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Our People: Linton Walker, Jr.

HIV/AIDS Advocate, Awareness-Apparel Line Creator, Husband

Linton Walker, Jr. is taking a stance against the negative stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Upon being diagnosed with HIV in 2011, Walker said he began experiencing a great deal of judgment and discrimination stemming from his status.

A deeper look into the world of furries

Three Individuals Share Their Stories of Finding Freedom in This Misunderstood Fandom

Existing for more than 30 years, the fandom known as furries has become a worldwide phenomenon. While used interchangeably and embracing different connotations, furries, in short, are animal characters with human-like characteristics (anthropomorphic).

Our People: Judith Jeffries

Volunteer, Charlotte LGBTQ Elder, Wife

Upon retiring from her 20+ year career from Carolinas HealthCare System, Judith A Jeffries began devoting much of her time to volunteering in the LGBTQ community.

Our People: Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

LGBTQ Rights Activist

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the founder and executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). She founded CSE in 2011 and has worked on LGBTQ rights campaigns since 2011.

Our People: Erin Goldstein

Mom, Small Business Owner, Advocate

Time Out Youth Board Chair Erin Goldstein is a native Charlottean who has a passion for family and adventure. In her downtime from work and being a mom and wife, she and her business partner and best friend, Malone, operate a T-shirt business promoting LGBTQ pride in the Charlotte, N.C. area.

Evolution of HIV testing

Advancements In HIV Testing Making It Possible to One Day Reach Zero New Infections

Over the years, there have been many advancements and improvements made in HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) testing.

Life on the Down Low

One Man’s Story of ‘Living on the DL’

“I’ve been attracted to both men and women for most of my life,” Brown says. “But, unfortunately, I’m just not in a position where I can be out in the open about it.”