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Lunch Boxes of Love

Raleigh LGBTQ Church Supports Those in Need During the Pandemic

Rev. Vance Haywood welcomed congregants during a livestreamed service on a Sunday. In a green chasuble, he spoke about the challenges of coming together during a pandemic and welcomed viewers even beyond North Carolina. “We’re in this work together,” he said before sitting quietly, hands crossed at a distance behind Rev. Paully Adams who delivered a sermon about reclaiming the power of prayer.

Community Calls for Investigation of MeckPAC

Chair Matt Comer at the Center of Reporting Scandal

On Feb. 13, the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement sent a termination letter to Mecklenburg LGBTQ, otherwise known as MeckPAC or Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee.

A Symbol of Pride

New Flag Draws Mixed Response, but there’s a Bigger History We Should Remember

A redesign of the “Pride flag” has gone viral recently as protests for racial equity continue across the country, sparked by George Floyd’s violent death.

In Memoriam: Dan Mauney

Charlotte Business Owner and LGBTQ Advocate Dies at 49

“Now I’m stronger than yesterday; now it’s nothing but my way.” Those lyrics from the 2000 hit song “Stronger” by Britney Spears closed out the touching graveside service for Dan Mauney on July 15.

Staying In, Singing Out

Gay Choruses Keep Singing During COVID-19

In a country where discrimination remains widespread against LGBTQ people, G-Voice has offered much-needed community and has continued to offer a message of hope during the pandemic — one that is being repeated by choruses here in Charlotte.

Let’s Go Camping

Gay Campgrounds Offer Additional Appeal During COVID-19

The sounds of nature are calling as we slowly venture out after months of lockdown. Campfires and cookouts. Quiet nights gazing into the night sky.

Voting in America

How LGBTQ Organizations have Mobilized the Community

The Stonewall Riots were a response to police brutality and a system of oppression against LGBTQ people that had gone on for years. It was sparked by the bravery of black and brown young people and became a pivotal moment of visibility launching the modern gay rights movement and bringing our community out of the shadows and the closets that had been built around us

Mental Health Support

How Telehealth is Helping with Added Stressors During COVID-19

Caused by higher numbers in unemployment, reduced access to care and ongoing discrimination, the mental health and wellness of queer people is a growing casualty in the coronavirus pandemic.

To Vote is Power…If You Can Do It

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

Human rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung once said “Voting is not only our right, it is our power. When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other.”

Place to Call Home: Update

Seeking Shelter After Eviction

Previously, qnotes reported on a group of black transgender women at the center of the closure and eviction of residents at the Days Inn on Woodlawn Rd. in South Charlotte.