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Local LGBT endorsers prepare for city, county elections

MeckPAC expands focus to Mecklenburg suburbs; campaign filing gets underway today

The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) is preparing for this year’s local election season as campaign filing gets underway today.

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LGBT Dems leader accused of anti-trans bias

VP of state LGBT Democratic Party caucus refutes charges; Caucus takes nearly two weeks to respond on transgender inclusion issues

A local transgender, Democratic Party activist is alleging that a fellow LGBT leader in the party told her she should join a men’s auxiliary group instead of receiving full membership in a local party women’s caucus.

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Court strikes down DOMA

From local coverage to the White House, reactions underscore victory, dreate buzz

On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 (Prop 8).

Charlotte Black Gay Pride wants community to ‘G.R.O.W. U.P.’

Annual event scheduled for July 18-21

Organizers are gearing up for this year’s Charlotte Black Gay Pride (CBGP), slated for July 18-21. This year’s theme is “G.R.O.W. U.P. — Gay Rights: Openly Working Towards Unity and Peace.”

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Triangle Black Pride hosts fourth annual events

Slated for Durham, July 25-28

Triangle Black Pride’s fourth annual Shades of Pride Weekend will be held from July 25-28, most activities taking place in the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St. Akil Campbell, chairperson for Triangle Black Pride, told qnotes that the event is an opportunity to bridge community.

The Big Mo

On Being a Gay Parent

I am writing this column on Thursday, June 20, 2013. I was going to write about the Supreme Court of the U.S. coming down on the side of justice in terms of throwing both California’s Prop 8 and DOMA to the dustbin of history.