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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Council members oppose — and mayor defends — gay pride proclamation

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Minutes after Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk finished reading a proclamation declaring Hendersonville's first gay pride day on Thursday night, dozens of LGBT supporters spilled out into the parking lot of the City Operations Center. The boisterous celebration that followed went on for a half hour as the council continued its regular meeting inside.   Read Story »

Tags: LGBTQ | gay rights | Hendersonville Pride Day

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Mayor proclaims first gay pride day

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The meeting room was full an hour before the start time for Thursday's City Council meeting, with supporters and opponents of a gay pride proclamation seated on either side of a center aisle like families and friends at a wedding — opponents on the right, supporters on the left. More than 200 people filled the room and speakers, including clergy members, activists and regular people, expressed their views for and against a proclamation declaring June 15 the city's first Hendersonville Pride Day.   Read Story »

Tags: LGBTQ | gay rights

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Gay pride proclamation expected to draw opposing crowds to council meeting

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

PFLAG to host transgender panel

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The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is co-sponsoring Cultivating Community Across the Gender Spectrum, a transgender panel discussion, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, in Pisgah Ballroom A at the Biltmore Park Hilton, 1 Town Square Blvd., Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.   Read Story »

Tags: LGBTQ | HB2 | gay rights

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady explains missed vote on HB2

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady is not ready to commit to upholding or opposing HB2, the state law that bars government from establishing or mandating transgender bathroom accommodation and makes other changes governing LGBT protections in North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: LGBTQ | HB2

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Crowd rallies against HB2

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LGBT organization to protest HB2 at Historic Courthouse

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The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will hold a rally protesting HB2 at 5 p.m. Friday at the Historic Courthouse.   Read Story »

Tags: LGBTQ | HB2 | gay rights

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

HB-2 delivers first public blow to local tourism

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HB2, the controversial North Carolina law that withholds state anti-discrimination protections from gay, lesbian and transgender people, has cost the Henderson County tourism economy its first publicly announced loss.   Read Story »

Tags: 2016 election | HB-2 | LGBTQ