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‘Wizard of Oz’ in the Queen City

118 years of friendship with Dorothy

“You have some queer friends, Dorothy,” says Polychrome in “The Road to Oz” (the 1909 sequel to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels).

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It’s the season for giving

Organizations share their holiday wish lists

It’s the season to be jolly, merry and gay. It’s also an important time of the year to support LGBTQ organizations who support the community in any way possible so that they can continue to offer the community vital services, solace and more.

Get set for holiday hosting

Tips for Making Entertaining Enjoyable for All

The holidays are quickly approaching and those who are hosting in-town and out-of-town guests are busy making preparations for tasty meals and enjoyable, entertaining time together. Keeping everyone happy and engaged is no small job.

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Buff Faye’s 2nd Annual Favorite Things

Dishing with Buff Faye

I know you were waiting for it. It’s my second annual Buff Faye’s Favorite Things, just in time for your Holiday shopping. Finding that special gift for your lover, or maybe even a special drag queen, is seldom easy.

Home for the Holidays

Spiritual Reflections: A Spiritual Survival Guide

Ahh… the winter holiday season is here. It’s time for parties, festive entertainments and gatherings with family.

Our People: Billy Maddalon

Business Owner, Community Leader, Husband, Father

Billy Maddalon, a prominent Charlotte business owner, community leader and, most importantly, husband and father, has devoted decades to his role as proprietor of the VanLandingham Estate and the Morehead Inn.

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Arcus opens social justice grant apps

Beyond the Carolinas

The Arcus Foundation published a Request for Concepts, the initial step in a streamlined process for organizations to apply for Arcus funding to support LGBTQ social justice work.

Chamber names gala awardees

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced this it will honor business leaders and professionals from the area at its “Shimmer, shine…success!” annual meeting and awards gala on Dec. 18.