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27201
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Musicians are organizing shows throughout North Carolina in an effort to repeal the discriminatory House Bill 2. A piece of musical theater called Manifest Pussy premiers at The Pinhook in Durham on June 17. The show’s story is based on its writer’s gender confirmation surgery and the personal history preceding her transition.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 24, June 2016, p22, por Periodical Website
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Matt Cozi is the general manager of Legends Nightclub Complex, a LGBTQ bar in Raleigh. Legends celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary on Friday with an all-night party. There will also be a moment of silence and vigil for the victims of the recent mass shooting at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida.
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On Sunday, the Raleigh-based Sigmon Law Firm filed an amicus brief in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case against North Carolina over House Bill 2. The brief, whose signatories include school administrators from across the country, recounts administrators’ experiences with transgender students and makes the case that North Carolina lawmakers' concerns aren't rooted in reality.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 26, June 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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Any nonprofit organization can rent out space in the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion. Next Wednesday, the liberal group Progress NC will host the Garden Party Against Hate inside Governor Pat McCrory’s house. The party is thrown in support of gender equality and will feature the Air Horn Orchestra.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 27, July 2016, p7, il Periodical Website
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Evelyn Martinez moved to North Carolina nine years ago as a teenage boy, leaving her parents behind in rural Oaxaca, Mexico, after attempting suicide. She and other transgender Latinos are part of the Durham non-profit El Centro Hispano to help bring light to a new Southern community that has been hidden from view.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 38, Sept 2016, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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After two years of fighting for the right to form a chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance at A.L. Stanback Middle School and only four meetings, the club has been eliminated. The principal Gloria Jones has instated a policy that does not allow non-academic clubs to meet during school hours. Jones claims this is district policy and an instructional decision, but several members of the community say no such district policy exists. Students in the club feel defeated and multiple faculty members have come under scrutiny by administration for their support of the club.
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All of Us NC has been awarded a Citizen Award by IndyWeek. The group is against the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state of NC. Since their formation, they have organized workshops and organized opposition groups. Part of their legacy will be the establishment of a system for advocating for progressive causes and their impact on queer people and their families in North Carolina.
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The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) from Arizona has threatened to sue the North Carolina Governor’s School program. In reaction, NC Governor’s school has canceled a course called the Human Sexuality Film series and has not renewed the contract of its openly gay teacher. Tanya Olson is now speaking out and questioning why ADF influences a NC school program and likely forced her firing. The legal impact ADF has had on gay-rights related programs and issues and the current situation with the class and its instructor in the NC Governor’s School are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 27, July 2008, p5-7 Periodical Website
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Pauli Murray, a Durham activist and lawyer, spent her life facing discrimination and relentlessly pursuing justice. She understood the need to connect issues of race with gender, and was an influential leader in the civil rights movement. A mural painting and national historic landmark designation honor Murray’s legacy.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Jan 2017, p29, il Periodical Website
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Sarah Shook and Erika Libero are local musicians setting out to increase inclusion of LGBTQ people and women in local spaces throughout the Triangle. In response to North Carolina’s House Bill Two, the duo printed rainbow-flag “Safe Space” stickers. Each sticker comes with a pledge that businesses and their employees understand the work of maintaining safe spaces.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 48, Dec 2016, p17, por Periodical Website
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This article takes a closer look at the mayor of Charlotte, during a time when the city is at odds with the state legislature over transgender civil rights issues. After the state passed a bill effectively nullifying civil protections given to the LGBTQ community by the municipal governments, Charlotte faces an economic backlash from business and entertainment boycotts, and travel bans from other states.
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In this interview, Allan Gurganus speaks about why he returned to his home state from New York, his activism in the gay rights movement of North Carolina in the mid-1990’s, and the continuing role he plays today in social and political activism. He further discusses the role of Trump in America, and how he hopes that his presence and voice can bring about change in North Carolina.
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North Carolina Literary Review (NoCar PS 266 N8 N66x), Vol. 27 Issue , 2018, p18-33, il, por, f Periodical Website
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In addition to convincing loved ones to accept him as a gay man, Ray Warren was convincing voters to not let his sexual orientation end their support. What made becoming the first Republican elected official to publicly declare homosexuality possible is chronicled in his life journey. It has contained challenges common to coming out, with overcoming the challenges also made his marriage to another man and embracing the Episcopal faith tradition possible.