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Charlotte: MeckPAC Reception, ‘Screenagers’ Film, ‘Mermaid’ Premiere, Fund Happening

Carolinas News Notes

MeckPAC will hold “Tap into the Primaries,” its 2018 Spring reception and endorsements release, Northwest School of the Arts Parent Teacher Organization in partnership with CMS “Making It Better” will show the film “Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age,” David Valdes Greenwood’s “The Mermaid Hour” will get a three-city National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere and the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund will hold its 11th Annual Happening luncheon on May 16.

Charlotte: ‘Darkness’ Walk, Catholic Retreat, Duke Employees, Center Name Change, Pride Awards

Carolinas News Notes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its 10th annual Out of the Darkness Charlotte Walk on Oct. 28, the Diocesan Ministry for Gay & Lesbian Catholics will hold its annual The Cross & The Rainbow retreat from Oct. 6-8, Duke Energy reported that they are making sure that all employees at their company feel welcome, especially those from the LGBTQ community, The Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has undergone a rebranding effort over the past two years and is now called the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and The Charlotte Pride Festival and Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade gave out its annual Champions of Pride Awards at the culmination of the two-day event.

Democrats push HB2 repeal bill in N.C. Senate

Future of the bill is dubious despite Gov. Cooper’s support

The first step has been taken to get House Bill 2 (HB2) off North Carolina’s law books. Sen. Jeff Jackson of Charlotte, N.C. introduced legislation, Senate Bill 25 (SB25), on Feb. 2 that would fully repeal the discriminatory legislation that has cost North Carolina upwards of $600 million and forbids local non-discrimination ordinances.