Charlotte has seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights as community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.
North Carolina’s May 6 Democratic primaries will decide the fate of an openly gay candidate vying to represent a portion of the Queen City and Mecklenburg County in Raleigh.
Every year the Lambda Literary Foundation receives nominations from across the country for exceptional writers in a variety of categories. These hopefuls bring their own perspective and experience to their works and do so for the love of the art.
When Cameron Joyce was a senior in high school, a school administrator came to his classroom to read a newly adopted policy. Any student at the private, Christian school near the Triad who was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender would no longer be allowed at the school.
It’s well before Sunday brunch when I call legendary drag queen Lady Bunny. Although I’m still in my pajamas and she hasn’t brushed her teeth yet, she sounds ready for bottomless mimosas when she greets me on the phone with an exaggerated “Hellooooo!” and infectious giggle.
After an almost 20 year absence from recording original material, and a history of substance abuse played out in the public arena, you might think that This Is What I Do (Kobalt), gay singer/songwriter Boy George’s return to recorded music might sound like, say, Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English. But, you’d be wrong
For the second year in a row, qnotes is profiling a handful of LGBT and ally young professionals who are making a difference in their community. Our featured profiles this year include entrepreneurs, financial career professionals, local non-profit staffers and more — each are working at their businesses and in volunteer community involvement to make life better for LGBT people.
In 1983, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) began with just a handful of LGBT travel agents and hotel owners. Their goal then was to provide community members with information about friendly and affirming travel destinations and options. A testament to their work is the dramatic increase they’ve seen in LGBT-friendly travel across the globe.
Hot weather is not required to soak up all the rich goodness of the Outer Banks. You’ll find timely activities to match any season, plus all the fun, fine food and festivities visitors want to complement an off-season getaway.
US Airways is launching several direct flights between Charlotte and several international cities ranking high on a list of destinations popular with LGBT travelers. The cities include Manchester in England, Brussels, Barcelona in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal.
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is planning on bringing the Pulitzer Prize- and two-time Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America” back to Charlotte. The performances are scheduled for May, including both parts of the epic saga documenting the HIV/AIDS Crisis of the 1980s.
LaToya Hankins is Carolina through and through. Born in Southport, in Brunswick County, she grew up in Raleigh, attended East Carolina University and moved to Gastonia in 1993 and Charlotte in 1998.
Theatre companies from across the Carolinas are gearing up with a diverse selection of plays and performances.
Sitting in an east Charlotte barber shop, I realized I’d come at the completely wrong time. Six gentleman — all at least 60, white hair and all — were patiently waiting their turn before me. I sat back and perused Facebook and the news on my iPhone. They, of course, were reading newspapers. A sign of the times, perhaps.
The Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. As the Carolinas’ movers and shakers file into the Charlotte Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a night full of entertainment. For two award winners, though, it will be a night to honor their work in the LGBT community.
As LGBT people, our journeys toward self-acceptance of our sexuality and gender make us unique. But, we often lose sight of how else we are unique. Our personhood is not limited to our heart and mind; our body, too, is an integral part of who we are.