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The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

Regional: Benham Twins, Health Center Grant

Carolinas News Notes

Queerty reported that the Benham twins, David and Jason, and sons of conservative and anti-LGBTQ minister “Flip” Benham, released a video commemorating 9/11 and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) to help serve the LGBTQ community’s healthcare needs.

WATCH: Charlotte transgender activists featured in British TV segment on HB2

The British television station Channel 4 recently broadcast a news segment on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation HB2, as well as the Obama administration’s directive to allow trans students to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and the states suing the federal government as a result. Charlotte transgender activists Lara Americo and Che Busiek …

Anti-LGBT activists confront transgender teenager at Charlotte government center bathrooms

Flip Benham confronts 17-year-old transgender girl as City Council works through list of 117 speakers on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances

As City Council hears tonight from a list of nearly 120 speakers on a contentious LGBT non-discrimination ordinance proposal, anti-LGBT activists are confronting transgender people attempting to use Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center bathrooms.

Conservative Charlotte church blasts anti-gay street preachers

Central Church of God calls Operation Save America tactics 'non-Christian', violent; Gay-friendly Myers Park Baptist welcomes group

CHARLOTTE — The way two local churches reacted to anti-gay street preaching group Operation Save America’s presence at worship services Sunday couldn’t have been more different, as the anti-gay Central Church of God strongly denounced the group while the gay-friendly Myers Park Baptist Church welcomed them. Operation Save America (OSA), based in Concord, N.C., is …