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Charlotte: ‘Darkness’ Walk, Catholic Retreat, Duke Employees, Center Name Change, Pride Awards

Carolinas News Notes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its 10th annual Out of the Darkness Charlotte Walk on Oct. 28, the Diocesan Ministry for Gay & Lesbian Catholics will hold its annual The Cross & The Rainbow retreat from Oct. 6-8, Duke Energy reported that they are making sure that all employees at their company feel welcome, especially those from the LGBTQ community, The Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has undergone a rebranding effort over the past two years and is now called the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and The Charlotte Pride Festival and Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade gave out its annual Champions of Pride Awards at the culmination of the two-day event.

Charlotte: Austin Resigns, Film Fest, Pulse Tribute, Catholic Retreat, ‘Sordid’ Sequel, Pierce Post, Staff Search, Youth Homelessness

Carolinas News Notes

Charlotte City Councilmember Austin has resigned to take a post with the State of North Carolina’s Department of Transportation as its Historically Black Colleges and Universities outreach director, the GayCharlotte Film Festival is in its current season, a Pulse tribute will be held at Bar at 316, LGBTQ Catholics have slated a retreat, ‘Sordid Lives’ sequel is upcoming, Dale Pierce has taken a job with Rosedale Infectious Diseases, the Freedom Center for Social Justice is seeking a staff person, and youth homelessness in Charlotte may be contained.

HRC Charlotte appears to pull award from the city council

Only the Person of the Year award is listed on their website

In December, the Human Rights Campaign North Carolina’s Charlotte gala steering committee sent out an email announcing the 2016 Equality Award winner, “meant to honor individuals and organizations that have furthered the progress of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.” They would be presented at the annual gala, on Feb. 4, at Le Meridien Charlotte.

Election 2015: Pro-LGBT wins in Charlotte, gay candidates win and lose across North Carolina

Tuesday’s general election proved successful for LGBT rights advocates in Charlotte, and showed some wins and some losses for gay candidates across North Carolina. Charlotte Election Results The big news of the night in Charlotte was the election of Jennifer Roberts as the city’s new mayor. She becomes the city’s first Democratic female mayor, as well …