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Print Edition 2014-06-06 – QNotes

Broken Trust? Charlotte LGBT center faces tough questions

Board members grilled over unpaid taxes, salary, financial mismanagement, as new chair strives for transparency and future

Discussions were often contentious, emotional and, at times, bitter, at a community meeting on Sunday, where five Charlotte LGBT center board members faced tough questions about their organization’s financial status and accusations of mismanagement.

Tired of the hubris. Tired of the excuses.

Editor's Note

After years of missteps, doubt and worry, one singular truth has become more obvious with each passing day: Charlotte’s LGBT community has lost confidence in its LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.

Leslie Jordan heads back to the Queen City

Jordan’s ‘Show Pony’ prances into Charlotte on June 13

With his career and stardom has come plenty a good story to tell, says Leslie Jordan, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-born actor and playwright known internationally for his roles on “Will & Grace,” Del Shores’ and “Sordid Lives.”

New foundation to raise funds, awareness

Hearts Beat as One begins with flash, hosting Queen City Drag Race, Leslie Jordan

A new community foundation devoted to raising funds and awareness for local charities in the Queen City is picking up steam after its debut this spring.

Pride Month kicks off Carolina Prides

45 years after Stonewall, Pride grows across the region

This month, LGBT community members across the world celebrate the 45th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Inn. On a fateful early morning on June 28, 1969, abused and intimidated LGBT patrons at the Stonewall rose up against police brutality and oppression.

Then & Now: Women’s Place in Charlotte’s LGBT Movement

Part Two of Two: With groundwork laid, today’s leaders shape city

Awaiting a meeting with Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, local attorney Connie Vetter looks out from the government center’s 15th floor lobby, taking in the panoramic scene of a bustling Uptown centuries in the making.

Our People: Q&A with the Rev. Dawn Jennifer Flynn

Pastor of New Life Metropolitan Community Church

The Rev. Dawn Jennifer Flynn was called to pastor Charlotte’s New Life Metropolitan Community Church in February. Her return to ministry — she was a previously United Methodist minister — began after a long personal journey.

Georgia Equality to award Augusta Pride

Honors to be presented at event in June

Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city, and the strength of Augusta Pride and our entire LGBT community has not gone unnoticed. This year, Georgia Equality ­— our statewide organization that works to advance fairness, safety, and opportunity for LGBT Georgians —­ named Augusta Pride as the 2014 recipient of its Phillip Rush Community Builder Award.