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Social Connectiveness at a Distance

Time Out Youth Goes Virtual to Support Area Youth

In its 39-year history, Time Out Youth Center (TOY) has, in one way or another, provided face-to-face support for area youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. That all changed during the week of March 22, as Charlotte and Mecklenburg County joined the growing list of areas around the country under a “stay at home” order.

TurnOUT the Vote

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

A report in MarketWatch grabbed attention across the queerosphere in early December with the headline “1 in 5 LGBTQ adults isn’t registered to vote, despite high 2020 stakes.”

Chambers Sound the Alarm

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce Leads Coalition Demanding Support for Small Businesses

A joint statement of the affinity chambers of commerce in Mecklenburg County was sent to Mayor Vi Lyles and Commissioner George Dunlap, Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission last Friday, calling on local officials to take action in support of small business.

LGBTQ Cohousing in Durham

An Intentional Plan for Living Together Opens This Spring

Somewhat surprisingly, the first and only LGBTQ cohousing community in the country, Village Hearth Cohousing (VHC) is located at the back of the Eno Trace neighborhood of Durham, N.C. just 15 minutes from Duke University and Downtown.

Youth essay contest submissions sought

Winner to Receive Cash Prize

In honor of those young people at the forefront of the LGBTQ community, qnotes and Time Out Youth are hosting the 2020 Youth Essay Contest and seeking essay submissions from youth aged 13-20 years old.

Remembering Dan Kirsch

Former QNotes Editor and Community Leader Dies at Age 66

At a recent meeting of the LGBTQ Elders Steering Committee, co-chair Cindy Hostetler said, “Every LGBTQ organization today (in Charlotte, N.C.) ties back to Dan Kirsch.” Kirsch died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 21. He was 66.

Big Impact with a Small Footprint

Part 2: Veterans Project Is Building Community While Fighting Homelessness

Our trip out west also took us to Longmont, Colo. to visit the future home of the Veterans Community Project. Founded in Kansas City, the Veterans Community Project’s (VCP) mission is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country.

HRC marks 25 years in the Carolinas

A Quarter of a Century Championing LGBTQ Rights

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrates 25 years of holding a fundraiser in the Carolinas on Feb. 22. The event, now called the North Carolina Dinner & Silent Auction, was started during a pivotal year for the organization.

Big Impact with a Small Footprint

Tiny Home Village Addresses Homelessness in Denver. Does it Create a Transformational Path to Stable Housing for People in Other Cities Like Charlotte?

Freddie Martin, a student of history and anthropology, talks to me outside his home in Denver on a cloudy day in December. He’s a formidable character who grew up in Beaumont, Texas with strong viewpoints on the state of politics in our country.