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Race and sexuality in the South

USC to host panel discussion

Charlotte’s Bishop Tonyia Rawls will be among several panelists at a discussion on race, sexuality and power in the Bible Belt South tonight, Oct. 27. The event takes place at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and is co-sponsored by SC Equality. The Columbia event is the second in a two-part discussion series. The …

On LGBT equality, when will Charlotte get with the game?

North Carolina’s largest metro area still struggling to amend policies, extend benefits

There’s no doubt the LGBT community has seen success in North Carolina. Our achievements aren’t quite as grand as those in New England or elsewhere, but they are steps forward nonetheless. Our progress has largely come in baby steps, as municipalities slowly add sexual orientation and gender-identity to non-discrimination policies and state-level advocates work to …

End the embarrassment, get with the game

Editor's Note

Bessemer City: 5,119. Boone: 13,843. Carrboro: 16,782. Charlotte: 687,456. Population isn’t the only fact or figure separating these three small towns from the largest city between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Unlike Charlotte, these three quaint hamlets have taken a step forward in fulfilling the American promise of equality and now protect their public employees on …

Art sport

Virginia artist’s glasswork to be showcased in Charlotte Fine Arts Show

“Being an artist is like being an athlete,” California-born, Broadway, Va. resident Lisa Aronzon says. “You have to train your body. Teach yourself all the moves, how to handle the tools and know when to take all the steps.” Her chosen craft, blown glass, is a physical art, she says, adding she coined the term …

Queer acres is the place for me

Country Living - Real Estate Issue: 'Down home' can be 'family'-friendly

The Carolinas are known for their majestic, mountain beauty and seaside serenity. In between, urban high rises dot the rural, Piedmont landscape. LGBT-friendly oases in the Bible Belt Carolinas include Charlotte, Columbia, the Triangle area and Greensboro. But, maybe, city life just isn’t your thing. Perhaps the easy-going, simple routine of rural life is more …

Photos: Charlotte candidates flock to MeckPAC reception

Candidates for mayor, city council and school board in Charlotte turned out to the joint MeckPAC-Charlotte Business Guild candidates reception at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center on Oct. 14. View photos from the evening here. Despite a cold and rainy evening, approximately 60 or more citizens gathered to meet a dozen or so candidates …

Carolinians march in D.C.

Students, activists travel to capital for National Equality March

View more photos from the National Equality March It was either a meteorological fluke or an act of God, but shortly before noon on the day of the National Equality March on Oct. 11 a rainbow streaked across the sky above Washington, D.C. A murmur rippled through the crowd as people of every age, race, …

N.C. Lutherans debate gay clergy

Meeting in Salisbury could be move toward schism

SALISBURY, N.C. — Hundreds of Lutherans from across the state met at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Monday to discuss their opposition to a recent denominational vote allowing partnered gay and lesbian people to serve as clergy, the Salisbury Post reported. FYI… Evangelical Lutheran Church of America www.elca.org LutheranCORE www.lutherancore.org Lutheran Congregations in Mission for …