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Gay Couple Denied Wedding on Basis of Religion

The special events facility Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina has cited their “Christian beliefs” as justifiable reason for refusing gay couple McCae Henderson and Ike Edwards the opportunity to utilize the site for their upcoming wedding.

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The Fork, the Knife and the Napkin, Oh My

A reader asks: My partner says I eat like an animal and won’t dine out with me anymore until I learn how to “act like a socialized person.” What’s the big deal?

Former Deputies Sue Homophobic and Racist Police Lieutenant

Steven Williamson and Alvis Speight were dismissed from their careers as Wake County Deputies in 2018. Prior to discharge, these two men informed their superiors that Lieutenant Teddy Patrick had made racist and homophobic comments during a training session.

A Close Reading of Angela Davis

Charlotte Pride is welcoming book lovers, academics and activists to join the Charlotte Pride Book Club. Launching April 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 8 p.m., meetings will take place on every other Tuesday via Zoom.

Former Charlotte Mayor and State Governor Announces Bid for U.S. Senate

With a slogan that exemplifies many of the things that previously distanced voters from him, Pat McCrory announced his bid for U.S. Senate on this platform: “Conservative Leadership Built in North Carolina, Not Washington.” The former Mayor of Charlotte and North Carolina governor is reaching out to Republican voters, claiming their support will allow his campaign to flourish.


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Two Suspects Arrested and Charged in Transgender Murders

Two men have been arrested and charged with the murders of transgender women Jaida Peterson, 29, and Remy Fennel, 28.

Joel Brewer, 33, and Dontarius Long, 21, were both arrested April 16 and are currently being held in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg jail without bail.

Transgender Black Women Murdered in Charlotte

Jaida Peterson, a 29-year-old transgender black woman, was shot dead April 4, at the Quality Inn off Queen City Drive in west Charlotte. Now, another transgender woman has been found dead following a shooting that occurred April 15, at the Sleep Inn on N. Tryon St. in northeast Charlotte. Initially listed in an online report from WBTV as Raheem Fennell, 28, she has since been identified as Remy Fennell.



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What is Yours is Mine

One important way in which couples plan for the future is by preparing an estate plan. Whether married couples have kids or not, there is a great deal of planning that goes into deciding how you will support your spouse if anything should happen to you or vice versa.

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A Closer Look at the Challenges Faced by Transgender Youth

Last month Republicans in North Carolina joined a nationwide conservative push to file legislation targeting transgender youth. GOP lawmakers in the state House and Senate filed bills to bar transgender women from competing against other women at schools and universities, target transgender health care, force teachers and counselors to report children who exhibit “gender nonconformity,” and legally protect scientifically debunked “conversion therapy” that seeks to “cure” LGBTQ people.

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Screen Savor: She Kissed a Girl

Borrowing a page from the handbook of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Jill Sobule’s fabulous and fierce “F*ck7thGrade” (City Theatre Company), is a musical presented as rock concert.