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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 …

Events slated for Coming Out weekend

Bus from Chapel Hill to D.C. planned

Several events are slated for National Coming Out Day weekend and scattered across the Carolinas. As community members head to Washington, D.C., for the National Equality March, those left at home will have lenty to keep them busy. Asheville On Saturday, take a hike up to the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for Asheville’s Blue Ridge Pride. …

Wood fired to perfection

Firebirds serves up fine food, wine

A trip to a nice restaurant with a laidback and relaxed atmosphere was just what I needed to pick up my spirits on a rainy and gloomy Saturday evening. I got what I wished for at Firebirds. After working all day on a story, a good friend called and invited me to dinner. I headed …

‘Laramie Project’ in the Carolinas

Play to be staged in over 100 theatres across country on Oct. 12

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking play,“The Laramie Project,” and over 100 theatres across the country will join in remembering the life of Matthew Shepard and the legacy of the play. “Laramie Project” creators, Tectonic Theatre,will debut their 10-year epilogue revisiting the real life story and town on Oct. 12. Four Carolinas …