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Allyship is Alive and Well

LGBTQ Support Mounts as Allies Emerge

Dating back to the Stonewall riots, allyship has been a vital component in the continued fight against the oppression, discrimination, social injustice and inequality plagued by the LGBTQ community. Simply put, an ally, also referred to as a straight ally to distinguish from other types of allyship, is someone who in some way supports LGBTQ people.

‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’

Out in Print

At first, it seems spontaneous: parents who enjoy their interests naturally display those passions to small children who are dragged along for the ride. The child observes and absorbs until one day, parental interest becomes child’s obsession. And in “The Truths We Hold” by Kamala Harris, that’s how a politician is made.

Remembering a Leader: Larry Kramer

In Memoriam: 1935-2020

We lost a great leader with the death of Larry Kramer. Larry was an accomplished man, earning a degree from Yale, an Academy Award nomination as a screenwriter, a two-time Obie winner, Pulitzer prize nominee and activist.

A New Era for Equality North Carolina

Political Voices

When I accepted the role of executive director in April of 2019, it was with an intentional desire to shape the future of this organization and enable LGBTQ folks from all walks of life to truly see themselves in the future of the movement for equal rights and protections.

A (Long) History of Physique Magazines

Jesse's Journal

I saw my first physique magazine when I was 13 years old (1966), in a newsstand in downtown Miami. Though I did not yet know what I was, I knew that I found other men attractive, and I was instinctively drawn to the magazines’ models, who were completely naked from the back or tastefully covered with a posing strap upfront.

Regional: Activist death, dining event, ALCU meeting

Carolinas News Notes

Former North Carolinian, South Florida activist, religious cantorial leader and community volunteer Michael Robert Greenspan died last month after a long illness, Dining Out for Life will be held in three Carolinas locations and the ACLU of North Carolina is having a membership meeting to boost activism.

Charlotte: Org grant, artist resistance, iconic play, leaders class, youth artists, PFLAG fundraiser, orgs united, trans child story

Carolinas News Notes

The Community Foundation of Gaston County awarded the House of Mercy a grant, Lara Americo shows resistance, iconic play ‘The Children’s Hour’ comes to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre, the Small Business Administration is holding an executive leaders class, youth artists are being sought for a specialize exhibit at the Mint Museum, PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis is hosting a fundraiser, Equality North Carolina and Time Out Youth Center have united in a youth initiative and trans child story has been shared.