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Tuesday April 13th


UNC will look into Christian a capella group

The University will investigate whether or not the Christian a cappella group Psalm 100 violated UNC’s non-discrimination policy in dismissing senior Will Thomason, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said. On Sunday, members of Psalm 100 unanimously voted to remove Thomason, who is gay, for his views on homosexuality. He had been a member of the group since his freshman year.

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	Quinn Matney told police he was assaulted near Craige Residence Hall in an anti-gay hate crime.

Matney charged with filing false police report

Quinn Matney, the freshman found to have lied about being victim of a hate crime, was charged Friday with filing a false police report. Matney was served with the misdemeanor citation Friday after going to the Department of Public Safety voluntarily, said DPS spokesman Randy Young.

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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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"Don't ask, don't tell" survey results show little harm in ending policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Permitting gay people to serve openly in the U.S. armed forces has a low risk of harming military readiness, though it could cause “limited and isolated disruption” in some units, according to a major study by a Pentagon task force charged with examining the effect of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law.

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Danny DePuy, assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center, stands at its door.  She thinks there needs to be more education about cyber bullying effects.

Cyberbullying affects onlookers

UNC alumnus John Mundell was bombarded with anti-gay slurs every few minutes for more than two hours on his Twitter home page earlier this month. None were directed at Mundell, but they were there for him — and all others on the Internet — to see.

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LGBTQ Center Control Not Set

Provost Robert Shelton and Professor Pamela Conover met Monday to discuss Shelton's decision to place the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer resource center under the jurisdiction of the Division of Student Affairs.But some LGBTQ leaders have suggested that they will not support a center under student affairs.

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LGBTQ Groups Hope To Promote Awareness

Today kicks off National Coming Out Week, and UNC is doing its share to get involved.To celebrate the week, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer groups on campus have scheduled activities that will appeal to people who are gay and straight alike, hosting workshops, lectures and even an ice cream social.

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GPSF Voices Support for LGBTQ Aim

A motion to support the provost's office report on the climate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community at UNC passed Tuesday at the Graduate and Professional Student Federation meeting.GPSF President Branson Page said the motion was made because two of the GPSF Cabinet members are co-coordinators for LGBTQ issues.

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LGBTQ Center Open Soon, Needs Space

Almost a year after UNC administrators approved the conception of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer resource center, LGBTQ students will finally have a place to call home.Set to open sometime next week, the temporary center in Room 223 of the School of Social Work building will cater to the needs of the LGBTQ community.

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