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Diner event a deal breaker, GGF begins campaign

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Diner event a deal breaker CHARLOTTE — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Carolinas has announced its first 2009 Gala “Let’s Make a Deal” Diner event to be held on Aug. 26 at Alley Cat, 314 N. College St., at 7 p.m. This soirée will help launch the theme of “Imagine.” For two years, …

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AFFA’s Next Ten Pledge

South Carolina News Notes

‘Next Ten Pledge’ CHARLESTON — The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) is challenging community members and AFFA supporters to help them raise $10,000 by Sept. 30. The organization has operated in the Charleston area for 10 years. In that time, the group has garnered more than 1,600 members, created an award-winning TV, radio, print and …

State officials’ emails released in ‘So Gay’ ad flap

Director, others scrambled to fix situation

COLUMBIA – In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) released during the last week of July several emails pertaining to the “South Carolina is so gay” ad controversy. The emails show that top-level SCPRT officials might have known about the ad campaign as early …

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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 …

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 …

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 …