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A Rainbow Tsunami

New Year Starts with Record-Breaking LGBTQ Political Representation

As the new Congress convened this week, a historic number of LGBTQ people will make up the U.S. House. Nine openly LGBTQ candidates were elected this past November, seven of whom were incumbents.

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Hope Rings Out Through Community Resolutions

Thoughts on 2021 and Going Forward

If the new year is anything to us all, it’s the opportunity for a reset from the year prior and to allow us to see how we would like to see our lives going forward. … Amidst all of this, community leaders and members across the Carolinas have begun to chart a new course for 2021. Here are some of those voices who have shared their resolutions for a brighter, better year ahead.

Our People: Gwendolyn Ashley Richards

Entrepreneur, Videographer, Photographer

Originally from Harlem, N.Y., Gwendolyn Ashley Richards, 28, is an ambitious young person in the LGBTQ community. She has a number of creative talents and has a professional background in photography and videography.

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Werner is a Winner

A New Interview with Singer/Songwriter Susan Werner

Whether you know it or not, singer/songwriter Susan Werner is a national treasure. Born, raised and educated in the heartland, she firmly established herself as a performing musician while living in Philadelphia in the 1990s before embarking for Chicago in the early 2000s.

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Highlighting Numismatics and Diversity

Republicans are still up to those same tricks they pulled during the Great Depression. As a diversity consultant and numismatist (a collector of money), I am now finding some interesting connections between our nation’s money and our diversity as a nation.

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For the Love of the Lord

Spiritual Reflections

Johnny lived a full, generous and adventuresome life. He was widely known and deeply loved. When he died recently, hundreds of people would say they lost their very best friend — because that’s how seriously and authentically Johnny took friendship.

Five Recommendations for Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue

Mental Health

Flattening the mental health curve is another challenge brought about by the coronavirus — this time, through a phenomenon called pandemic fatigue. This is the kind of fatigue that comes from the stress of social distancing, wearing a mask, constant caution and missing out on so many activities we’re used to participating in.

‘TMI: My Life in Scandal’

Out in Print

You grow, get a few experiences under your belt, and things might look a bit different. You can have a change of heart then, and pivot your life in a different direction. You can take do-overs and take-backs, but carefully. And as in the new book “TMI” by Perez Hilton (with Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson), you can ask for forgiveness, too.

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