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Advocates, school staffers respond to anti-gay threats at Lincoln Co. school

West Lincoln High School students face controversy and push back for inclusive club

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.

Charlotte LGBT center votes to open board meetings, reinstate membership structure

Open board meetings to begin in February; Changes follow town hall, community's call for more accountability

The board of directors for the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte voted this week to begin the process of opening their board meetings to the public and reinstate a membership structure, among other changes, according to a summary of a board meeting held this week.

Freedom Center celebrates one year of successes

New organization has founded a law center, employment program and other services

An organization founded to address the needs of low-income and diverse members of the LGBT community celebrated its first year and accomplishments at a fundraiser in Charlotte on Thursday.

VIDEO: UNC student athletes are ‘Tar Heels for Equality’

Video follows similar releases from Duke University, Carolina Hurricanes and Charlotte Checkers for You Can Play Project

Members of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Athletic Department have released a video for the national You Can Play Project, a Denver, Colo.-based organization working to raise awareness of LGBT inclusion in athletics.

National, local leaders: Schools must be safer for LGBT students

GLSEN celebrates completion of national Safe Space Kits Campaign with last kit delivery in Charlotte

About 50 people gathered on Wednesday evening for a panel discussion on making schools safer for LGBT students, as the executive director of a national LGBT organization participated in celebration of her group’s successful nationwide safe schools campaign.

Was Charlotte’s openly gay council member snubbed in committee assignments?

Editorial

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.

National safe schools leader to visit Charlotte this week

GLSEN executive to participate in roundtable with local leaders, students, educators

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.

Survey shows fundraising diversity, strength among local LGBT non-profits

Fourth annual Community Assessment Survey gauges support received by LGBT community organizations

Local and regional LGBT non-profit organizations are showing strength in their fundraising efforts and diversity in the sources of their revenue, even as low numbers of community members are actively donating, according to data reported in QNotes’ fourth annual Community Assessment Survey.