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Gowns, greetings and a host of pageants galore!

Spring’s greetings, bois and gyrls! Here we are yet again to chit-chat about crowns and gowns and such. One of my favorite subjects, as you may well know — pageants! Speaking of, we’re off to a great start. Congrats are in order for Victoria Parker who recently won Miss NC FFI at Large in Hickory …

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Polish priest calls for LGBT deaths

International News Notes

Polish priest calls for LGBT deaths KRAKOW, Poland — Father Rafal Trytek (pictured) has called for the deaths of LGBT people. “Homosexuals should be burned at the stakes, as in the Medieval Age. I hope that these beautiful days return to our great Poland.” These comments were made while the priest was surrounded by a …

Primetimers celebrates 15 years

NC News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 15 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 18. Primetimers meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church on Eastway Dr. The group has a bowling team, a theater group, and organizes game nights, one-day and weekend …

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Singapore sins

General Gayety

The island nation of Singapore has a population of about four-and-a-half million people. The country’s media watchdog is resolved that not one of those people will see homosexuals on TV. The Media Development Authority (MDA) just spanked a television station for showing the unthinkable: a gay family. At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 of …

Black gay man wins Council seat

National News Notes

Black gay man wins Council seat FALLS CHURCH, Va. — While most political watchers were following the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in N.C. and Indiana, Lawrence Webb (pictured) quietly made history as he became the state’s first openly LGBT African-American elected to public office. In his first bid for elected office, Webb …

California Supreme Court legalizes marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Supreme Court of California today ruled 4-3 in favor of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples and knocked down the state’s ban on gay marriage. The court also ruled that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for the extension of full marriage rights. The case was brought by the …

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Anti-gay amendment introduced in N.C. Senate

N.C. State Sen. Jim Forrester introduced an anti-LGBT, anti-marriage constitutional amendment on May 14, as the state legislature returned for its biennial short session. RALEIGH — On May 14, anti-gay N.C. State Sen. Jim Forrester (R-Gaston) introduced to the N.C. Senate an anti-family, anti-marriage constitutional amendment. The state legislature returned to their biennial short session …

Pride Charlotte announces date, looks for sponsors

CHARLOTTE — The Pride Charlotte Task Force has announced the date of its 2008 festival. Currently slated for July 26, 2008, the event’s date is a full month prior to its traditional August event. The festival will take place 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gateway Village at Trade and Cedar streets, across from Johnson …

Vigil planned for anniversary of Kennedy murder

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A candle light vigil will be held this Friday, May 16, on the one-year anniversary of the murder of openly gay college student Sean Kennedy. The event is co-hosted by Sean’s Last Wish, Faith in America and the South Carolina Progressive Network. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Greenville’s …

Washington Blade un-endorses Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, The Washington Blade, one of the nation’s leading sources of LGBT news, practically un-endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in her bid for the Democratic nomination for president. On the paper’s website, Editor Kevin Naff said Clinton’s “time had come,” citing her defeat in North Carolina and her lackluster win in Indiana. …