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Bishop rebukes vicar for wedding

Global News Notes

Bishop rebukes vicar for wedding LONDON, England — Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, has strongly renounced the validity of the same-sex wedding between two priests conducted by the vicar of Saint-Bartholomew-the-Great, Rev. Martin Dudley (pictured). The Bishop has declared that the ceremony carried out by Dudley is illegal under current codes within …

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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 …

Irmo GSA stays put, with restrictions

IRMO, S.C. — The Gay/Straight Alliance at Irmo High School will be able to stay alive after the Lexington-Richland School District 5 board voted Monday to allow extra-curricular, student-initiated clubs. The clubs, including the GSA and such groups as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be considered non-school sponsored and will have new restrictions, including …

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Benefit cabaret slated for June 29

CHARLOTTE – The Hewitt Associates Pride Alliance employee group will present a cabaret show to benefit the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), an HIV/AIDS service organization, on June 29. To be held at Petra’s Piano Bar, the “A Stronger Voice” cabaret show will feature live music, give-aways, door prizes and more. – – – advertisement …

Gay millionaire tax objector might face jail

N.C. native Charles Merrill's IRS trial set for November

Millionaire Charles Merrill could face years in prison for his civil protest of what he calls unequal, anti-gay U.S. tax law NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — An openly bisexual millionaire, related to the Merrill Lynch and Johnson & Johnson families, might be facing jail time for his decision to protest gay inequalities in the U.S. …

Triad church to host safe schools panel talk

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem Unitarian-Universalist congregation and its LGBT group Interweave will host a potluck and panel discussion on safe schools, LGBT youth and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System on Friday, June 20. The event will take place at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Rd. The potluck and social begins at 6:30 …

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MCC to host Human Rights weekend

Community advocate Tonda Taylor to be honored

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A local Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the local chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting a weekend long series of educational, entertainment, and spiritual events to highlight local, national and international human rights issues. Billed as the first annual Charlotte Human Rights Weekend, the event will take place at New Life …

Marriage gains are a two-edged sword

Carolinas LGBTs could face backlash from California ruling

In 1970, two gay students at the University of Minnesota attempted to obtain a marriage license. When they were denied, they took their case to the state’s court system. When the suit reached Minnesota’s Supreme Court, the students lost. Forty years later, the push for basic marriage rights for same-sex couples has eclipsed employment non-discrimination, …

Male rape victim shares his story, Part Two

Part Two: Alleged victim's dealings with assistance agencies

HICKORY, N.C. — The first half of this two-part series, published in the May 31 issue of Q-Notes, began with some eye-opening statistics. To recap: The U.S. Justice Department reports that one in every 10 rape victims is male. A national study found that three percent of American men (2.78 million) have been the victim …

British victim decries gay bashing

Global News Notes

British victim decries gay bashing LONDON, England — Police are investigating the anti-gay beating of a man who was attacked by three teenagers as he was walking home alone at night. The attackers, thought to be minors in their late teens, repeatedly kicked and punched Stephen Scott while shouting insults. Scott received treatment at a …