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Print Edition 2020-05-29 – QNotes

Tom of Finland Turns 100

Late Artist had Massive Impact on American Gay Male Community

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (TOF).

Job Losses Hit LGBTQ Community Hard

HRC Reports Disapportionate Unemployment Findings

According to a research brief released by the Human Rights Campaign and PSB Research, 30 percent of LGBTQ respondents had their work hours reduced [due to COVID-19], compared to 22 percent of the general population.

Mental Health Support

How Telehealth is Helping with Added Stressors During COVID-19

Caused by higher numbers in unemployment, reduced access to care and ongoing discrimination, the mental health and wellness of queer people is a growing casualty in the coronavirus pandemic.

To Vote is Power…If You Can Do It

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

Human rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung once said “Voting is not only our right, it is our power. When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other.”

Place to Call Home: Update

Seeking Shelter After Eviction

Previously, qnotes reported on a group of black transgender women at the center of the closure and eviction of residents at the Days Inn on Woodlawn Rd. in South Charlotte.

Legal Advocacy Center Expands Services for Community Members

Charlotte Lawyers Cut through Red Tape of Acquiring Public Assistance

In an effort to soften the blow from the continued COVID-19 aftermath within the community, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has extended its services to include a number of new resources aimed at helping those who have been adversely affected.

Oregon and Nebraska Continue with Primaries

Primary Watch: Pandemic Challenges Thwart Georgia and Kentucky Election Process

Despite a number of obstacles being presented in the wake of a global pandemic, the 2020 presidential primary elections are prevailing.

‘Feeling’ Good

An Interview with Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis is Country music royalty. The daughter of Country music legend Mel Tillis, Pam has had her own lengthy career as a singer/songwriter.

Pride: Will You Show Up?

Political Voices

It’s been over two months since we all became sequestered in our homes, both locally here in North Carolina and around the world. As we inch ever closer to the start of June, many LGBTQ people are beginning to wonder: what will Pride look like this year? And does it even matter?