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Gay freshman elected student body prez at N.C. college

Michael Tuso's victory potentially the first in UNC system student politics

Michael Tuso does not describe himself as an activist, but lives his life to help others. GREENSBORO — An openly gay freshman at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) won the student government spring election for student body president by an overwhelming majority in mid-April. Michael Tuso, 19, a native of Raleigh, officially took office …

Senate candidates discuss gay rights

Lesser-known candidates spout anti-gay rhetoric, Hagan opens up

GREENSBORO — Four candidates vying for the opportunity to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole took to the airwaves on Tuesday evening at a public university, televised debate run entirely by student broadcasters and journalists. N.C. State Sen. Kay Hagan, Chapel Hill businessman Jim Neal, podiatrist Howard Staley and attorney Marcus Williams spoke on issues …

HRC releases initial endorsements, fails to support Neal

Election 08 mobilizing efforts unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today unveiled their nationwide mobilizing effort for the 2008 election. The announcement came with the release of the organization’s first endorsements in the 2008 election in 14 Senate races across the country. Among the various endorsements, LGBT North Carolinians will notice a strange absence. HRC did not …

PlanetOut to sell Advocate, Out mags to here! Networks, Regent

Strapped LGBT company chops off its publishing arm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After weeks of rumors, PlanetOut Inc. has announced it will sell its magazine and book publishing divisions to here! Networks. Included in the deal are nationally-respected LGBT news magazine The Advocate and popular lifestyle/entertainment monthly Out. The deal between the two companies was announced Apr. 9 after PlanetOut signed a letter …

Moore, Democrats top ENC 2008 endorsements

Organization announces new state employment protections

Citing his support of employment non-discrimination, EqualityNC endorsed Treasurer Richard Moore in North Carolina’s gubernatorial Democratic primary. RALEIGH — In the first two weeks of April, Equality North Carolina (ENC), the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, released endorsements for seven legislative primary races and six executive contests including the governor’s office. The endorsements, released under ENC’s …

Day of Silence sparks outcry

Carolina conservatives gear up to protest gay students

REGIONAL — On Friday, Apr. 25, thousands of LGBT and straight ally students in the Carolinas and across the U.S. will participate in the National Day of Silence, a day-long vow of silence to represent how LGBT people are forced to live invisible lives. In response, national right-wing groups including the American Family Association (AFA) …

Half-time, or lessons learned

Editor's Note

Honestly, it doesn’t feel like six months have already come and gone since I moved to Charlotte. Halfway through my first year here, and only a fraction of the way through the time I hope to live in the beautiful Queen City, I find myself looking back and wondering, “Where the hell did the time …