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Ashlee Marie Preston

10 Questions with Vic

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.

HRC NC gala welcomes actress Bellamy Young

Carolinas News Notes

The 24th Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) North Carolina Dinner will be held on Feb. 23, 5 p.m., at Le Méridien Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell St., North Tower, and features actress Bellamy Young and comedian and auctioneer Dana Goldberg.

‘Maurice’ comes to life again

Revival of early film brings gay themes to new generation

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.”

Charlotte: Film fest, art exhibit, Valentine’s party, trans education, band celebration, ‘BootyCandy,’ wedding expo, org headquarters

Carolinas News Notes

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.