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GLAAD today announced the addition of North Carolina based anti-gay activists Ron Baity, Patrick Wooden, Mark Creech and Tami Fitzgerald to its Commentator Accountability Project (CAP).
Despite efforts to drive a wedge between the African American community and the LGBT community, the North Carolina NAACP chapter has continued to educate the community about the harms of proposed Amendment One.
Yesterday, advocates in North Carolina launched the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, a campaign working to defeat a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. The ban, known as Amendment One, would not only deny same-sex couples marriage, but would strip all unmarried couples of many legal protections, such as those afforded by domestic partnerships and civil unions.
Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.
As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving to give thanks GLAAD asks you to remember those LGBT-supportive faith communities who are doing the work of justice in the world. This week the Raleigh News Observer brought us a story this week of Pullen Baptist Church. The church voted unanimously to discontinue performing legal weddings in the church building until all couples are able to have their marriages recognized by the state of North Carolina.
Voters across the country demonstrated their support for equality and the LGBT community Tuesday. Yesterday’s election saw a slew of victories for LGBT candidates and equality.
As celebrities, television stations and millions of people around the country went purple for Spirit Day yesterday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, North Carolina State University students, staff and faculty were rallying in protest of an incident of anti-LGBT vandalism at the school.
In spite of a recent act of vandalism, North Carolina State University's GLBT Center is coming together and taking a stance against bullying by participating in Spirit Day.
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue announced Friday that she would oppose a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples in the state.
Ebony, a monthly magazine that focuses on the African-American community, features the story of Iesha McConnell and Terry Treadwell, a couple raising three children together in North Carolina, in their October issue.