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.
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.
Mailers for the TurnOUT Charlotte! get-out-the-vote campaign began arriving in local voters’ mailboxes on Thursday.
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.
Equality North Carolina announced their Charlotte mayoral endorsements on Tuesday, giving their nod to both incumbent Mayor Dan Clodfelter and candidate Jennifer Roberts.
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.
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.
Despite the attention on WSOC, other local news stations deserve some credit. Where WSOC failed so miserably, other stations were able to excel. Plus: Helpful guides for media reporting on transgender people and issues.
Charlotte City Council’s debate on new LGBT-inclusive ordinance updates took a nasty turn on Monday evening after one local news station decided to take sides, misinform the public and perpetuate violent stereotypes against transgender people.
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