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Charlotte: ‘Christians,’ Polls, New Venues, Crowdfunding, RAIN Initiative

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“The Christians” will hold its North Carolina premiere during Sept. 13-Oct. 1, OUT to the Polls will offer free early vote shuttle service on Aug. 26, the entertainment industry has new options for LGBTQ patrons in the Queen City, Lara Americo created an Indiegogo crowdfunding page to gather funds for her Comic Girl Coffee & Books and RAIN’s Empowering Positive Youth (EPY) program continues to be a vital resource.

Charlotte: Org grant, artist resistance, iconic play, leaders class, youth artists, PFLAG fundraiser, orgs united, trans child story

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The Community Foundation of Gaston County awarded the House of Mercy a grant, Lara Americo shows resistance, iconic play ‘The Children’s Hour’ comes to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre, the Small Business Administration is holding an executive leaders class, youth artists are being sought for a specialize exhibit at the Mint Museum, PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis is hosting a fundraiser, Equality North Carolina and Time Out Youth Center have united in a youth initiative and trans child story has been shared.

Transgender activist organizes Human Rights Campaign gala protest

Concerns abound over fundraising efforts amid HB2 repeal failure, need of transgender voices, people of color

Charlotte has seen a lot of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) over the last few years. The organization, the largest LGBTQ rights advocacy lobbying group in the country, was active in helping to elect Charlotte City Council members who would pass a fully inclusive LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance, working alongside Equality North Carolina (ENC) and MeckPAC.

HRC Charlotte appears to pull award from the city council

Only the Person of the Year award is listed on their website

In December, the Human Rights Campaign North Carolina’s Charlotte gala steering committee sent out an email announcing the 2016 Equality Award winner, “meant to honor individuals and organizations that have furthered the progress of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.” They would be presented at the annual gala, on Feb. 4, at Le Meridien Charlotte.

Charlotte Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil remembers those lost to violence

2016 has been the deadliest year for trans people on record

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 50 people gathered by candlelight outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on Sunday to join with people around the country in remembering transgender victims of violence. “I encourage everyone to use this as a day of strength and a day to show the world that you’re still here and you’re not going …

Charlotte: Cano candidacy, organization hiring, fund cycle open, songwriter disc release, theatre exec

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Democrat Christopher Cano is running for U.S. House of Representatives for the 9th District, Time Out Youth Center is hiring, the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund has announced it’s upcoming grant cycle, songwriter and activist Lara Americo has released an EP and Dan Shoemaker has stepped down as the Actor’s Theatre’s executive director.