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Thursday October 28th

Elevate: Amplifying voices in our community

Elevate is here to do exactly what it says — to give a platform to those whose voices are often silenced. This is a page to celebrate and uplift the underrepresented communities that make up Chapel Hill, who contribute to our culture and daily lives in ways that are often not reported. Elevate adds depth to stories across campus, the town and Orange County.


The page is in part put together and reported by members of the Sharif Durhams Leadership Program, a talent and leadership development course for DTH students from underrepresented groups. Elevate accepts pitches throughout the year for op-eds and letters from members of different groups in our community. Please send submissions to elevate@dailytarheel.com.



Gay UNC student attacked, burned in hate crime

UNC freshman Quinn Matney was walking on South Campus last week when a nearby man came up, grabbed him by the wrist and burned him with an unknown object. Matney, who faces third- and fourth-degree burns, reported the incident to campus police, who have classified the incident as a hate crime.

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UNC hosts Elder in Residence Ada Deer

Growing up in Wisconsin as a member of the Menominee tribe, Ada Deer had a love of the world around her. Upon reaching adulthood, that love pushed Deer to push for her people as the first Native American to run for statewide office and first Native American to win a partisan political primary for federal office.

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	Shawna Viagro performs in the Tranny Roadshow at the University of Oregon. The Tranny Roadshow is a variety show featuring transgender people. The Tranny Roadshow will be at Nightlight in Carrboro tonight.

Variety show features transgender individuals

Even at a young age, Jamez Terry realized something didn’t feel right about being a girl. Terry decided to change sexes at 19 years old, and today openly identifies as transgender — someone who does not identify with their gender assigned at birth. He’s the founder of the Tranny Roadshow, a variety show featuring transgender individuals.

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UNC to examine salaries of minority and female faculty

Following up on a study conducted in 2002 under former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Shelton, the University will examine potential salary disparities among women and minority faculty members at UNC. The study will examine and look for any differences or outliers in the salary of minority and female professors who have a similar position and length of experience as their white or male peers.

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Protesters rally outside Kay Hagan’s office in Raleigh to protest the Dream Act and the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in the U.S. Military.

Rally opposes military ban on gays

Holding signs and chanting, “let us serve,” a group gathered in Raleigh on Thursday night to protest discrimination in the armed forces. The rally was part of a national campaign calling for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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LGBTQ vigil honors teens who committed suicide

More than 200 people gathered in the Pit on Thursday for a candle-lit vigil to honor the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens who recently committed suicide. Attendees embraced and comforted one another as the names and circumstances of the victims were read aloud.

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