Ashlee Marie Preston is an award-winning media personality, producer and civil rights activist. She is historically the first transgender woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication and the first openly transgender person to run for state office in California.
Merchant and Ivory. These two legendary names emblazoned on a movie poster or trailer instantly lit fires of anticipation inside cinephiles of the 1980s and early 1990s, myself included. This label was always good news, for it heralded a new offering in the works by the master producer/director team: Ismail Merchant and James Ivory — think “A Room With A View,” “Maurice,” “Howard’s End,” “The Remains Of The Day.”
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival features a gay-themed film, an art exhibit for Time Out Youth Center has been opened, Snug Harbor is hosting a Valentine’s party, a trans education series is beginning, the Charlotte Pride Band is celebrating women it an upcoming concert, BootyCandy is coming to the Queen City, two wedding expos are upcoming and Campus Pride had completed its move into new headquarters.