A high school club for LGBT and straight students is facing controversy and push back from other students and parents. Local youth advocates who are working to ensure safer schools say the harassment at the school is some of the worst they’ve seen in the local area.
As reported by qnotes yesterday, the national Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) wrapped up their three-year national campaign to get educational safe space kits in each of the 63,000 middle and high schools across the country. Today, GLSEN is sharing the good news and their visit to Charlotte nationally.
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon announced committee assignments for members of Charlotte City Council on Tuesday, with one glaring exclusion. Charlotte’s first openly gay or elected official, Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, now in her second term representing District 3, was the only Council member not chosen to chair one of nine Council committees.
The executive director of a national safe schools organization for LGBT students will visit Charlotte on Wednesday, speaking with local students and community leaders at a town hall that evening.