LGBTQ


8/16/2020 8:47pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A Bible sits on a rainbow pride flag.  Students are sharing their experiences of discrimination in campus ministry groups across campus anonymously on the new Instagram page “Call in Campus Ministry.”

'Trauma and ostracization': Students 'call in' Christian groups for discrimination

After Zach Ripberger shared his story of discrimination and homophobia on social media, dozens of other UNC students and graduates came forward to 'call in' campus ministry.  "It got to the point that every time I was doing something with Young Life, I would just look around and I knew that my full identity, my whole identity was not accepted or even affirmed in that space," Ripberger said. Ripberger said he hopes these calls do not detract people from their faith, but rather make faith communities more inclusive. 


7/13/2020 12:58am

Nina Scott, a graduate of Carrboro High School and an incoming UNC first-year, painted a mural on Sunday, July 12, 2020 honoring some of the Black women who have been killed.

Artists, activists commemorate Black Lives Matter movement with murals

“They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, so when you see something so beautiful, it just speaks to you,” Nina Scott, an artist involved in the project, said. “I think people really cherish things that are painted. There's something about working with your hands that really speaks to people, especially when it has a message to it.”


1/14/2020 8:43pm

Gray Ellis, of Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2019. Ellis is one of two candidates running for the North Carolins State Senate who openly identify as transgender. Ellis is a local business owner and lawyer practicing family law in Durham, N.C.  who is running on a platform of health care reform, education reform, and social welfare reform.

Post HB2, North Carolina may have its first transgender legislators

North Carolina has never had an openly transgender individual serve in the state legislature. In 2020, that could change.  Two openly transgender candidates are seeking seats in the N.C. Senate four years after the state passed House Bill 2, which could bring new perspectives and progressive change to the state.  “There’s a lot of voices not being heard in North Carolina,” Angela Bridgman of Wendell said. “Democracy is broken in North Carolina.” 


10/22/2019 12:13am

Hundreds of mourners came to the Three Winners vigil to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Chapel Hill shootings.

SCOTUS to rule on workplace LGBTQ+ discrimination, but where does North Carolina stand?

As the Supreme Court decides  whether federal law prohibits discrimination by employers based on sexual orientation or gender identity, this issue is left up to the states. North Carolina does not have laws protecting individuals from discrimination, but Chapel Hill and Carrboro both have policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 


10/8/2019 9:58pm

Devon Johnson, opinion editor. 

Column: LGBTQ+ people are resilient as hell

Any workplace would be lucky to have queer and trans staff members, and the Supreme Court should back this up by protecting our right to equal employment ⁠— regardless of who we are or who we love.


6/2/2019 11:19pm

Lydia Lavelle is the current mayor of Carrboro, who is running for reelection. Photo courtesy of the town of Carrboro.

Column: Colors of pride

"What exactly is symbolized by each color of the Pride flag, the visual representation of the LGBTQ+ community?"


4/3/2019 10:38pm

Senior Brennan Lewis sits in front of the Union on Friday, March 22, 2019. Brennan helped to found Queer NC when they were in high school, which is an organziation that hosts events and activities for LGBTQ youth.

Look back at the history of LGBTQ+ activism in North Carolina

From the 1950s to today's LGBTQ+ activism, the gay rights movement in North Carolina has been different, unique and well worth looking back on. Like many other rights movements, the one pertaining the LGBTQ+ community has shouldered the brunt of turmoil, conflict and victories. Sharing the history and experiences of peers encourages a reflection of the past, and an eye toward the future as the struggle for equality continues.