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Catholic Church protests gay marriage by ending benefits

The Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington announced it would stop issuing spousal benefits. The protest comes in  response to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital. The organization employs 850 people — 85 are receiving benefits. According to TPM, Catholic Charities issued the following statement: “The change to our benefits package …

Anti-gay politician in a gay bar?

It is tacky to only report the sensational, but sometimes something comes along and you just can’t help but want to pass it along. Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn, who’s spent years working against and voting against the interests of the LGBT community, was arrested on a DUI charge Wednesday at 2 a.m. near Sacramento, …

Looking for a place to roam

Carolina areas as diverse as its people

Picture it: moving day, 2010. The boxes are taped and black marker, scrawled on the side, gives them their room assignment. The moving truck is parked out front. It is a beautiful March day and you are getting ready to walk into your new home. You shield your eyes from the sun as you look …

Home expo…it isn’t just what’s on the inside that counts

Roses are beginning to explode with color and lilacs are releasing their fragrant perfume into the longer days. These buds aren’t just signs that spring is blooming around us, but they also announce the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. The exhibit doesn’t just focus on patio furniture and outdoor barbecue pits. It showcases the …

Movers & Shakers: Faith in God and hope for the future

Charlotte advocate Pamela Jones leads with passion

Sitting down for coffee, Pamela Jones opens up about her life, beliefs, roles in advocacy and her hope to play the violin one day. The weather hangs above the shopping center, promising rain. She breezes into the coffee shop modestly dressed. She wears a long black leather coat, black scarf, red sweater. A small chain …

Malawi man arrested in midst of anti-homosexuality raid

According to a story from MSNBC a man was arrested in Malawi on sodomy charges. Dave Chingwalu, a police spokesperson, said a 60 year-old-man was arrested after a complaint was received from a young man who alleged he was asked to undress and then sodomized by the man. The spokesman says homosexuality investigations will continue …

Designer Alexander McQueen found dead

Openly gay, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 40, has been found dead in his London apartment reports the BBC. The cause of death has been reported by several sources as a suicide, but authorities declined to comment on the exact cause. From the BBC: A statement released by his office — referring to the designer …

Duke hosts out student athlete photo exhibit

Artist Jeff Sheng is scheduled to speak at Duke University Wednesday Feb. 24, at Scharf Hall in Krzyzenski Center. He will be there exhibiting his latest photo project, ‘Fearless.’ His project contains photographs shot from 2003 until present of college or high school athletes that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Athletes who would …

National religious workshop to be held in Charlotte

Faith groups unite in effort toward inclusion

CHARLOTTE — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is set to host the “Building an Inclusive Church Training” workshop from Feb. 26-28. This educational workshop provides congregations with tools and knowledge to build a more inclusive church. The training, sponsored by Lutherans Concerned/North America (LC/NA), will provide tools that other churches can use to welcome those of …

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal is gaining support

The military’s top uniformed officer has spoken out in supportof the repeal of the DADT policy: The military’s top uniformed officer on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for allowing gays to serve openly in uniform, telling a Senate panel it was a matter of integrity and that it is wrong to force people to “lie …