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Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Janice Covington Allison is making history as the first transgender candidate for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair, but the journey is not without roadblocks. Allison made waves in 2012 when she became the first transgender delegate to attend the Democratic National Convention. By announcing...

Democrats rally for Obama nomination at DNC 2012

Democrats rally for Obama nomination at DNC 2012

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer

September 14, 2012

The booze was flowing, the morale was hopping and the skies were raining in Charlotte, N.C.,  during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In the midst of the swanky parties and politicking amongst some 60,000 people at the convention, history was being made. Among the hundreds of delegates...

Walking the Plank: GLBT Rights

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer

September 5, 2012

The only openly gay state representative to serve North Carolina, Marcus Brandon, addressed the energetic crowd by invoking the words of the late Robert Kennedy, “or all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never d...