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Greensboro: Yummy, tummy

News Notes: Carolinas

GREENSBORO — The LGBT-allies Pride Greensboro Meetup Group will be hosting a Lunch Out event on Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. at Boba House, 332 Tate St. This little hip place is located near the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and is noted for their mock meat selection. Later on in the month, on Jan. 29 …

Raleigh: Center develops partnership with TCW

News Notes: Carolinas

Center develops partnership RALEIGH — The Board of Directors of the LGBT Center of Raleigh has announced that it has formed an alliance with Triangle Community Works (TCW). The two organizations have agreed to share office space (TCW already has offices that the two will co-rent) and to work together on creating and maintaining programs …

Employment next on ENC agenda

News Notes: Carolinas

RALEIGH — Equality NC (ENC) is focusing on employment non-discrimination as its next initiative. Currently, LGBT employees in the state have very limited protections. Employment in North Carolina is at-will, meaning an employer can hire and fire an employee at any time for any reason not protected by federal, state, or local laws. Most of …

N.C.-native clergy speaks out for gay marriage

I am so proud to know that Erin Williams is giving the LGBT community a big shout with his support of the gay marriage initiative in New Jersey. It’s folks like him that keep me optimistic for this sweeping the nation. Williams recently wrote on PFLAG’s national blog about his experiences growing up in North …

Triad: Alliance gets big nod

North Carolina News Notes

Bar gets a nod WINSTON-SALEM — A recent post in The Winston-Salem Journal by reporter Laura Graff showcased Club Odyssey as one of the best places to go to dance. On the evening she chose to venture out, Tiffany Bonet was “lip-syncing” ‘Proud Mary.’ People are crowded around the floor, giving her the stage, but …

Triangle: ‘Idol’ RU gets reprieve

North Carolina News Notes

‘Idol’ RU gets reprieve RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections has curtailed its investigation into Clay Aiken’s voter registration status. On Dec. 9, elections officials stated, according to an AP report in USA Today that there was “enough evidence to indicate Aiken likely voted unlawfully there while living in a neighboring county. … …

Charlotte: Bank changes gift program

North Carolina News Notes

Bank changes gift program CHARLOTTE — Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, will change their employee matching gift program effective January 1. Any donations $25 or more to The Lesbian & Gay Community Center can be matched if made on or before December 31 and submitted through the Wachovia Matching Gift system. Help the Center and …

Guild holiday party

Join the Charlotte Business Guild for its Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive on Dec. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St., from 5:30-9:30 p.m. DJ ’lil Betty from Hartigan’s will be on deck spinning dance tunes. Buff Faye will be presenting a number of special guests who will be mingling and …

Strategy needed for HIV research

Federal government lacks plan says N.C. State University author

RALEIGH — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that well over one million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV/AIDS. New research from North Carolina State University shows that many of those infected are minorities and do not have health insurance and highlights the need for a national strategy to facilitate …

Gay journo association opens up scholarship

Applications accepted until Jan. 31

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced a call for entries for the Leroy F. Aarons scholarship and the Kay Longcope scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually in honor of two prominent journalists. Applications are available online and will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2010. The Leroy F. Aarons scholarship …