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Global community reacts to Obama victory

Global News

American voters weren’t the only ones tuned to the TV sets on election night. People around the globe watched election returns and picked up the next day’s newspaper for news of the Nov. 4 outcome. Political leaders across the world hailed President-elect Barack Obama’s victory as a landmark achievement and a step in a better …

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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 …

National election wrap-up

National News Notes

Election wrap-up I: The candidates WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of openly LGBT candidates won election to public offices across the U.S. on Election Day, according to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. The group, which endorsed a record-breaking 111 candidates in 2008, said more than 70 percent of its endorsed candidates had won their races. …

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Protesters gather for marriage rights at S.C. Capitol

Originally posted: Nov. 14, 2008, 10:51 a.m.Updated: Nov. 15, 2008, 9 p.m. View more Carolinas Prop. 8 Protest photos COLUMBIA — Working quickly on short notice, local activists organized a protest to join the nationwide demonstration for gay marriage rights Nov. 15, attracting about 150 people to the sidewalk in front of the Capitol. – …

Communities band together for Carolinas Prop. 8 protests

1,000 expected in Raleigh, at least eight protest locations region-wide

Originally published: Nov. 13, 2008, 10:45 a.m.Updated: Nov. 13, 2008, 11:04 a.m. View more Carolinas Prop. 8 Protest photos In a national show of frustration, anger, sadness and Pride combined, a spontaneous, national day of action has risen up out of the ashes of California’s Proposition 8 passage. As thousands of California LGBT and straight …

N.C., S.C. Prop. 8 Protest Locations

Originally published: Nov. 11, 2008, 11:40 a.m. Updated: Nov. 14, 2008, 9:30 a.m. – – – advertisement – – – Quick Read/Updates What: Part of a nationwide, spontaneous and grassroots organizing effort, protests against the passage of the anti-gay Proposition 8 in California, and other anti-gay ballot initiatives in other states, have been planned for …

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Clock ticks down to statewide LGBT conference

RALEIGH — The statewide LGBT advocacy group EqualityNC is celebrating the election results. Of the 58 candidates they endorsed in the 2008 election, 50 won their races. The group is also counting the time until the kickoff of their second annual, statewide Equality Conference and Gala next Saturday, Nov. 15. Last year the group managed …

Gay Carolina businessman on Charlie Rose

Gay North Carolina businessman Mitchell Gold will appeared on Charlie Rose’s nationally-syndicated talk show Thursday evening. Gold discussed his new book “CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America.” Several Carolinas leaders, including this writer, appear in the book, available at area Borders, Barnes & …

Ketner concedes in S.C. First District race

Originally published: Nov. 5, 2008 2:10 p.m.Updated: Nov. 5, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CHARLESTON — Democrat Linda Ketner has conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. House Rep. Henry Brown in the race for South Carolina’s First Congressional District. – – – advertisement – – – At mid-day Wednesday, only two of the five counties in the district …

Group celebrates endorsed candidates’ wins

RALEIGH — The statewide LGBT advocacy organization in North Carolina today announced that 50 of their 59 endorsed candidates won in the 2008 election, including all of the endorsed incumbents. EqualityNC endorsed candidates ranging from N.C. House and Senate races to judicial and executive candidates. – – – advertisement – – – Among those endorsed …