CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A local transgender, Democratic Party activist is alleging that a fellow LGBT leader in the party told her she should join a men’s auxiliary group instead of receiving full membership in a local party women’s caucus. A leader with the statewide LGBT party caucus is refuting the charges while other officials are refusing to comment on other issues raised by the incident.
Janice Covington, of Charlotte, said she joined the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County in April. On June 12, Covington attended her first meeting where she alleges that Concetta Caliendo, who serves as vice president of the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina, questioned her membership in the organization.
Caliendo is a longtime lesbian activist and Democratic Party supporter. In addition to her role at the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina, Caliendo is also first vice president and president-elect of Democratic Women of North Carolina. She also served on Charlotte’s Democratic National Convention Host Committee last year
Well I guess in contrast to North Carolina Delaware is light-years ahead on addressing individual rights.
So it appears the president-elect of the Democratic Women of North Caroline an apparent lesbian tells Janice Covington a transgender, join the men’s auxiliary group!
Perhaps the time is right to end all single sex groups within the political party and make the party unified! End the auxiliary groups!
Personally I think the president-elect of the Democratic Party of North Carolina be ask to vacate that post after due process is completed. It’s reported that there is a witness to what said supporting Janice Covington.