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NC Pride 2011 Photo Blog

The annual North Carolina Pride Parade happened today as it has now for many, many years.  In addition to the celebration of the diverse community that Pride always represents, there was also a special urgency created by the recent passage of a bill to put the marriage discrimination amendment on the ballot this coming May.  This was a moment to both enjoy how far we've come, and organize for the challenges ahead.  It was great to see Orange County and UNC so well represented at Pride.



Voter Supression Bill

Think voter photo ID requirements are harmless? Take a closer look.

Do you have a parent in a rest home or a child in college? How about a friend who cannot drive? These citizens — along with tens of thousands of other North Carolinians — will find it difficult to vote under the rules of a proposed photo ID bill that addresses a problem that does not exist. Only you can stop this costly, unneeded legislation.


Lt. Choi in the Triangle AND the MarshallBomb Oct 8th

As the Technician recently reported, Lt. Dan Choi will be hosted by the Union Activities Board & GLBT Center for an on campus lecture and discussion of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

Who: Lt Dan Choi is a West Point graduate, decorated officer, Arabic Linguist, and was discharged under the DADT policy
When: Tuesday, October 12 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Stewart Theater - NCSU campus - Raleigh, NC
Admission:  Free

"I speak about the consequences of telling the truth under Don't Ask Don't Tell and of living a lie through my personal journey," Choi said.  "I let people know our belief system is against our integrity."

For more information, see the facebook event.

NC Pride 2010 - PhotoBlog

Just got back from NC Pride a few hours ago.  It was great fun.  Saw friends, organizations, groups, and elected officials from across the triangle.  Tons of Elaine Marshall signs around.  Lots of pro-equality churches, and animal welfare/adoption tents.  Here are some of my pictures of the grounds/tents/speeches and parade.  Enjoy!


Okay, so I tried loading like 50 some photos with the photo thingy & they don't seem to show up in the preview window at all, so here is a link to where I put them up on BlueNC. (if I can figure out what went wrong I'll try editing to upload some of them again)


The First Full Week of Early Voting Begings Today!

Early Voting has begun!  You can take a look at a sample ballot here and get your choices in order:  http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/SampleBallot.asp

Here is the OCDP voter guide if you want to read up on the candidates:  http://orangedems.com/ocdp-voters-guide

Remember there are only 2 early voting sites this time.  The Planetarium in Chapel Hill, and the Board of Elections site in Hillsborough.  Primary Election Day itself is May 4.
Voting site addresses and times for early voting here:  http://www.co.orange.nc.us/elect/onestop.asp

Have you voted yet?  And who are you supporting (if you feel inclined to share)?




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