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LGBT news/opinion from Matt Comer, journalist, activist



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Open letter to UNC-Charlotte: No, not everyone on your campus loves anti-LGBT Chick-fil-A

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:54:04 +0000

To the staffers at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Auxilliary Services: I noticed with great surprise today your social media-esque text-over-photo meme in an announcement of Spring Break hours: Perhaps it was just an unknowing mistake. I’m willing to give you the great benefit of doubt. Perhaps you did not know that Chick-fil-A has been […](image)



Brown responds: Some things he ‘fully understands’ about anti-LGBT Uganda bill

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:56:14 +0000

Yesterday’s in-depth report on Charlotte-area anti-LGBT religious leader Dr. Michael L. Brown and his Monday radio show on anti-LGBT legislation in places like Uganda elicited a short response from the radio host and ministry school leader on Tuesday (emphasis added): …I noticed some tweets from one gay journalist who has constantly misrepresented my positions over […](image)


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Dr. Michael Brown defends anti-LGBT Uganda law: Nation has ‘very strong reasons’ for law

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:54:23 +0000

Update (Feb. 26, 2014): Brown responds briefly, continues sympathy for anti-LGBT criminalization in Uganda. Listen to the audio clip… For several years now, the global community has been debating proposed — and now signed and enacted — legislation in Uganda that places harsh criminal sanctions on LGBT people, including, in its current enacted form, up […](image)



On Wednesday, you can help answer the perennial question: What does Charlotte’s LGBT center actually do?

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:38:00 +0000

Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Tonight, several years since it last did so, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte will host a town hall for community members to share their ideas, thoughts, suggestions, feedback and concerns. The event, prompted in part by my several posts exploring the center’s operations and activities […](image)



‘I’m so sick and tired of hearing about slavery! That was 150 years ago!’

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:48:24 +0000

Inevitably, in conversations with friends, acquaintances or folks I meet here and there, when conversation turns to racism, someone will almost always say something along the lines of: “I’m so sick and tired of hearing about how black people were put in slavery. That was 150 years ago. They’ve had plenty of time to get […](image)



Who are the true ‘bully leaders’ in Charlotte’s LGBT community?

Sat, 16 Nov 2013 05:39:05 +0000

Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte [Update, Nov. 15, 2013, 6:55 p.m. — There has been a lot of frustration — on my part and those of others, built from years of frustrations with center leadership and their responses/actions. At times, this frustration has boiled over. I do not regret nor will I […](image)



Charlotte LGBT center announces it will hold town hall for community on Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:17:46 +0000

(Originally published: Nov. 13, 2013, 2:17 p.m.; Updated: Nov. 13, 2013, 5:13 p.m.) Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Chair Roberta Dunn has announced she will hold a community town hall on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the center, 2508 N. Davidson St. The chosen date […](image)



The community voices the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte willfully ignored in their public statement on Tuesday

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:40:08 +0000

UPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte On Tuesday, after more than a week’s worth of public discussion, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte issued a public response, via center board […](image)



Charlotte LGBT center issues misleading response, leaves several questions unanswered, but says it will host town hall meeting

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:39:06 +0000

UPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte After more than a week of commentary and suggestions, along with building community pressure, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte issued a public response today to several concerns, though many questions and concerns remain […](image)



Charlotte LGBT center finally releases bylaws, financial documents to public, but more questions still need answers

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:12:29 +0000

UPDATE: Center will host ‘open forum’ on Dec. 4, 7 p.m. More info… Archive: All coverage of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte Responding to continuing community pressure, The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte today created a new section on their website and has publicly posted the center’s bylaws, the group’s tax-exemption determination letter and the center’s […](image)