N.C. State GLBT Center vandalized

The Technician, North Carolina State University’s student newspaper, reported this morning that the campus’ LGBT student center was vandalized on Monday night. The unknown perpetrators used purple spray paint to write “fags burn” and “DIE” on the center’s door and glass display cases. Campus police are saying the incident is not a hate crime. “A hate crime has to be against a person… there’s generally some violence involved in the situation. Nobody was named in the writing, and because it wasn’t against a person, it’s a hate incident,” Sergeant Jeff Sutton told the paper. Follow The Technician for more updates…

UNC clears Christian group that booted gay member

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill last week cleared Christian a cappella group Psalm 100 of any wrongdoing after investigating its revocation of a gay student’s membership. Durham’s Herald-Sun editorializes today on the group, the school and the policies governing student organization membership, calling it a “sly argument” about “not about what a person is, but what he believes about what he is.”

Mayfield a ‘gay candidate to watch’

Writing yesterday at The Huffington Post, Lesbian & Gay Victory Fund President Chuck Wolfe named Charlotte City Council District 3 candidate LaWana Mayfield one of his “10 Gay Candidates to Watch This Election Day.” He writes, “Mayfield’s primary victory made national news because Charlotte has never elected an openly LGBT city council member. She’ll finish the job and join the council if she wins her general election.” The Victory Fund earlier endorsed Mayfield’s candidacy. Read Wolfe’s full article and see his other top candidates…

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.