Former Raleigh LGBT Center ED Let Go Amidst Finance Questions

In April 2019 the LGBT Center of Raleigh announced that Lindsey Lughes would be joining the center as their new executive director. The organization confirmed they were excited with her background and intrigued by what she could potentially bring to the table.  It was clear all of that changed approximately two years later, when Lughes…

The New Year Is Finally Here

The new year is finally here. We are headed into the third year of a devastating pandemic in a nation that seems more divided than ever. Continuing our work towards a thriving, liberated North Carolina with a powerful LGBTQ+ community united in service of racial and social justice remains our top priority. We’ve made progress,…

Out American Idol singer Clay Aiken announces second bid for Congress

Out singer and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced he will run for Congress again. It will be the second time the North Carolina native has sought a seat in the House of Representatives. The Durham-area district will not have an incumbent legislator in the race. Whoever wins the primary is expected to…

Two NC cities are Among the Top Ten Hottest US Housing Markets in 2022

Two North Carolina cities found themselves – again – ranked in the top 10 hottest United States real estate markets for 2022. Zillow has ranked Raleigh third and Charlotte fifth out of the 50 largest U.S. metros, as some of the faster-growing markets of 2021, Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, were expected to slow somewhat this…

Year in review: Five stories charting challenges and progress for NC’s LGBTQ community

Last December, a three-year state ban blocking new, local non-discrimination ordinances expired. The ban was a legacy of the brutal fight over House Bill 2, the controversial law that excluded lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from statewide nondiscrimination protections. Though a 2017 law (House Bill 142) partially repealed HB 2, it locked in place a…

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