News wrap: Hate at Wake Forest, Anti-gay activists in Winston-Salem, USC LGBT director

Wake Forest University investigates racist, anti-gay vandalism

Officials at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., are investigating six separate instances of racist and anti-gay vandalism on campus. The messages, some of which contained racist language and all of which contained anti-gay language, were scrawled on the doors of six of the campus’ fraternity lounges. Read more via The Winston-Salem Journal

Anti-gay advocate visits Winston-Salem

The Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg was a guest at a North Carolina Family Policy Council event in Winston-Salem Thursday evening. Details are scarce but blogger Jeremy Hooper picked up on Sprigg’s tweets about the event.

University of South Carolina’s new LGBT director

The University of South Carolina in Columbia has hired its first director of LGBT programming. Devin D. Moss started work on Nov. 1. Read more from the university…

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Campbell v. Fitzgerald

The Fayetteville Observer published a news article yesterday with comments from anti-gay hate group lobbyist Tami Fitzgerald and the new Equality North Carolina executive director, Stuart Campbell.

From the piece:

Campbell reckons the removal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military and ongoing attempts to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act suggest the mood is different than when other states approved marriage amendments.

He said North Carolina voters would be on the wrong side of history if they pass this one.

Fitzgerald rejects that argument.

“What they’re talking about is redefining the historical definition of marriage,” she said. “History is on the side of marriage being between one man and one woman.”

Read the full piece at fayobserver.com…

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Posted by Matt Comer

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