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Art Bar sweeps ‘Best’

South Carolina News Notes

University apologizes GREENVILLE — Bob Jones University (BJU) has offered up an official apology for its racist past. The Nov. 20 apology, written eight years after the school ended its inter-racial dating and marriage ban in March 2000, was posted on the university’s website. “BJU’s history has been chiefly characterized by striving to achieve those …

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Guild hosts holiday celebration

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Guild hosts holiday celebration CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) will hold its annual holiday celebration and gift drive on Dec. 16 at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music. Former Charlotte LGBT leader Gordon Roqué Marcelo, who now lives in …

Honoring those passed

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Honoring those passed CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Gender Alliance, in conjunction with the LGBT Community Center, held a Transgender Day of Remembrance Program on Nov. 20 at the Center. Speakers addressed hate crimes against the transgender community. Featured guest speaker was Elke Kennedy, founder of Sean’s Last Wish and mother of slain Greenville college …

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Economy continues to hurt S.C. non-profits

Highly-anticipated ‘Glitter Ball’ canceled

COLUMBIA — The slumping economy has already hit one South Carolina non-profit. In mid-November, Q-Notes reported that SC Equality needed to raise $30,000 by the end of the year or face closure. Now a local AIDS services foundation has been forced to cancel its large-scale New Year’s gala fundraiser. AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina …

SC Equality hit hard by slumping economy

Group needs $30k before end of year

COLUMBIA — A statewide LGBT advocacy and lobbying group in South Carolina is facing possible closure if it doesn’t meet its budget requirements by the end of the year. – – – advertisement – – – SC Equality sent notice to members by letter during the last week of October. Q-Notes first learned of the …

Gay Bingo raises big bucks

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Bazaar date changed CHARLOTTE — The date for the Women’s Business Bazaar has been changed to Nov. 22. It will still be held at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A schedule of featured presentations will be announced closer to the event. Owners of businesses …

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Safe schools targeted in 2009

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Mancini accepting applications CHARLOTTE — The Wesley Mancini Foundation is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for the grant period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2009. Grants are awarded to fund specific projects and are not awarded to cover general operating expenses. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for projects that promote the inclusion of …

Faculty members debate Boy Scout donations

College of Charleston professors at opposing ends of debate

CHARLESTON — Two College of Charleston faculty members are speaking out on opposite ends of the debate over support for the Boy Scouts of America. On Oct. 20, a letter was sent to college faculty announcing the school’s upcoming plans for a United Way fundraiser, according to The Charleston City Paper’s Press Time blog and …

This year, it’s a homecoming

2008 Equality Rider, S.C.-native shares her thoughts

Karen Higgins, mother of Equality Ride co-director Katie Higgins, and co-director Jarrett Lucas speak with members of Columbia International University campus leadership. Photo Credit: Soulforce Q Equality Ride Photo Credit: Soulforce Q Equality Ride Ed. Note – Katie Higgins is the Soulforce Q 2008 Equality Ride co-director. Soulforce is a national interfaith organization utilizing the …

Guild welcomes publishers, ALFA observes awarness month

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Guild welcomes national publishers CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 21 at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening will be Tim Mikkelsen and Phyllis Wright, owners of MikWright, a greeting card, book and other novelties company. Their …