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Print Edition 2014-07-18 – QNotes

Exhibit highlights LGBT Charlotte’s ‘defying expectations’

First-ever LGBT history exhibit includes local history timeline

For the first time in the city’s history, a local museum will showcase an exhibit exploring national, regional and local LGBT history. The exhibit, “LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality,” opens on July 25 and runs through January at the Levine Museum of the New South and is a collaboration with several organizations and initiatives.

Our People: Q&A with Lee Ziglar

Lee Ziglar, 21, has spent about two years living in Charlotte, where he is a senior at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. There, he majors in business administration with a concentration in talent management and a minor in communications.

McCrory’s missed opportunity

Editor's Note

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sure knows how to get himself and his staff in hot water. His administration has been plagued with controversy, missteps, investigations, questions, doubts, mismanagement and more.

Hobby Lobby decision shows progressives must fight for the courts

Guest Commentary

In its recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the narrow conservative majority of the Supreme Court ruled that the craft store chain is exempt from the employer-mandate of the Affordable Care Act to include coverage for contraceptive services in the health insurance plans provided to employees.

TalkBack: 07.18.14

Readers respond to and have their own conversation following editor Matt Comer and writer Charles Easley’s July 4 commentary, “A Conversation on Black Pride.”

QPoll: Do we need two Prides?

There has been significant community conversation on the differences and similarities between Charlotte Pride and Charlotte Black Gay Pride. Some defend the two events. Others say we should have only one, united Pride event. What do you think?

Errata

In the original version of our article “Black Pride fosters awareness, celebrates diversity” (July 4, 2014, pages 12-13), Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2014 Carrie Chanel was incorrectly identified. We regret the error.

U.S./World: Six national LGBT rights groups drop ENDA support over religious exemptions

Beyond the Carolinas

Six of the nation’s leading LGBT rights advocacy groups on July 8 announced they were withdrawing their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), fearing that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill could compel private companies to cite objections similar to those that prevailed in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling during the first week in July .