Nominations sought

CHARLOTTE — Campus Pride has released its official call for the Voice Action National Leadership Award, an honorary recognition highlighting the extraordinary contributions of young adult leaders at colleges and universities across the United States. For the second year, the award is the only one nationally focused on the work of undergraduate college students who are creating positive change for LGBT and ally issues. Applications are due by Nov. 13.

The Campus Pride national recognition is in partnership with Ernst Young and OUTmedia. The award includes a free registration to attend the regional conference and the Voice Action Award itself. As a special bonus to the honorary recognition, educational partner, OUTmedia ( will offer a free artist or speaker of the recipient’s choice to bring to his/her campus the following year. Every dollar of support to OUTmedia strengthens Campus Pride’s sustainability. Both OUTmedia and Ernst Young representatives will serve on the selection committee.

Any current undergraduate student enrolled at an U.S. accredited institution and in good academic standing is eligible to apply for the award. Notification of award recipients will happen by Jan. 12, 2010.

For more details and to download the application, call 704-277-6710, email or visit

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STATEWIDE — We are compiling a list of LGBT and affirming religious organizations, churches, synagogues, etc., for an upcoming news story. Be sure to send us your information so we can include you. Email your information to

We’re everywhere!

STATEWIDE — According to a 2005 census data, same-sex couples live in every county in the state. Among these, a quarter of gay couples are raising children. Look out for the statistics from the 2010 census once they are made available. Equality NC expects the numbers to be more encompassing. This will enable ENC to continue its work to achieve civil equality for LGBT families and children. See the next issue for more information on a study on gay adoptive couples.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.