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Choo-choo anyone?

Group takes to the mountains for a fun excursion

ASHEVILLE — NC Outings, a lesbian social group, is planning an adventurous excursion to Bryson City on July 12 to ride on the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad and then raft down the Nantahala River afterwards. Participants should arrive at the depot at 8 a.m. in Bryson City. Return time is about 4 p.m. A catered …

Black Gay Pride slated for July

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte CNCBGP slated for July CHARLOTTE — Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride (CNCBGP) is set to host its fourth annual Pride celebration, “Legends, Statements & Superstars,” from July 17-20. The weekend begins on Thursday with a town hall meeting sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) that will discuss the topic, “Racism in the LGBT …

Gold nugget found deep in Ozark mountains

Eclectic township rich in culture for LGBT travelers

Eureka Springs welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. Sometimes life takes hikers on trails that are remote, yet unexpectedly enchanting. This is certainly true when it comes to discovering the countryside in Carroll County, situated in the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Mountains. The real gem in this Central American state is the township of Eureka Springs, …

Study: Gay youth want partners, kids

Relationship goals similar between gay, straight youth

NEW YORK, N.Y. — In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, social scientists have found that many lesbian and gay youth have expectations of spending their adult life in a long-term relationship raising children. More than 90 percent of females and more than 80 percent of males said they expect …

Primetimers celebrates 15 years

NC News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 15 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 18. Primetimers meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church on Eastway Dr. The group has a bowling team, a theater group, and organizes game nights, one-day and weekend …

Windmeyer receives top award

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Windmeyer receives top award CHARLOTTE — Because of his commitment to social justice, education development and training, Campus Pride founder and executive director, Shane L. Windmeyer, has been honored with the 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) — College Educators International. The Voice of Inclusion Medallion recognizes an …

Flip loves Matt and other odd Ozark tales

OSA descends on small Arkansas hamlet

Operation Save America’s Flip Benham was unsuccessful in ‘saving’ LGBT community during Diversity Weekend. Photo Credit: Lainey Millen EUREKA SPRINGS, Ar. — From Apr. 3-6, this Northwest Arkansas town played host to one of its seasonal Diversity Weekend celebrations. This resort town only has 2,300 residents. Over one-third of the population is gay, lesbian, bisexual, …

Artists sought; Boone Pride; and bullying survey

N.C. News Notes

Charlotte Singers, musicians, spoken word artists sought CHARLOTTE — Pride Charlotte 2008 is looking for LGBT and supportive established acoustic-style performers (vocal, instrumental, and spoken word) to perform on the Community Stage (a second smaller stage) at its annual event on July 26 at Gateway Village in Uptown Charlotte. They are looking for local and …