I wrote this letter on the Extraordinary Event Ordinance and sent it to the Charlotte City Council and Mayor Jennifer Roberts today. I am republishing it here now for the sake of continued public discourse on this important topic.
“Young people” are being blamed for the “When We Rise” ratings dip. I doubt it’s true, but here are some responses to that ridiculous unproven claim anyway.
If you thought HB2 was the worst anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation in the country, you are wrong — HB186 is exponentially worse.
Two candidates in the same party. Both respected. Both viable and ready to take office. Both with deep ties to their communities. Both with mutual friends, allies and supporters. Local voters will face a tough choice between John Autry and Billy Maddalon.
A new HIV prevention ad is taking a realistic outreach effort to PrEP, anonymous hook-ups and the “party” culture: “When straight guys have a lot of sex, they’re called studs. But when gay guys have a lot of sex, they’re called sluts.”
Over the past year or two it seems to me there have been more conversations on HIV/AIDS and its treatment and prevention than I’ve probably ever seen in my entire time as an LGBT advocate, writer and community member.
On Saturday, and seemingly out of nowhere, McCrory unleashed a transphobic political attack, aimed squarely at Cooper and using the lives of our transgender siblings to do the dirty work of riling his rabidly anti-LGBT GOP base.
Tuesday’s election results offer us a unique context now for tackling the challenges and opportunities Charlotte’s LGBT community will face in the weeks, months and years to come.
For Charlotte’s LGBT residents, the results of Tuesday’s election will prove themselves a decisive, landmark moment in our community’s history. Plus: Election predictions
Looking back on my experiences as a child and teen, there are five important things about being gay, having sex with other guys and other sexual health lessons that I should have been taught in sex ed classes.
The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a slight — but highly significant — change to state sexuality education curriculum yesterday.