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Honoring those passed

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Charlotte Honoring those passed CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Gender Alliance, in conjunction with the LGBT Community Center, held a Transgender Day of Remembrance Program on Nov. 20 at the Center. Speakers addressed hate crimes against the transgender community. Featured guest speaker was Elke Kennedy, founder of Sean’s Last Wish and mother of slain Greenville college …

North Carolinians mark Transgender Remembrance Day

CHARLOTTE/RALEIGH — The 10th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed on Nov. 20 across the globe. Candle lighting vigils will be held as a way to memorialize those who were killed due to prejudice or anti-transgender hatred. It is held yearly in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on Nov. 28, 1998, …

Gay Bingo raises big bucks

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Charlotte Bazaar date changed CHARLOTTE — The date for the Women’s Business Bazaar has been changed to Nov. 22. It will still be held at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A schedule of featured presentations will be announced closer to the event. Owners of businesses …

Safe schools targeted in 2009

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Charlotte   Mancini accepting applications CHARLOTTE — The Wesley Mancini Foundation is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for the grant period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2009. Grants are awarded to fund specific projects and are not awarded to cover general operating expenses. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for projects that promote the inclusion of …

Guild welcomes publishers, ALFA observes awarness month

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Charlotte   Guild welcomes national publishers CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 21 at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening will be Tim Mikkelsen and Phyllis Wright, owners of MikWright, a greeting card, book and other novelties company. Their …

Doc to premiere, Tomlin appears, Pride ramps up

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Charlotte   Bingo looking for volunteers CHARLOTTE — Shelita Hamm and all her gang need some help during the ever-popular, sold-out return of Gay BINGO on Oct. 18 at the Grady Cole Center. Don’t despair! You can still have a chance to be a part of the magic. The Bingo Verifying Divas (BVD) can’t do …

Retreat, conferences slated

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Charlotte   It’s a real drag CHARLOTTE — Lip Service, the Queen City’s only open mic for the mature and creative LGBT community, is kicking off Masquerade Month on Oct. 1 with B Who Ya Wanna B at Faces Nite Club, 2815 Crisman St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and participants must sign up to …

Replacements to hold fundraising yard sale

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Charlotte QC calls it quits CHARLOTTE — TheQC, based on Carolina Rainbow News (CRN), has decided to “stop before it got going,” said Publisher Jeff Schmehl. Citing the lack of time, energy and financial support, the listserv battled against a plethora of other web alternatives. Schmehl had a successful run between 1997-2004 with CRN, when …

Guild presents Don King Awards

Six are awarded in annual ceremony

(left to right) Tom Feldman (Tyvola Design), Rabbi Judy Schindler, Kelly Doherty, Rev. Debbie Warren, Frank Kalian. Missing is Dr. Stephen Shoemaker. CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) presented its 2008 Don King Awards on Aug. 19, at its monthly meeting at the VanLandingham Estate. The Don King Awards were named in honor of …

Diner event a deal breaker, GGF begins campaign

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Charlotte   Diner event a deal breaker CHARLOTTE — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Carolinas has announced its first 2009 Gala “Let’s Make a Deal” Diner event to be held on Aug. 26 at Alley Cat, 314 N. College St., at 7 p.m. This soirée will help launch the theme of “Imagine.” For two years, …