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Person of the Year: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts

2016 Year in Review — Retrospective: Amidst controversy and criticism, mayor advocates with character

With 2016 drawing to a close, many people reflect that it has been a trying year, especially for those North Carolinians passionate about LGBTQ issues. The city of Charlotte has been home to many decisive events over the last 12 months, and its mayor has taken part in them all. As qnotes’ Person of the Year, Mayor Roberts wants to be known as “someone who’s a fighter, who’s not afraid to face criticism, who’s not afraid to go against the grain when change was needed.”

Triangle: Election impact, guy’s social, rainbow shirts, center award, sex-change protocols

Carolinas News Notes

The 2016 Election has had an impact on local, state and national levels, Triangle guys are having a social, The University of Maine recently wore rainbow shirts in support of the LGBTQ community when the team played Duke University, the LGBT Center of Raleigh received a GSK Impact Award and sex-change protocols have changed for the state’s staff and retirees.

HB2 may have cost McCrory reelection

Incumbent governor refuses to concede

At the climax of an election season unprecedented in history for its brutality and tragedy, there is one glimmer of light: Gov. Pat McCrory lost his bid for re-election. Perhaps the biggest issue at odds between McCrory and opponent Roy Cooper was House Bill 2 (HB2).