The threat of transgender women as predators exists only in the imagination of bigots. Supporters of the measures have been unable to point to a single case that justifies the need to legislate where people should be allowed to use the toilet. North Carolina is the first state to pass such a provision.
The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.
Conservative lawmakers always want to punish someone. They see legislating as a way to crack down on those they do not like which usually includes anyone who does not look like them, practice their religion, sexual orientation or politics.
The North Carolina law not only codifies discrimination into law, it teaches and validates hate.
All children, regardless of geography or circumstance, should have equal opportunity to get the best education possible -- and a critical part of that is having the tools and resources that enable learning.
Louis Sullivan, father of the American skyscraper, posed the definitive question about that new architectural form back in 1896: "What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building?" he asked in an essay titled "The Tall Building Artfully Considered."
In games of spin, it's the arenas of politics, business and entertainment that thrive on plays of influence. Less so in sports where laws of physics trump rules of rhetoric.
By refusing to lower its Confederate flag in front of the state capital to half-mast, South Carolina is raising its middle finger to America. It's ...
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
Kathy Reichs latest Temperance Brennan novel is a book with fifty shades of gray. No, she has not decided to delve into the wondrous world of erotica.
Although my mental prep seemed poised for victory, I wasn't prepared physically. My NYC diet of all-you-can-eat half-priced sushi and French toast has kept me in a shape, probably best described as an sagging water-balloon.
Adjusting for regional pricing differences, women in Winston-Salem spend more per capita on clothing, shoes, dry cleaning, alternations, jewelry, watches, and closet and storage products than women in any other major metro area.
Transgender rights advocate Andraya Williams, 22, does her first full-length, sit-down interview with me on my web series Pillow Talk with Joanne on ...
A few weeks ago, I decided to write an article about a city I'd recently lived in and call it "the weirdest." In just my third week on the job, I'd pi...
Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon resigned on Wednesday after being indicted and arrested for bribery and corruption charges. The weirdest thi...
What happens when an organization such as the Boy Scouts of America allows inclusion? Well, you get Christian extremists such as Dr. Michael Brown calling for gays to keep their sexuality in the closet, because because we gays threaten the heteronormative culture that Dr. Brown and his followers live in.