Vincent Van Gogh’s Head Takes Flight in Ballantyne

Blumenthal Performing Arts has partnered with Lighthouse Immersive for the presentation of a 91-foot tall head of Vincent van Gogh hot air balloon, which launched Tuesday, December 7 in Charlotte to celebrate the success of the Immersive Vincent van Gogh Exhibit. The balloon crew arrived on scene at Ballantyne’s Backyard Park, located at 11611 North Community House…

Harris and Buttigieg Visit Charlotte

Vice president Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg paid a visit to the Queen City December 2, to talk about President Joe Biden’s recently passed $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure law. While White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has repeated the line time and again to reporters that current President Joe Biden plans to run again…

North Carolina Slapped with Lawsuit over Birth Certificate Discrimination for Transgender People

The State of North Carolina is being sued for an antiquated and discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone “sex reassignment surgery” in order for them to obtain an accurate birth certificate reflecting who they are.  “It’s dehumanizing and demoralizing being denied a birth certificate that reflects who I am,” says plaintiff Lillith Campos,…

Governor Cooper Appoints Gay Man as NCDHHS Deputy Secretary to Lead Department

Governor Roy Cooper announced November 30, that North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy K. Cohen will be stepping down from the agency after five years of service to the state.  Governor Cooper has appointed Kody Kinsley, current NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary for Health and lead for COVID operations, to succeed…

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