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North Carolina governor revokes LGBTI woman’s appointment due to GOP pressure

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper revoked an LGBTI woman’s appointment to a state commission on Wednesday (6 February) due to Republican pressure. From Gay Star News by Anya Crittenton According to the Charlotte Observer, all 29 state Senate Republicans wrote a letter to Cooper calling for the removal of LaWana Mayfield. Mayfield is a member of the Charlotte City […]

Amazon is saying ‘no gays, no way’ to states without LGBTQ protections, report says

By Craig Jarvis for Raleigh News & Observer The Washington Post reported Friday that Amazon has decided to limit its criteria for choosing a second headquarters to states that have laws in place to protect gay and transgender people. The Post attributed the decision to two unnamed sources. The Post also reported that Amazon representatives […]

Trans teen activist, former Homecoming king, dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Brockington, a young trans activist celebrated nationwide as the first out trans homecoming king in a North Carolina high school, is being mourned after committing suicide Monday night, reports North Carolina LGBT newspaper QNotes. Brockington, an 18-year-old student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, became homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago […]