If you thought HB2 was the worst anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation in the country, you are wrong — HB186 is exponentially worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writer of anti-transgender “Drop the T” petition tells public not to “alter history to make you feel better,” but ends up doing exactly that.
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.
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is in jail for repeatedly disobeying a court order to do her job. In North Carolina, her actions are completely legal.
The onslaught of misinformation from the right is getting a boost from local outlets like WSOC — which I’ve come to dub We Stigmatize Oppressed Communities, based on their demonstrated, repeated insistence for inaccuracy and sensationalism — and, now, from Charlotte’s local Fox affiliate.
Charlotte news station WSOC must think that the lives of transgender people are good fodder for ratings. What else would explain their willingness to report on a transgender Concord doctor’s decision to affirm her gender?
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.
South Carolina isn’t going to let its last states’ rights hurrah go down without a fight. In sleepy downtown Columbia, as statues of segregationist Strom Thurmond and violent Red Shirter Ben Tillman look on, a showdown is blossoming between the Palmetto State’s anti-LGBT status quo and the federal government’s continued march toward full equality for LGBT couples.