Up in Raleigh on our way to Baltimore. Leslie Jordan is going to be doing two shows here this weekend.
In an interview with The News and Observer, he summed up his experience touring 45 cities last year:
"We really loved Raleigh. We loved Charlotte. We loved Charleston. We hated everywhere else."
Here's a link to our Charleston preview.
This week's Savage Report takes a look at the Alliance for Full Acceptance billboard "Gay Rights are Civil Rights" now on I-26. The show has several AFFA members and active GLBT folks in the Charleston community, as well as NAACP chairwoman Dot Scott. There also should be a short segment on the Sanford scandal with this reporter.
According to the Savage Report blog, the show airs:
Heads up for your calendars: Charlotte Pride is on July 25. Events are already under way.
In other pride news, the Mr. Savannah Pride Pageant is Friday, July 24 at Club One. Savannah Pride is Aug. 8 at Forsyth Park.
Columbia's Pride is Sept. 12.
The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News did a terrific article a few weeks back on 2008 Congressional candidate Linda Ketner and the struggle one Christian voter faced over how to not only vote for a lesbian, but actually canvas the community in support of her campaign.
h/t to Linda's blog.
Manny's at 1680 Old Towne Road in West Ashley (near the Sam Rittenberg intersection) will be donating 10 percent of the pre-tax dinner bills from 6-10 p.m. on Tues., July 14, to the Alliance for Full Acceptance. AFFA is a locally-based education and advocacy group on gay issues.