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Center to screen documentary

Tells the journey of Lennie and Pearl and their lives together

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., will hold a fundraising screening of the documentary, “Living in the Overlap,” on March 22, 3-7 p.m.

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North Carolina’s rejected gay-themed license plates

PHOTOS: In a state that still passes out Rebel-flag-clad Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty plates, can we at least get some gay recognition?

North Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected a number of gay-themed license plates. Many of them contained slurs or were inappropriate, but others simply identified sexual orientation or a political position.

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Anti-gay former Mecklenburg commissioner Ramirez dies

VIDEO: Dan Ramirez opposed gay employee protections, marriage equality

Former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Dan Ramirez, the first and only Latino elected to office in Mecklenburg County, passed away Sunday after his two-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 67.

Chick-fil-A CEO credits Charlottean with personal growth

Campus Pride's Shane Windmeyer has had ongoing conversations with fast food chain leader

In an interview published by The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy credited, in part, a national Charlotte-based LGBT leader with his personal growth and understanding on LGBT issues.

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Workshop will teach LGBT people to ‘Know Your Rights’

Thursday event will cover discrimination and harassment in employment, voting, by police

A community workshop scheduled for Thursday evening this week will present need-to-know information and strategies for LGBT community members who often face discrimination in the criminal justice system, employment, voting and harassment from members of the public and police alike.

LGBT group marches openly in Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day organizers still affiliated with anti-LGBT Knights of Columbus

For the first time, an LGBT community group was allowed to march openly in Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Previous parade policies and practices had allowed LGBT groups but forbade rainbow flags; past LGBT groups also had the words “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” or “LGBT” stripped out of their organization biographies.

LGBT marching band says St. Patrick’s Parade organizers will be inclusive

Parade organizers have not gone on-record with policy or practice changes or addressed anti-gay funding

The Charlotte Pride Band, an LGBT and straight ally group of musicians, still plans to march in tomorrow’s Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and say organizers of the event have said they will not edit out the band’s LGBT identity.