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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Candidate plans fundraising ‘roast’

South Carolina News Notes

Candidate plans fundraising ‘roast’ GREENVILLE, S.C. — James Akers, Jr., an openly gay candidate for the Greenville County Council, is turning humor into campaign cash. Akers, 27, is planning a fundraiser for May 18, 2-4 p.m. at Cafe and Then Some. The event will be a “roast”of Akers and will allow supporters to see a …

Windmeyer receives top award

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Windmeyer receives top award CHARLOTTE — Because of his commitment to social justice, education development and training, Campus Pride founder and executive director, Shane L. Windmeyer, has been honored with the 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) — College Educators International. The Voice of Inclusion Medallion recognizes an …

AFFA celebrates year of achievement

Charleston group succeeds on many levels

The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA), a Charleston-based organization focused on promoting LGBT “Acceptance Without Exception,” has been extremely active the last year. Aside from building coalitions with the NAACP, Camp Hope (a program for at-risk children), the S.C. Progressive Network and the Unitarian Universalist Church, AFFA grew 12 percent and now has between 450 …