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May 1, 2010 – QNotes

Charlotte murder prompts community concern

Community leaders speak out on media coverage, relationship with CMPD

CHARLOTTE — After news spread of the shooting death of a transgender Charlottean in early April (see “Info sought in Charlotte transgender murder” and “CMPD liaison conversations are needed), some community members raised concerns regarding the resulting media coverage and relationship with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Roberta Dunn, who is transgender, first heard of Toni Alston’s death …

Charlotte Fund announces grant recipients

Chair Pete Bonneau excited about all programs, projects

CHARLOTTE — In May, the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund (CLGF) will host its third annual “Happening,” a lunch-time gathering of community members, leaders and supporters across the city. There, the group plans to honor those organizations receiving grants from the Fund this year. They’ll also hear from keynote speaker, Mayor Anthony Foxx. CLGF Chair …

Former Obama staffer joins Faith in America

Steve Hildebrand will work as advisor, strategist to Hickory-based group

Originally published: April 22, 2010, 8:46 p.m. Updated: May 1, 2010, 5:14 p.m. HICKORY, N.C. — A former campaign staffer for President Barack Obama has been hired by Faith in America, a group founded by North Carolina furniture maker and philanthropist Mitchell Gold. Steve Hildebrand, who served as deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, …

Durham blogger relentless in Senate coverage

Pam Spaulding takes on three Dem candidates, and doesn’t back down

DURHAM — In 2008, blogger Pam Spaulding watched North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race closely. From the primary — which included an openly gay candidate — to the general election, Spaulding kept public tabs on the campaigns, candidate positions and community and voter reactions at her nationally-respected blog, PamsHouseBlend.com. Keeping up with all the campaigns proved …

Students don’t speak out to end bullying

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Hundreds of thousands of students from every state and at least 7,500 middle and high schools participated in the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) 15th annual Day of Silence today to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment. Students from hundreds of colleges also participated. Students typically participate …

Regional: Challenge issued

News Notes: Carolinas

Challenge issued RALEIGH — The North Carolina Legislature heads back into session this year on May 12. When state House members and senators get to Raleigh, Equality North Carolina (ENC) will be geared up and ready to raise awareness on LGBT issues. On the group’s agenda this year, as in the past six years, is …

High Country Pride seeks volunteers

News Notes: Carolinas

BOONE — High Country Pride (HCP) held an organizational meeting on March 30 to begin preparations for this year’s festivities. This year’s Pride theme “One Heart, One World, One Pride” is a call to all LGBT Pride organizations and groups around the country and around the world to unite their efforts within their community and …

Triangle: Films focus on support

News Notes: Carolinas

Films focus on support RALEIGH — Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, will show films that are supportive to the LGBT community. On May 7 at 6:30 p.m., “Through My Eyes,” “Prayers for Bobby,” on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. and on June 6 at 12 p.m., “Call Me Malcolm” will focus on …

Triad: Seminar slated

News Notes: Carolinas

Enrichment seminar slated WINSTON-SALEM — Church of the Holy Fellowship, 1005 Burke St., Suite B (lower level) will be conducting an LGBT relationship development seminar on May 29-30 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dr. Dina Bachelor of Break Through will be the presenter. Singles and heterosexual couples are welcome. To sign up for this program …

Charlotte: Talk show to hold taping

News Notes: Carolinas

Raise your hands! CHARLOTTE — The Lesbian & Gay Community Center is seeking lesbian and bisexual volunteers. The administrator, Fred Brazzell, wants the people who sit at the front desk to reflect the face of the LGBT community. So far, only guys volunteer, and Brazzell wants a broader representation of the community. He is looking …