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Chamber celebrates holidays, honors community members

Event’s welcome reception and social attended by Gov. Roy Cooper

Last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holiday season in festive style, as well as conducted its final business of the calendar year with its sold out “Shimmer, Shine & Success!” event held at The Westin. The event was also graced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

HB2 continues to Haunt North Carolina

Charlotte and the Carolinas: Facebook shuts down Franklin Graham’s page, Netflix plans to stop Wilmington production shoot

The cloud of HB2 has continued to hang over Charlotte and North Carolina, not unlike the gray overcast skies and rain that plagued the city for much of December and early January.

The Year in Review: 2018

Transgender Issues at the Year’s Forefront

Despite an extremely right leaning political climate over the past year, 2018 saw a substantial drop in media coverage related to LGBTQ issues than in years past. That doesn’t mean noteworthy stories weren’t reported, however.

An unlikely advocate for gay rights emerges

LGBT History Month: America’s First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government.

He’s been our president

Reflections on President Barack Obama

Too cerebral. Unwilling to engage in bare-knuckles political war with his Republican enemies. Naïve, in fact, about his ability to find common ground with a GOP determined to undermine, even delegitimize him from Day 1.

Texas twin to HB2: ‘bathroom bill’ introduced down south

Will Texas face similar backlash to North Carolina?

As North Carolina faces ongoing protests and ever-growing financial repercussions of their anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2 (HB2), Texas may be next in line. The Lone Star State’s lawmakers introduced their own “bathroom bill” on Jan. 5, a potential law that is a near twin to North Carolina’s HB2.