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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Black Gay Pride slated for July

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte CNCBGP slated for July CHARLOTTE — Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride (CNCBGP) is set to host its fourth annual Pride celebration, “Legends, Statements & Superstars,” from July 17-20. The weekend begins on Thursday with a town hall meeting sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) that will discuss the topic, “Racism in the LGBT …

‘Damned Queens’ go to prom

Gay youth prom first-ever in Myrtle Beach area

The Center Project Youth Director Gloria Williams poses with Brian Hollon, Rainbow Beach Film Director. MYRTLE BEACH — Rainbow Beach, the LGBT youth group at The Center Project of Myrtle Beach (TCP), hosted the first gay youth prom in the history of Myrtle Beach and Horry County. The May 3 event marked a giant step …

Primetimers celebrates 15 years

NC News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 15 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 18. Primetimers meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church on Eastway Dr. The group has a bowling team, a theater group, and organizes game nights, one-day and weekend …