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What Pride means to me

Editor's Note

I still remember my first Pride. I was 18 and a freshman in college. It was the fall of that school year and I traveled with my LGBT student group to the NC Pride Festival and Parade in Durham.

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County should keep, expand domestic partner benefits

Editor's Note

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are currently discussing whether to keep or rescind domestic partner benefits for same-gender couples. The discussions come now as a result of legal marriage equality in North Carolina and across the country.

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Taking stock of accomplishments and good news

Editor's Note

There’s been gnashing of teeth. Fingers pointed. Accusations made. Debate on what should or should not have happened when Charlotte City Council voted on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances has been a hot topic for the past few weeks, ever since the proposals’ rejection on March 2.

Six things we’ve learned six months after marriage

Editor's Note

We’ve learned a lot of meaningful lessons in the six months after LGBT couples in North Carolina began tying the legal knot. Chief among them — we’re still here. The Carolina blue sky hasn’t fallen. Chicken Little is absolutely safe and sound.