Dr. Michael Brown defends anti-LGBT Uganda law: Nation has ‘very strong reasons’ for law

TweetUpdate (Feb. 26, 2014): Brown responds briefly, continues sympathy for anti-LGBT criminalization in Uganda. Listen to the audio clip… For several years now, the global community has been debating proposed — and now signed and enacted — legislation in Uganda that places harsh criminal sanctions on LGBT people, including, in its current enacted form, up to life imprisonment for LGBT people and up to seven or more years imprisonment for... Read More

On Wednesday, you can help answer the perennial question: What does Charlotte’s LGBT center actually do?

TweetArchive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Tonight, several years since it last did so, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte will host a town hall for community members to share their ideas, thoughts, suggestions, feedback and concerns. The event, prompted in part by my several posts exploring the center’s operations and activities last month, will be held tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the LGBT Community... Read More

Charlotte LGBT center announces it will hold town hall for community on Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

Tweet(Originally published: Nov. 13, 2013, 2:17 p.m.; Updated: Nov. 13, 2013, 5:13 p.m.) Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Chair Roberta Dunn has announced she will hold a community town hall on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the center, 2508 N. Davidson St. The chosen date is one week after Dunn’s initial suggestion of Nov. 27, which would have occurred on the Wednesday before... Read More

The community voices the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte willfully ignored in their public statement on Tuesday

TweetUPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte LGBT Charlotte Center Chair Roberta Dunn says constructive criticism constitutes an "attack" on center volunteers and board members. Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte On Tuesday, after more than a week’s worth of public discussion, the LGBT Community... Read More

Charlotte LGBT center issues misleading response, leaves several questions unanswered, but says it will host town hall meeting

TweetUPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte After more than a week of commentary and suggestions, along with building community pressure, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte issued a public response today to several concerns, though many questions and concerns remain unanswered or unaddressed. Additionally, the center announced that it... Read More

Charlotte’s LGBT center: Irresponsible spending, irresponsible non-profit governance

TweetUPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Rent or resources? That’s the question I asked in a post about the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte last week, in which I argued the center would be much better off spending less money on occupancy expenses and more money on programming, projects and services benefiting the community. In... Read More

Charlotte straight club Butter NC’s ‘Repeal Amendment One Party’ raises concerns among LGBT community members

TweetA party by a straight nightclub in Charlotte billed as a “Repeal Amendment One Party” by promoters was met this week with raised eyebrows by some members of the city’s LGBT community. A flyer posted on Facebook promoting the 'Repeal Amendment One Party' with its original name of 'aMENdment.' Click to enlarge. The event, originally called “aMENdment” and renamed “Repeal Amendment One Party,”... Read More

Undercurrent: ‘Great State of Meck’ complex doesn’t have to divide Tar Heel queers

Tweet All my conversation on Friday and this morning regarding Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield’s insistence that “Charlotte City Council has never taken a stance on anything that comes out of Raleigh,” has glossed over one small, but glaring undercurrent of discontent. Any longtime North Carolinian is aware of the historic, regional divide between East and West in this state. In modern times, that divide has increasingly... Read More

Get non-violence training before NYC rally this Saturday!

TweetJoin The Impact NYC Rally As you may have heard, a grassroots movement called Join The Impact has sprung up in the days since the election to organize rallies in every state in the union on Saturday November 15 for the cause of LGBT equality. A gathering in New York City is scheduled for 1:30 PM at City Hall. While this is not a SFNYC organized event, I will be there and I hope to see you there as well! We recognize that marriage is not a city... Read More

NC State LGBT center opens, campus bigotry continues

TweetIn the fall of 2006, I followed closely the debate over a proposed LGBT student center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. The sheer amount of bigotry, prejudice and ignorance exposed during that time was astonishing. The university’s campus paper, The Technician, reports that the LGBT center has now had its official opening. Now, almost a year and a half after the proposal for the center first surfaced, the rabid-like nature of anti-gay... Read More

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