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Tonya Jameson – QNotes

‘It’s All Of Us Or None of Us’

Black LGBTQ Community’s Call To Action

Members of Charlotte Black Pride and representatives from nearly 40 other gay organizations gathered at Camp Northend to celebrate gay Pride with a call to action to the larger gay community — Black Lives Matter.

Cops Respond to Charlotte Pride Barring of Law Enforcement from Annual Event

Local Officer Said ‘It Broke Me Down’

Last week, Charlotte Pride announced that it would no longer allow the participation of law enforcement agencies as vendors or marching contingents in the parade. Along with the announcement, Charlotte Pride issued a resolution stating that the fight for black and brown lives is bound together with the fight for LGBTQ liberation.

SCOTUS Decision Shocks Local Gay Community

Employment Playing Field Changed, Protections Affirmed

No one saw this coming. The fight to protect LGBTQ individuals in the workplace seemed unwinnable, especially in this judicial era. But to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court declared discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity illegal on Monday, June 15.

Arts Activist Focuses on Community Needs

Uses 'Gift' to Challenge Societal Norms

Google Jermaine Nakia Lee, and the summation below: “I’ve always believed CREATIVES & LGBTQIA folk have been given a special assignment by God — to challenge societal norms that seek to divide us with our gifts and with our very presence. God seems to like to use ‘the least of us’ to.”

LGBT Chamber Opens Small Business Command Center in East Charlotte

Initiative to Provide Valuable Information in Wake of COVID-19

In a week marked by controversy over police treatment of protestors, and the upcoming Republican National Committee Convention, a ray of sunshine peaked through the clouds on the east side. The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on a small business command center on June 5.

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.