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Baptist church protests Cooperative Fellowship hiring policy

Wake Forest Baptist no stranger to controversy

Members of Wake Forest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., gather during a social before their 2005 Magnolia Dinner on the campus of Wake Forest University. Photo Credit: Wake Forest Baptist Church WINSTON-SALEM — A progressive Baptist church once formally affiliated with Wake Forest University and kicked out of the Baptist Convention of North Carolina for …

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After confusion, MAP clears the air

Officials speak out after slight community confusion, release 2006 fiscal report

CHARLOTTE — Metrolina AIDS Project is not closing — although that’s what some LGBT Charlotteans heard in late July. The rumor sparked concerns about the future of HIV/AIDS care and advocacy in the Queen City. Not to worry, though, the scare turned out to be nothing more than a misreading of a letter written by …

N.C. gains more connections in Obama camp

Durham-based Mandy Carter becomes Obama Pride co-chair

A nationally respected and long-time activist based in Durham, N.C., has been selected as one of five national co-chairs for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama’s national LGBT leadership team, Obama Pride.

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Baptist church protests Cooperative Fellowship hiring policy

Wake Forest Baptist no stranger to gay controversy

A progressive Baptist church once formally affiliated with Wake Forest University and kicked out of the Baptist Convention of North Carolina for its LGBT-inclusive practices is now protesting the anti-gay policies of a moderate Baptist association.

Helms created our ‘Stonewall’

N.C. Senate Vote 90 was a defining moment for queer N.C.

At the 40th Anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C., in 1963: Matt Foreman, Mandy Carter and Coretta Scott King. Photo credit: Mandy Carter Mandy Carter leaps onto the comparison like a cat pouncing on a cricket. “Yes, I so agree,” she says excitedly. “That was a defining moment for the lesbian and gay community …

Year-by-year: Jesse Helms

Youth: 1921-1939 1921 — Helms is born in Monroe, N.C. 1938 — Helms graduates from high school and decides to attend Wingate Junior College. 1930 — He is forced to get a job sweeping at the local newspaper to help his family during the Great Depression. His exposure here has been credited with sparking his …

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Gay Charlestonians hear wedding bells in Golden State

Crosscountry chapel run

Originally published in the July 9 issue of The Charleston City Paper. When Bryan and Michael decided to leave California in 2005 and relocate to suburban Charleston, they didn’t realize they’d be heading back to the West Coast three years later to tie the knot. On June 14, the State of California began issuing marriage …

High school drama, new play debuts in August

Charlotte's Yellow Bird Theatre to produce LGBT-themed plays

CHARLOTTE — Yellow Bird Theatre, a new Charlotte theater company created with a focus on LGBT issues, will premiere its first production, “Play on Words,” on Aug. 8. Founded by Greensboro College sophomore Benjamin Brian McCarthy, who is also directing “Play on Words,” Yellow Bird is almost entirely student-run and managed. In the production, actors …

Military leaders: ‘Don’t Ask’ ban counterproductive

Former top brass call for repeal

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A new report from the University of California-Santa Barbara’s Michael D. Palm Center, led by a team of retired senior flag and general officers from the U.S. military, has concluded that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on openly gay service members is counterproductive and should end. The report marks the …

Malaysia: Reform leader arrested again

Global News Notes

Reform leader arrested again KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia — This Southeast Asian nation is experiencing heightened political divisions and tensions resulting from a gain in power by opposition forces seeking to wrest control from the ruling parties. This past Spring, Anwar Ibrahim led the opposition People’s Justice Party to a stunning electoral victory, breaking the National …