There’s a certain large retail department store based in Charlotte that claims it is “Modern Southern Style.”
With tears and applause, hugs and handshakes, Myers Park Baptist Church said goodbye on Sunday, Feb. 24 to a longtime senior minister who announced in mid-February that he needed to walk away from the stresses of pastoring a 2,200-member congregation.
On Feb. 23, over 1,100 LGBT and ally community members, dressed in their finest attire, showed their support by attending the 18th annual Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center.
On Feb. 24, the Rev. Steve Shoemaker, who has spent nearly 14 years as pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church, announced his resignation. Shoemaker’s presence at Myers Park Baptist and in the larger progressive Christian community in Charlotte will be missed.
At the end of January I attended the Creating Change conference in Atlanta organized by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Do you think national LGBT advocacy organizations have an understanding of LGBT life, history, politics and activism in the South?
The 20th Annual Walk for AIDS will be held on April 13, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., to benefit the House of Mercy, 701 Mercy Dr.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Out on the Town LGBT theatre group is stepping out during March.
The Adam Foundation has released the names of its new officers and board.