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Posted inArts & Culture

Charlotte’s Mint Museum celebrates 85th anniversary

October 22 marks the 85th anniversary of The Mint Museum. A weekend celebration is planned October 22-24 to commemorate the opening of North Carolina’s first art museum.  Various festivities, presented by the bank Chase, kick off at 5pm and continue through 9pm at Mint Museum Randolph. Events include the opening of the newest Interventions installation by Iocal artist […]

Posted inEducation

LGBTQ History Month: Jerry Herman

Award-Winning Composer  b. July 10, 1931d. December 26, 2019 “Writing for me is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.” Gerald “Jerry” Herman was an openly gay Broadway composer and lyricist best known for the smash musicals “Hello, Dolly!,” “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles.” Herman was born in New York City and grew up in […]

Posted inNews

US Senate Candidate Walker backs Lt. Governor Robinson’s LGBTQ “filth” comments

Former U.S. Rep and current U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker showed support for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s controversial characterization of LGBTQ people as “filth” that shouldn’t be discussed in public schools. In a Monday social media post, Walker said he agreed with Robinson and supported his Saturday video message wherein he alleged sexually explicit LGBTQ-centric books are “in […]

Posted inEducation

LGBTQ History Month: LZ Granderson

Journalist & Commentator b. March 11, 1972 “This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that are already written by [our Founding Fathers].” Elzie Lee “LZ” Granderson is a groundbreaking, openly gay American sportswriter and commentator. His work for major news outlets such as CNN, ESPN and ABC News has increased […]