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QNotes Launches the Carolinas LGBTQ Journalism Fund to Support Local Writers

In December, qnotes announced $130,000 in funding from the Google GNI North American Innovation Challenge. “We realize that it is time for our publication to evolve,” said qnotes Publisher Jim Yarbrough. 

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British Town Must Pay Franklin Graham for Pulling Bus Ads

The case began in July, 2018 when Graham purchased bus ads that read “Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham: Time for Hope.” These advertisements were not religious or homophobic in nature, but the Blackpool Transport Services felt that they did not send a message of support and acceptance to the LGBTQ community and removed them. 

Winston-Salem Theatre to Stage “Hairspray”

Performers from ages 13-20 are putting their spin on Spring Theatres’ presentation of the former Broadway hit “Hairspray: The Musical” at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem. Without making any major changes to the script, the performance seeks to incorporate more Black, LGBTQ and other diverse cultures in to the cast

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News Briefs for 07.23.21

Beyond the Carolinas

The positions of Triad Civic Engagement Coordinator, Communications Director and Western NC Civic Engagement Coordinator are open at Equality NC (ENC). Ranging from full-time to contract, these roles include overseeing community organizers, creating social media posts and monitoring LGBTQ-related legislation.

Why Did #Homosexuality Trend Like Wildfire on the Internet?

Last week and through the weekend, for reasons unknown, #homosexuality was a top trender on Twitter in the United States. Although this may seem like positive media attention on the surface, the use of the term “homosexuality” may be less than ideal for the LGBTQ community.

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summer travel

A Long Weekend Getaway

On this visit to St. Louis, I wanted to focus on Union Station, a magnificent property located in the heart of the city which features an aquarium, numerous dining options, a Ferris wheel and, of course, the Union Station Hotel.

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