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61-Year-Old Man Uses Gay Dating App To Invite People To His BBQ And Winds Up Trending On Twitter
Several weeks ago, 61-year-old Chris Bowman of Apex, North Carolina, began inviting people to his fifth annual Fourth of July barbecue. He told BuzzFeed News that he puts on the event every year to “get all sorts of people across the board together to learn about each other.” As a recovering alcoholic, Chris also sees the event as a way “of giving back,” he added. But Chris didn’t send out any old...
July 14, 2018
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Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 20th anniversary
Asheville was a very different place in 1998: There was no Blue Ridge Pride and what LGBTQ community existed was not entirely out and loud, much less well-connected. Despite all that, the North Carolina Pride celebration was scheduled to happen in Asheville that year, so there was buzz in the city about LGBTQ visibility and an opening for a new gay men’s chorus to emerge.
June 14, 2018
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NC professor honored for healthcare research in transgender community
Scott Rhodes, professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine and member of the LGBT community, has been working to improve health of those in the Latinx and transgender community. His 15 years teaching at Wake Forest have focused specifically on HIV prevention and public health.
June 13, 2018
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Rainbow flags all around: Carrboro Pride Walk honors LGBT pioneer Joe Herzenberg
Carrboro has long been a leader in supporting LGBT rights. The town elected North Carolina’s first openly-gay mayor in 1995 and voted to create domestic-partner registry in 1994.  
June 08, 2018
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Mount Tabor grad works to help LGBT students
Jesse Wolfe has a passion for photography and video, and hopes to continue that passion in his post-high school studies.
June 03, 2018
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Gay Republicans push GOP toward 'big tent' positions
Changing the Republican Party's stance on gay issues is important to winning Millennials' votes, say some in North Carolina who want a "big tent" GOP.
May 25, 2018
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ICE grants marriage waiver for man to rejoin Fort Bragg husband
A Fort Bragg Army chaplain is fighting to bring home his husband who was deported after he unlawfully entered the country.
May 15, 2018
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Raleigh LGBTQ Pride Festival: Out Raleigh event celebrates gay community, inclusivity
Out! Raleigh fills Fayetteville Street with vendors and performers May 5, 2018. The pride celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is a fundraiser for the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
May 04, 2018
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Winston-Salem center provides safe place for LGBTQ community
North Star LGBTQ Community Center in Winston-Salem is a place where the community can come and just be. North Star opened in 2012 and for director Nyles Claire Suer, it's personal. North Star is a safe space for people like Jesse Wolfe, a senior at Mount Tabor High School. Here, they'll find resources and services; and just as important, fellowship.
April 27, 2018
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Crusader, Ally, Friend: Multi-faceted Mom Energizes the LGBT Community
If Jules (Julia) Latham drove a Volvo station wagon, she could pass for a soccer mom. But she’s not a soccer mom – nor does she wear any other label.
March 18, 2018
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Gay Former Football Player Finds Incredible Acceptance In The South
Harrison Wilkerson is now a cheerleader at NC State, which recruited him to play football.
January 22, 2018
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GOP leaders decry North Carolina governor's LGBT rights deal
North Carolina’s Republican leaders said Thursday that a federal court should reject a deal by the Democratic governor that would affirm the rights of transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.
October 20, 2017
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Transgender people will be able to use bathrooms matching their gender identity in North Carolina
A judge's sign-off is still needed to make the settlement effective
October 19, 2017
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GLBT Center: serving students for 10 years
In January, the GLBT Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary at NC State. Talk of the GLBT Center began in August 2007, and a grand opening was planned for January 2008. However, the center itself was not operating until that April — since then, it has seen a lot of growth.
October 04, 2017
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Films - from silly to serious - show LGBT diversity
The fourth annual OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest will screen 18 films, present 18 filmmakers, actors or documentary subjects and hold eight parties in venues throughout Winston-Salem
October 01, 2017
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Long-Term Care Can Often Mean Going Back into the Closet. Les Geller Wants That to End.
For many older LGBTQ people, entering long-term care can mean going back in the closet. That is, people who may have been out for decades often set aside central parts of their identities in fear of discrimination or stigma as they seek places to live in senior housing, assisted-living centers, or nursing homes, says Les Geller, who helped start the Raleigh affiliate of the New York-based org...
September 28, 2017
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LGBT elders often re-closet themselves in retirement. Now they are reaching out to each other.
Despite recent gains, LGBT elders often face time-worn prejudices in retirement facilities.
September 25, 2017
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Turning point for Pride in Durham? LGBT groups at odds.
This year’s decision not to reschedule Pride is “another example of the NC Pride Committee ignoring the needs of our diverse LGBTQ community,” says #LiberateNCpride.
September 14, 2017
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'Validated, valued, victorious:' Elon leads in LGBT-inclusion
Inside Elon University’s Moseley Center, there’s a rainbow office space making strides in LGBT-inclusion in the nation, state and Alamance County. Matthew Antonio Bosch has been the director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center at the university since it was founded in 2013. That first year, Elon was ranked 370th on Campus Pride’s Index of best LGBT-friendly campuses, with two o...
September 09, 2017
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ECU LGBT office to welcome new semester with annual social
The East Carolina University’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resource Office will host its annual Fall Welcome and Social for new and returning students.
September 07, 2017
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Charlotte’s largest annual parade is now the gay-themed Charlotte Pride
Charlotte’s annual pride parade has officially become the city’s largest annual parade, with 152 entrants and 4,500 marchers registered to show up Sunday afternoon in uptown
August 26, 2017
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Region’s LGBT youth find new ‘home’ Sunday with opening of Charlotte center
The region’s first permanent support center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths opens on Monroe Road Sunday in east Charlotte.
August 19, 2017
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NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival returns
One of the South’s largest film festivals returns for year 22 to award and display outstanding LGBTQ films
August 06, 2017
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Transgender women struggle for acceptance, employment within LGBT community
There is a problem in the LGBT rights movement. The problem is that even LGBT people discriminate against transgender women.
August 06, 2017
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