5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 18

1. Days before the North Carolina Trans Pride festival, Derricka Banner, a black transwoman, is murdered in Charlotte. Banner is the 20th known transgender individual to be killed in the US this year, and the s...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 8

1. The Washington Blade looks into how Donald Trump could undermine LGBT rights as president. 2. Meet the Texas A&M professor who thinks an email from a student LGBT group is “a form of sexual harassment...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 23

1.The Charlotte, N.C., City Council voted 7-4 on Feb.22 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its anti-discrimination ordinance, a year after a similar measure failed. 2.Actor and playwright Aaron...
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Mayor Kasim Reed’s gay spokesperson elected as Georgia delegate to DNC

Reese McCranieReese McCranie, the openly gay spokesperson for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, was elected as a Georgia delegate to represent the state at the Democratic National Convention.

McCranie was chosen during the April 21 elections of DNC delegates and is one of three men representing District 5, the congressional district represented by U.S. Rep. John Lewis that includes Atlanta.

Others elected to represent District 5 are Andrea Boone, Terrinee Briggs, Emma Darnell, Moriama "Mo" Ivory, Justin Giboney and C.T. Martin.

The 2012 DNC will be in Charlotte, N.C., from Sept. 3-7

To read a blow-by-blow of the District 5 election process, check out Blog for Democracy's great write up.

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DADT pressure continues

North Carolina activists protest DADT in Washington

North Carolina group visits Washington to press for repeal of military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy