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At least acknowledge me

Tell Trinity

A reader writes: “After seeing your wonderful performance in Wilton Manors, Fla., a few months back, I went backstage to see you. You greeted everyone but me. Why didn’t you acknowledge me?”

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N.C. Senate passes slate of abortion restrictions

Sweeping restrictions taken up on Tuesday evening, rushed to Senate floor approval

The North Carolina Senate voted 29-12 to pass expanded restrictions on abortions in a bill hastily amended and considered during a committee hearing on Tuesday evening.

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Longtime LGBT ally Patsy Kinsey appointed mayor of Charlotte

Kinsey backed domestic partner benefits, supports inclusive changes to commercial ordinance

City Council appointed their colleague, Patsy Kinsey (D-Dist. 1), mayor at a special meeting on Monday night. The longtime elected official will fulfill the unexpired term of Mayor Anthony Foxx. He resigned last night to take his post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Foxx confirmed as DOT secretary

Senate gives Foxx a unanimous confirmation; Foxx has mixed record on LGBT issues

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

After DOMA ruling, Young Dems want Amendment One repeal

LGBT Democrats president more cautious; legislative and local leaders mostly quiet after landmark decisions

The Young Democrats of North Carolina are calling for an immediate repeal of Amendment One, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT state constitutional amendment passed by voters in May 2012.