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.
My first meeting at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee also happened to be an important meeting with critical updates on recent immigration issues in Charlotte.
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.
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 federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “magistrate recusal” law on same-gender marriages has been filed in federal court. The challenge seeks to overturn Senate Bill 2, the law passed this year which opponents say violates the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection and Due Process clauses.
Nearly 30 anti-LGBT North Carolina religious leaders, activists and pastors have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, including high-profile activists Flip Benham, Michael Brown and Ron Baity.
PressPassQ, the LGBT news-media’s trade newsletter, published a short story on my departure from QNotes on Sunday. My original full statement to the newsletter is published here.
A Ku Klux Klan group distributing fliers in Jacksonville, Fla., neighborhoods — as that city continues to debate an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance — has ties to North Carolina.
New hate crime statistics released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation show a slight decrease in the proportion of anti-LGB hate crimes in Charlotte and North Carolina.
An alleged assault of a transgender patron at a nightclub in Greensboro last weekend has prompted community conversation and action, and proves the need for public accommodations protections for members of the LGBT community.
LGBT community groups in Charlotte and North Carolina are renewing their lobbying and education efforts on a package of local non-discrimination ordinances voted down by City Council in the spring.
One academic has given us much more to chew on, taking a brief historical overview of how conservatives have used bathroom politics to attack minorities for nearly a century.