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New project leader named

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Grassroots names project leader CHARLOTTE — Grassroots Leadership has announced the hiring of LaWana Mayfield as project coordinator for The Mecklenburg Justice Project. She brings years of activism and organizing to Grassroots Leadership serving as the diversity co-chair and national female diversity co-chair for the Human Rights Campaign addressing concerns in the LGBT community. …

Wilmington foundation to host festival

First annual event partners with Pride, local orgs

WILMINGTON – A three-day Family Fest benefit to support The Frank Harr Foundation will be held from May 15-17 at St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) at 19 N. 26th St. Harr was a dedicated community builder who educated those whom he came in contact with about human rights. He also advocated for equality for …

Primetimers’ at 16

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 16 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrates its 16th anniversary on May 16 at Latta Plantation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The group meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church at 1825 Eastway Dr. It has two bowling teams, a theater …

Aging in a rainbow world

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Aging in a rainbow world CHARLOTTE — On April 28, join other seniors at the “Gay and Gray at the Crossroads: Navigating for Your Future” seminar to be held at the Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., from 6-8:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments are from 6-6:30 p.m., with a speakers and an information …

LOAFERS, ‘Angry Inch,’ survey

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Still hanging out CHARLOTTE — LOAFERS (formerly Lesbians Over the Age of Forty, which is now open to all ages) is a support/discussion/social group that meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, on the second Friday of each month. This group, which is now well …

Book signings, concerts & Pride

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Book signing on agenda CHARLOTTE – Author Frances Richter is scheduled to appear at the CBG Business Expo on March 21, where she will autograph copies of her LGBT mystery novel, Friend of the Firm, featuring lesbian homicide defense attorney Sheldon Bailey. The book is Richter s introductory novel, but the second of the …

Pride changes name, gets sponsor

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Show your wares CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will host its 1st Annual CBG Business Expo on March 21 from 12-4 p.m. at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B-11. Join others in the community who will be there to market and promote their businesses. Exhibitor space (eight-foot draped …

Safe schools town hall in Charlotte

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Just say no CHARLOTTE — Join Equality North Carolina’s Ian Palmquist and Rebecca Mann for a town hall meeting on the School Violence Prevention Act (also known as the “Anti-Bullying Bill”) on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Francis Auditorium in the Charlotte Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Discussion will focus on the …

Forum on UNC hate speech held by commission

LGBT leaders urge students, faculty to speak out on anti-gay hate speech inclusion

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A public forum by the University of North Carolina System for those individuals and organizations wishing to provide feedback on a proposed hate speech policy addition to the system’s student codes of conduct was held on Jan. 15 at the Spangler Center. The forum was held by The University of North …

UNC System hate speech forum held

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   CBPM to hold gala, honors CHARLOTTE — The Carolinas Black Pride Movement (CBPM) will host its fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leadership Honors & Gala Reception on Jan. 24 at the Urban League of the Central Carolinas, 740 W. 5th St. at 7 p.m. Theme for the event is “The …