It was one year ago today — Oct. 13, 2014 — that dozens of anxious, happy couples lined up early on a drizzly Monday morning awaiting for the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office to open on the first full day of legal marriage for LGBT couples in Charlotte.
On Tuesday, voters will again head to the polls for the final match-up between incumbent Democratic Mayor Dan Clodfelter and candidate Jennifer Roberts.
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 growing Charlotte LGBTQ Community Archive now has a name — three of them. The collection of historical papers and materials received its official naming at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Thursday, with honors going to two longtime community leaders and a transgender youth leader who died earlier this year.
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.
As we near primary election day, it became increasingly important to hear directly from the community’s top two picks for mayor. My Q&As with Dan Clodfelter and Jennifer Roberts.
You might not think there’s any LGBT interest in boring city zoning regulations. But there is, and Charlotte’s zoning laws have in the past been detrimental to and discriminatory toward the LGBT community. It’s all part of a larger picture wherein local laws and ordinances — zoning, licensing, policing and more — have a direct effect on the lives of LGBT residents and business owners.
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.
The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) has defended their mayoral primary endorsement choice of incumbent Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, in a statement posted to their Facebook page late Wednesday evening.
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.
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.