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District 9 GOP hopefuls tow anti-LGBTQ line

Rhetoric Often Negative, Degrading

The do-over election in North Carolina’s ninth District … now includes two front runners, one who was endorsed by former candidate Mark Harris, an anti-LGBTQ Baptist pastor, and one who for years has blatantly targeted the LGBTQ community.

Evangelical pastor aims to criminalize gay sex

Commentary: Republican nominee Mark Harris nabs support from Second Lady Karen Pence to take House of Representative seat

As midterms approach the country and the scale of Lady Liberty continues to sway Left or Right, many concerning factors continue to weigh-in. Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court added Brett Kavanaugh to the bench.

Black trans woman dies as result of Charlotte assault

Sherrell Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim in 2017

Sherrell Faulkner, a transgender native of Charlotte, died on May 16. Her death was the result of injuries sustained during an assault in Nov. of 2016. Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim nationwide so far this year.

U.S./World: Cultural diversity, Int’l Women’s Day, UN delegation

Beyond the Carolinas

The National League of Cities recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities, 40 organizations protested in front of the White House on International Women’s Day on March 8 and the United States Department of State announced that its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women included representatives of two organizations known to oppose the United Nations human rights system, LGBTQ rights, and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

North Carolina man arrested for Florida anti-gay hate crime

Man who reportedly yelled homophobic slurs during assault fights extradition

Brandon Ray Davis, 30, was arrested on March 1 by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department with an extraditable warrant on hate crime charges. The incident occurred in downtown Key West and involved anti-gay slurs.