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Charlotte school board defeats anti-gay proposals

Day of Silence activities saved from proposed ban by conservative board members.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Tuesday, April 15, the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools (CMS) Board of Education defeated member Kaye McGarry’s proposal to excuse anti-gay and conservative students’ absences on the annual National Day of Silence, Friday, April 25. The board also defeated an attempt to ban all Day of Silence activities in Charlotte schools. The proposal to …

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Man in drag crashes into store

DETROIT, Mich. — According to The Charlotte Observer, a man in drag repeatedly crashed his car into a lingerie store in Detroit. Jeremy McIntosh, 27, was arrested Saturday, April 12. According to authorities McIntosh was wearing ” “facial makeup, lipstick, blue Capri pants, red flip-flops, a flowery blouse and a matching flowery women’s bra.” – …

N.C. Primary Poll

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PlanetOut to sell Advocate, Out mags to here! Networks, Regent

Strapped LGBT company chops off its publishing arm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After weeks of rumors, PlanetOut Inc. has announced it will sell its magazine and book publishing divisions to here! Networks. Included in the deal are nationally-respected LGBT news magazine The Advocate and popular lifestyle/entertainment monthly Out. The deal between the two companies was announced Apr. 9 after PlanetOut signed a letter …

Charlotte lesbian pastor to become bishop

National Unity Fellowship conference meets to consecrate two female bishops

Bishop-elect Tonyia Rawls, of Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte, will be consecrated a bishop on Sunday, Apr. 27. CHARLOTTE — The national mid-year conference of the LGBT-affirming Unity Fellowship Church Movement will meet here Apr. 21-27. During the conference, Charlotte-based pastor Tonyia Rawls, as well as another female pastor, will be consecrated as bishops in …

Carolinas Prides gear up for 2008 festivals

Local events span two-state region

REGIONAL — In recent years, a proliferation of local Pride festivals have popped up across the Carolinas. From Wilmington to Boone, Raleigh/Durham to Columbia, LGBT folks will have plenty of activities to choose from throughout the 2008 Pride season. – – – advertisement – – – The first event of the year will be the …

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Candidates on the Carolina stump; blogger calls out Kay Hagan

Briefly Political

Candidates on the Carolina stump CHARLOTTE — Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are campaigning across the state. On Mar. 19 Obama stopped in Fayetteville, home to Fort Bragg, and the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, Obama’s remarks focused mainly on the nation’s prolonged presence in Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations. “In order …

Are timeshares worth your time?

Money Matters

We commonly read about wealthy celebrities having vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado, on a tropical island or in the French Riviera. Who doesn’t dream of owning a little slice of vacation luxury? It is a wonderful ideal to aim for, but your heart can overrule your head. More Americans have made the leap …

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban

Global News Notes

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban BANGKOK, Thailand — Activists have succeeded in their bid to amend the screening form required for blood donation. To date, questions on the form have asked about high-risk sexual behavior, but only related to same-sex behavior, and all gay men have been prohibited from donating. The questions will be …

Army OKs criminals, but not gays; Gov. stands up for equality

National News Notes

Army OKs criminals, but not gays WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Apr. 7 edition of USA Today featured a report on the rising percentage of Army recruits needing a waiver to join the service because of a past criminal record. The article stated that the percentage has more than doubled since 2004 to an unprecedented one …

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