Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


Brandon Gray, a NC House candidate, says he and his boyfriend were victims of a homophobic assault in a Greensboro Walmart. (Photo taken by Brandon Gray)
Openly Gay NC House Candidate: I Was Attacked With Homophobic Slurs at a Greensboro Walmart

NC House candidate Brandon Gray said he was shopping in a Greensboro Walmart when a woman shouted homophobic slurs and attempted to choke his boyfriend.

Image via Shutterstock.
NC LGBTQ Leader on Supreme Court Ruling: ‘I Was Nothing Short of Floored’

The leader of Equality NC says the US Supreme Court got it right in its workplace protection ruling, but there’s much work to be done still in NC.

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Why the Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Workplace Protections Is a ‘Watershed Moment’

Two of the US Supreme Court’s most conservative justices joined with liberals to rule that federal laws protect LGBTQ employees.

Image via Shutterstock.
Charlotte Pride ‘Tearing Down Bridges’ By Banning Police, Mecklenburg Sheriff Says

Charlotte Pride is “tearing down bridges” by banning police at Pride events in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Mecklenburg County's sheriff says.

Thomas Phillips and Caleb Parker kiss during their Feb. 29 wedding in Durham. Twelve United Methodist ministers risked discipline from the international church for participating in the same-sex wedding. (Photo by Tammy Jean Lamoureux of L'Amour Foto).
Methodists Banned Gay Marriage. But 12 of Their NC Pastors Defied the Church Together

One of the world's largest Christian denominations banned same-sex marriage. But a spring wedding in North Carolina defied the church.

Image via Shutterstock
U.S. Will Finally Let Gay Men Donate Blood Due to Shortage Caused By Coronavirus

The FDA's previous rules barred donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year.