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Hartigan’s Irish Pub to shutter doors this weekend

Bar's last day of business this Sunday

One of only two local nightlife establishments catering to lesbian and bisexual women, and Charlotte’s only LGBT restaurant and bar, has announced it will close its doors after this weekend.

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North Carolina senators split during 64-32 ENDA vote

Burr says LGBT-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act would threaten anti-gay 'religious liberties'

North Carolina’s two U.S. senators split on their support of the LGBT-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) during a successful floor vote passing the measure this afternoon.

UNC system bans gender-inclusive housing on all 17 campuses

Universities in Chapel Hill, Charlotte had already approved or were considering housing changes

The University of North Carolina system Board of Governors will consider a proposal to ban gender-inclusive housing on all 17 campuses of the university system at a meeting next week.

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Kinsey: Charlotte will not sever ties with Russian sister-city

Chair of LGBT advocacy group softens stance on dropping Voronezh, site of anti-LGBT violence in January

In a statement released to media today, Mayor Patsy Kinsey said the city would not be severing its ties with their sister city, Voronezh, Russia. LGBT activists in Charlotte had been asking Kinsey and City Council to cut ties with the city, following harsh new anti-LGBT legislation in that nation and anti-LGBT violence in Voronezh, though activists softened their stance today.

Senate committee advances LGBT worker protections

N.C.'s Hagan votes in favor, Burr opposed

A U.S. Senate committee gave approval Wednesday to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill now heads to the full Senate.

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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.

Gaps revealed in sex offender info, youth safety policies

Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office says it must rely on offenders for information; Local groups lack youth protection policies

Recent interactions between a registered sex offender and a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth services agency have revealed gaps in both law enforcement knowledge about some sex offenders’ past crimes and the strength of youth safety and protection policies among Charlotte’s and the region’s most recognizable and active LGBT community organizations.