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Local bar sued, Imani opens membership class

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Local bar sued CHARLOTTE — The Garden & Gun Club, which is scheduled to open this summer in the NC Music Factory complex, has been served with a lawsuit, alleging trademark infringement. According to The Charlotte Observer, the dance club’s owners TwoDalGals received notice that a Charleston, S.C.-based lifestyle magazine filed a suit …

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Triangle: PFLAG fundrasing, Raleigh Center board slated

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Batter up CHARLOTTE — A group of women are interested in playing some ball, but are open to expanding to volleyball and/or soccer as well. This gathering would be held either once a week or every other week depending upon participants’ schedules or desires. Time and place is left to be determined. For …

Teen charged with false report, SLW raising funds

South Carolina News Notes

‘Baseball bat’ teen charged with filing false police report ANDERSON, S.C. — On July 22, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department charged an 18-year-old gay man with filing a false police report after he accused his father of assault. In two reports filed July 16, Dwight Clark Ables accused his father of chasing him, punching him …

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Moller to serve three years for killing

Elke Kennedy: ‘There was no justice for Sean today’

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Stephen Andrew Moller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on June 11 in connection with the death of Sean Kennedy last year. The 20-year-old defendant, a native of Taylors, S.C., will serve just three years for the slaying. Moller attacked Kennedy outside the bar formerly named Brews on May 16, 2007. He punched …

OutWilmington Center to close building

COASTAL   OutWilmington Center to close building WILMINGTON — The board of directors of OutWilmington Community Center have decided to move out of their building on Dock St. and close their traditional physical location. Citing a need to reach out more in the community and to focus on community events, the board has decided having …

Jim Neal selected as NLGJA panelist

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   One, two, three, four… CHARLOTTE — Lez Be Fit Boot Camp (LBFBC) has begun! A preliminary session was held on May 31 as a warm-up preview of what to expect in this kicking four-week series that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Workout lasts an hour. No equipment is needed. Participants …

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Gay Dems victorious, Hospital visits guaranteed

South Carolina News Notes

Gay Dems victorious STATEWIDE — On Tuesday, June 10, two openly gay candidates sailed to victory in their respective South Carolina primaries. Real estate agent James Akers, Jr. won his primary for a seat on the conservative Greenville County Council and Linda Ketner won in her bid to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Henry Brown of …

S.C. teen a national PFLAG scholar

South Carolina News Notes

Teen a national PFLAG scholar BLUFFTON — On June 4, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) announced the winners of their national scholarships. Totaling more than $30,000, the 13 students from across the country and a U.S. military base in Japan have all made significant contributions to equality in their schools and …

ACLU organizing Charlotte chapter

North Carplina News Notes

Charlotte ACLU organizing chapter CHARLOTTE — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in the process of reinstating a Queen City chapter, says Samantha Geller who serves on the steering committee along with other individuals, to activate this long-dormant activist organization. Currently, the committee is in the early stages of preparations so they can assist …

Center announces local Pride

South Carolina News Notes

MYRTLE BEACH — After 10 years in absence, a local Pride festival is returning to the Grand Strand. The Center Project, which opened at 307 Highway 15 in June 2006, has announced it will hold a local Pride festival. The all-day, outdoor event will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., July 12 at the Historic …