policies and procedures.
Parents filled the gym at Charlotte Catholic High School on Wednesday night to air complaints and comments about a recent speech by a nun who reportedly made inflammatory comments about gays and lesbians, divorce and single parenthood.
A popular local DJ has apologized for several anti-gay messages he sent via Twitter attacking an openly gay student running for a campus position at Winston-Salem State University.
An incident report filed by Central Piedmont Community College security officers reveals that a transgender student confronted on campus did, in fact, present her ID to school officials, contradicting CPCC’s earlier statements that the student had refused to show security officers her ID.
As activists and community organizations rally around a transgender student who claimed she was harassed by campus security, officials at Central Piedmont Community College say their policies are “evolving,” though they currently do not include any protections for LGBT students or faculty.
A Catholic nun whose speech created controversy among Charlotte Catholic High School students, alumni and parents will not be giving a previously-scheduled speech in May.
A popular local DJ and cast member for season six of MTV2′s and Nick Cannon’s “Wild N Out” improv comedy show took to Twitter this weekend with a series of anti-gay messages attacking an openly gay student at Winston-Salem State University.
City Council voted unanimously to postpone making a decision on filling former Mayor Patrick Cannon’s now-vacant seat until next Monday, April 7.
The attorney for a transgender student who claims she was harassed and detained by a local college’s security officers said today that she and the student are considering filing a civil rights complaint as school officials responded publicly to the claims of discrimination.
A transgender student attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she now feels unsafe and uncomfortable on the campus after a run-in with campus security on March 18.
Students and parents at Charlotte Catholic High School are speaking out after they say a campus lecturer forcefully condemned homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims.
Micah Johnson, director of school outreach at Time Out Youth Center, 2320-A N. Davidson St., has called upon the community to contact its U.S. representatives and senators to support the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA).
Eleven students from Central Michigan University were in the Queen City from March 10-14 at Campus Pride to volunteer their time as part of Alternative Breaks, a national program that gives school students an option for vacation and break time during the academic year. It is under the umbrella of Break Away, a national non-profit organization.