One local restaurant owner is taking a personal and professional stand against discrimination as Charlotte continues to debate a package of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances slated for a vote on Feb. 8.
Charlotte City Council is tentatively scheduled to reconsider a package of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances at a vote on Feb. 8, following a community forum on the measures planned by the Charlotte Community Relations Committee and Community Building Initiative.
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.
Commentary and a breakdown of Charlotte municipal primary results, including thoughts on the LGBT vote and efforts to pass an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance with a new City Council.
Live updates the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, as Charlotte reviews results from today’s municipal primary election. Up for grabs are the Democratic and Republican nominations for mayor, as well as Democratic nominations for several at-large seats and district races.
No one doubts it — this year’s municipal elections in Charlotte are tough. After much thought, I’ve finally come to a decision on who I’ll cast my ballot for in primary elections on Tuesday.
Mailers for the TurnOUT Charlotte! get-out-the-vote campaign began arriving in local voters’ mailboxes on Thursday.
Today begins early voting in Charlotte’s upcoming primary election. The LGBT vote turnout could be significant election changer.
This year’s failed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination effort was among the questions asked of voters in a Charlotte Observer poll — and the responses highlight and confirm the contention and division we saw over the effort earlier this year.
A mutual slate of endorsed Charlotte City Council candidates released by three local, state and national LGBT groups this week isn’t being accepted at face value by all LGBT residents or allies.
The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) has released their full primary election voter guide, including an endorsement for mayoral candidate and incumbent Dan Clodfelter and tips on the receptiveness of other candidates running for City Council.
I’ve seen questions surface on exactly how three local, state and national LGBT groups chose their mutual slate of endorsed at-large and district City Council candidates. Here are five facts drilling into how the choices, along with some analysis and commentary on my part.
Representatives of three LGBT advocacy groups announced their endorsements of City Council candidates at a press conference Wednesday morning, throwing their weight — and money — behind four at-large Democratic candidates and several candidates in contested district races.
Three LGBT advocacy groups will launch a new electoral campaign in Charlotte at a joint press conference on Wednesday morning. Leaders with the effort say they’re confident they’ll be able to turn out the support and votes to sway this year’s Charlotte City Council election — all in the aftermath of March’s failed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance vote.