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Mecklenburg Democrats will face tough choice between John Autry and Billy Maddalon

Mecklenburg Democrats will face tough choice between John Autry and Billy Maddalon

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.

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Leaders want trans education, begin renewed push for Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance

Leaders want trans education, begin renewed push for Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance

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.

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I’m beginning to feel genuine concern for Republicans

I’m beginning to feel genuine concern for Republicans

The world must be a pretty scary place if Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Lord God King David Michael Rice are legitimate Republican choices for leadership.

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Election a mixed bag for gay North Carolina candidates

Election a mixed bag for gay North Carolina candidates

Tuesday’s election brought in successes and losses for North Carolina’s openly gay candidates, reducing the overall total of open elected leadership for the state’s LGBT residents.

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After election, new challenges and opportunities for Charlotte LGBT community

After election, new challenges and opportunities for Charlotte LGBT community

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.

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Three things I think about when I vote on election day

Three things I think about when I vote on election day

My vote on election day isn’t revolutionary; perhaps it was in 1788, but not anymore. I’m white and I’m male. I come from a land-owning family. I’m doing what people like me have been doing since the Revolution.

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Tuesday’s election will be decisive moment for Charlotte’s LGBT community

Tuesday’s election will be decisive moment for Charlotte’s LGBT community

For Charlotte’s LGBT residents, the results of Tuesday’s election will prove themselves a decisive, landmark moment in our community’s history. Plus: Election predictions

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Clodfelter v. Roberts: What you need to know for Tuesday’s mayoral run-off

Clodfelter v. Roberts: What you need to know for Tuesday’s mayoral run-off

On Tuesday, voters will again head to the polls for the final match-up between incumbent Democratic Mayor Dan Clodfelter and candidate Jennifer Roberts. The two were the top vote getters in the Sept. 15 primary. Roberts pulled in the most votes, but came shy of avoiding this second primary. (See my past coverage here.) Local […]

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Authenticity and loyalty guide my personal Charlotte primary choices this year

Authenticity and loyalty guide my personal Charlotte primary choices this year

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.

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Q&A: Dan Clodfelter and Jennifer Roberts talk LGBT issues, leadership

Q&A: Dan Clodfelter and Jennifer Roberts talk LGBT issues, leadership

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.

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Gay campaign ads arrive in Charlotte voters’ mailboxes

Gay campaign ads arrive in Charlotte voters’ mailboxes

Mailers for the TurnOUT Charlotte! get-out-the-vote campaign began arriving in local voters’ mailboxes on Thursday.

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Why the LGBT vote matters in Charlotte’s primary, by the numbers

Why the LGBT vote matters in Charlotte’s primary, by the numbers

Today begins early voting in Charlotte’s upcoming primary election. The LGBT vote turnout could be significant election changer.

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MeckPAC defends their mayoral endorsement of Dan Clodfelter

MeckPAC defends their mayoral endorsement of Dan Clodfelter

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.

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Roberts, Clodfelter share Equality NC endorsement

Roberts, Clodfelter share Equality NC endorsement

Equality North Carolina announced their Charlotte mayoral endorsements on Tuesday, giving their nod to both incumbent Mayor Dan Clodfelter and candidate Jennifer Roberts.

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David Howard campaign speaker voted against her own city’s LGBT rights measure in 2013

David Howard campaign speaker voted against her own city’s LGBT rights measure in 2013

A mayoral campaign event for David Howard will feature San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, who voted against her city’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinance and called the debate a “waste of time.”

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