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The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

Port city LGBTQ teens enjoy prom

Teens Experience Enchantment

We Are Family, a Charleston, S.C.-based resource for LGBTQ youth, recently hosted a queer prom. Billed on the organization’s website as The Charleston Queer Prom 2019, the theme was “Enchanted.”

Tennessee passes anti-trans legislation

Slate of Hate bills gain traction

Against opposition from business interests and LGBTQ activists, Tennessee legislators are continuing to advance homophobic and transphobic bills, the so called “Slate of Hate.”

Poll shows majority of North Carolinians against conversion therapy

Results Show Rare Bipartisan Agreement Among Legislators

New polling data affirms that an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians from every political affiliation support the prevention of licensed medical professionals from conducting so-called “conversion therapy” on LGBTQ minors and disabled adults.

Conviction upheld in assault on trans woman

Melvin Lamar Fields Sentence Based Upon an Assault Inflicting Seriously Bodily Injury

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man charged with attacking and maiming a transgender woman in a November 2015 attack.