LGBT

Local News
8:40 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Mecklenburg County Issues First Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley got married outside the Register of Deed's office on Monday morning.
Tasnim Shamma

The Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds issued its first marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday morning. About a dozen couples lined up before the office opened at 8 o'clock. This comes after a federal judge in Asheville ruled on Friday the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.


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Charlotte Observer
10:06 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Levine Museum Makes History With LGBT Exhibit

Barbara Lau, foreground, curator of the Pauli Murray exhibit, along with Rebekah Miel, designer of the Pauli Murray exhibit, arrange placards that date the life of Pauli Murray, a North Carolina gay activist who was the nation’s first female African-American Episcopal priest. Levine Museum of the New South’s staff and exhibitors are preparing items for the “LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality” exhibit that opens to the public July 25.
Credit T. Ortega Gains / Charlotte Observer

The Levine Museum of the New South is unveiling a historical exhibit Friday that is in itself historic.

Called “LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality,” the show is a combination of exhibits that tell the history of Charlotte’s gay and transgender community, including the largely forgotten stories of average Charlotteans who made that history happen. The show then puts their stories in context of the national gay civil rights movement.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Reaches Out To Rural LGBT Community

U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The federal government launches a campaign Friday to reach out to a specific group of America’s rural poor: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The Rural Pride summit series will travel across the country this summer, and its first stop is in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

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History
9:08 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Archiving Charlotte LGBT Community's History

UNC Charlotte assistant director for sexual and gender diversity, Joshua Burford, has collected 50 boxes worth of materials from the local LGBT community since April 2013. Items from the collection will be on display at the Levine Museum this summer.
Tasnim Shamma

The Levine Museum for the New South will focus on Charlotte’s LGBT history in an exhibit that opens this summer. Some of that history is being archived at UNC Charlotte.


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Business
4:48 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Charlotte's Business Guild Changes Strategy To Serve LGBT Members

Credit Courtesy of the Charlotte Business Guild

The Charlotte Business Guild has always been a network for LGBT businesses owners and supporters since its start more than 20 years ago. Now, the group is looking to become affiliated with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The move signifies a shift in strategy for the organization. 


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