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Print Edition 2020-01-10 – QNotes

From Bayard Rustin to Blossom C. Brown

15 Black LGBTQ Activists and Advocates

In honor of both King and Rustin’s legacies, qnotes is highlighting the contributions of 15 black LGBTQ leaders who have made, or are still making, an indelible mark on our history.

It’s a New Year and Time for Resolutions

Community Members Share Their Passion, Commitments and Hopes

The world has ushered in both a new year and a new decade. With that in mind, community members reflect on what they plan to do with the clean slate.

NC NAACP to Make History at HKonJ

Organization Establishes Largest Contingency of LGBTQ People and Allies for People’s March and Rally

The HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) will host its largest assembly of LGBTQ people and allies from throughout the state and across the nation for its Feb. 8 People’s Assembly March and Rally in Raleigh. The theme is 1000 STRONG.

Renewing Democracy

QNotes Launches Special Report On Voter Mobilization

The qnotes project will examine how LGBTQ organizations, like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have mobilized the ever-important LGBTQ electorate through up to six months of in-depth reporting and community town hall events.

Come to Your Census and Vote!

2020 Call to Action

During the year that is unfolding, two key areas that can make a difference to the LGBTQ community and to the principles of democracy are simple: Vote and get counted.

Our People: Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

LGBTQ Rights Activist

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the founder and executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). She founded CSE in 2011 and has worked on LGBTQ rights campaigns since 2011.

Pride Journey: Columbus, Ohio

Queer Travelouge: Midwest City Has Lots to Offer

This was my fourth visit to Columbus, Ohio and every time I visit, I discover something new. What a lot of people don’t realize about this thriving mid-west city is that its LGBTQ community is one of the largest in the United States and growing every day.

How to Find a Good Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health: Tips to Streamline Search for Provider

Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, there are good and not-so-great counselors. The key is to find one that will help one solve their current mental health problems.