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April 14, 2012 – Page 2 – QNotes



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Project Hate

On Being a Gay Parent

In an article posted on the “Independent Gay Forum,” Walter Olson — a gay dad — dug through the latest “dump” of information gathered by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). What was discovered in this dump was one of the strategies that NOM used in stirring up hate toward LGBTQ people.

Beyond the Carolinas: LGBT orgs address Martin killing

Beyond the Carolinas

A coalition of 29 national LGBT rights organizations issued an open letter April 2 declaring the killing of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin a “national call to action” urging local and federal authorities to find answers in the case and demanding justice be served.

It’s festival time!

OutRaleigh set for early May

The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., has announced that its OutRaleigh Street Festival will be held on May 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., from Fayetteville St. at the capitol all the way to City Plaza.

Movie filming heads to N.C.

Carolina News Notes

Gay U.S.A. The Movie will be venturing South to the Tar Heel state to capture footage as a backdrop that will feature Amendment One for its film. They have already visited a number other states across the country, including California, New York, Minnesota, D.C., Washington.

Campaign to traverse state

Carolina News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE), headquartered in this Western mountain town, is taking to the road for its third stage of the WE DO Campaign (WDC) to share the message of LGBT equality on the federal level.

Triad: Page calls out big guns

Carolina News Notes

One of North Carolina’s most supportive, gay-owned companies has sent out a plea to large donors to ante up in the fight against Amendment One, The Advocate reported.

Triangle: Tar Heel groups oppose A1

Carolina News Notes

On April 5, 600 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students donned yellow shirts to show their opposition to the Amendment One measure that will appear on the ballot on May 8.