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NC Democratic State Party Convention

Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 26th, 2006

To be held at the High Point Theatre and Exhibition Center in High Point, NC.

For more information see the NC Democratic Party website.

Below you will find the tentative agenda for June 23 – June 25:

(TENTATIVE AGENDA)

FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD
(All Friday events at the Radisson Hotel City Center, 135 S. Main St.)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Convention Registration
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Polling Presentation – State of the Nation
8:00 p.m. Hospitality Suites

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH
(Radisson Hotel City Center, 135 S. Main St.)
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Auxiliary Caucus Meetings
9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon DNC Activist Training (see website for details)

(High Point Theatre & Exhibition Centre, 220 E. Commerce Ave.)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Convention Registration
12:00 Noon to 5:30 p.m. State Convention

(Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St.)
7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sanford-Hunt Dinner (see website for details)

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH
(Radisson Hotel City Center, 135 S. Main St.)
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. State Executive Council

(High Point Theatre & Exhibition Centre, 220 E. Commerce Ave.)
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. State Executive Committee Meeting Registration
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. State Executive Committee Meeting

The June monthly meeting of the Triangle chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans will be held on June 13, 2006 at 7pm in the Lobby Conference Room of the Raleigh Office Building located at 5 W. Hargett Street in Raleigh, NC.

For more information please see http://triangle.logcabin.org

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Matt returns to Winston-Salem

On June 12th, 2006, Matt will return to Winston-Salem from Washington, DC’s Capital Pride 2006! (http://www.capitalpride.org)

Capital Pride
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Capital Pride 2006 Street Festival

Street Festival… vendors, booths, loads of fun. Today, June 11th, 2006! (http://www.capitalpride.org)

Capital Pride
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Capital Pride 2006 Parade

Capital Pride’s Parade takes place today, June 10th, 2006. Matt will be participating, YAY! (http://www.capitalpride.org)

Capital Pride
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Boone Pride

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Boone, NC

Visit http://www.boonepride.org/pride/ for more information.

Matt leaves on June 8th, 2006, to go to Washington, DC’s Capital Pride 2006 (http://www.capitalpride.org). Matt will be attending a few functions here and there, as well as spending time with some great LGBT and allied community leaders.

Capital Pride
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EqualityNC Legislative Reception

Legislative Reception with Legislative Allies from across the State!!!

June 6, 2006, 7pm – 8:30pm

617 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

TICKETS: $50 per person, with sponsorships still available

More info at: http://eqfed.org/equalitync/events/legreception/

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EqualityNC Lobby Day 2006

EqualityNCThe EqualityNC Lobby Day 2006

Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 9am – 3pm

General Assembly Bldg, Raleigh, NC

www.equalitync.com/lobbyday/

From the EqualityNC Website:Is helping to achieve LGBT equality worth one day off from work this year? We hope you can answer that question with a resounding YES.

The far right is once again pushing to amend our state constitution to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians. They want to make us permanent second class citizens. We need your help to stop them! Attend Equality NC Lobby Day 2006 this year on Tuesday, June 6th.

We’ll provide training on how to talk with elected officials and bring you up to speed on the key issues this session, then send you off for appointments with your legislators. A mid-day press conference and rally will get our message out to legislators and the state.

QCYNTQCYNT (“q-cent”), the Queer College Youth Network of the Triad, is proud to by a Supporting Partner of the EqualityNC Lobby Day. If you are a Triad QCYNT supporter, Triad college student or affiliated with a Triad college/university, please sign up to attend the Lobby Day with QCYNT at: http://eqfed.org/equalitync/events/lobbyday2006/details.tcl?

Make sure that you put “QCYNT” in the partner organization box!

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day

Blogging for LGBT FamiliesJune 1, 2006

This event for bloggers was started by a blogging lesbian mom by the name of Dana Rudolph (Mombian.net).

I’ll be participating and you should, too.

Here are the juicy details from Mombian.net:

What is Blogging for LGBT Families Day? Blogging for LGBT Families Day is a time for bloggers to write about LGBT family issues and collectively raise awareness of LGBT families, our diverse nature, and how current prejudices and laws negatively impact our lives and children. I aim to make people more comfortable interacting with LGBT families and discussing LGBT families with their own. I also hope the event will make people more informed voters, showing them how their decisions at the polls directly affect the families in their communities.

When is it? June 1, 2006. This date falls exactly between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As such, it honors mothers and fathers equally, but also conveys that not all families fit into the traditional structure of one mother and one father. June 1 is also the start of LGBT Pride Month.

Who can participate? Any blogger, LGBT or straight, who wishes to support the goal above. I expect participants to include LGBT parents and parents-to-be, children of LGBT parents, parents of LGBT children, straight parents, other LGBT individuals, and other straight allies.

Why should I participate? By participating, you help show the strength of those who support LGBT families and their rights. Your blog may also receive exposure to an audience it wouldn’t otherwise reach, since I hope to get coverage for this event in both LGBT and non-LGBT blogs and other media.