The NC Pride Fest and Parade has had their federal tax-exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue Service more than a year after it was first revealed the group was out of compliance with IRS rules governing annual non-profit tax filings.
South Carolina Black Gay Pride | June 24-26, 2011 Join other LGBT people of color and allies for South Carolina’s annual black LGBT Pride festival in Columbia. Attracting a couple thousand people each year, SC Black Gay Pride events feature forums, a festival, parties and more. Various events, locations and times. For more information, visit …
Organizers of the recent OutRaleigh Festival say they could have never expected the positive turnout they received when their event unrolled on downtown streets on May 14. Bobby Hilburn, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, the festival’s sponsor, said they expected a couple thousand attendees. When the event had come and gone, organizers counted more than 6,000.
President Barack Obama’s LGBT Pride Month proclamation for 2011.
National and state Democratic Party leaders issue statements on LGBT Pride Month 2011.
The ineffective June 2 protest by GetEqual on the floor of the state House was not intelligent nor was it strategic, and it certainly didn’t have a clearly articulated message. The outburst was a perfect example of a direct action gone terribly, terribly wrong and all LGBT North Carolinians will pay for it.
In just a week, four male sports figures came out. From the basketball world, Rick Welts, the CEO of the Phoenix Suns, and Will Sheridan, a former player at Villanova, went public. Pro bowler Scott Norton and ESPN sports reporter Jared Max decided it was time, too.
A new Gallup Poll shows a majority of the American people (53 percent) support marriage rights for committed gay and lesbian couples. Plus, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, has endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection, and other national and global news.
Two fundraisers in Charlotte will benefit Equality North Carolina and One Voice Chorus.