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Job Losses Hit LGBTQ Community Hard

HRC Reports Disapportionate Unemployment Findings

According to a research brief released by the Human Rights Campaign and PSB Research, 30 percent of LGBTQ respondents had their work hours reduced [due to COVID-19], compared to 22 percent of the general population.

Dispelling Fear

HIV And COVID-19

They’re scared. Nearly 40 years after HIV/AIDS decimated the gay community, a new virus is raising fears once again. The fear may be unwarranted.

Prides are Being Canceled

But the Movement Goes Online

L’Monique King is devastated, but hopeful. The New York native has attended New York Gay Pride for more than two decades, and she planned to go in June. Now, she and her life partner will celebrate from their Charlotte home this year.

Zuni Johnson’s plasma could help COVID-19 victims…

But He Can’t Donate It — Yet

Melvin “Zuni” Johnson spent 48 hours in a Charlotte hospital battling pneumonia related to COVID-19 last month. His husband Jason McCraw had a milder case that only sidelined him for a few days. Both have valuable antibodies in their plasma, but the couple cannot donate because of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules on blood and plasma collection.

Chamber rallies business community to battle COVID-19 repercussions

Initiatives Target Small Companies and Firms as a Line for Support

In the last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has quietly made a name as the local experts for small business owners struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chamber is not doling out cash, but it is sharing information — lots of it.