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For museum curators, garments offer stylish storytelling

LGBT History Month: Clothing Items Share Vignettes of Those Who Wore Them

Curators working with the Oakland Museum of California on its first major LGBTQ exhibition, dubbed “Queer California: Untold Stories,” displayed a blue sequined jacket created by San Francisco designer Pat Campano and worn in 1985 by the gender-bending gay disco diva Sylvester.

Being clear-eyed about Mayor Pete

Op-Ed: Election 2020

We need to talk about the mayor. No, I don’t mean Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. Or the obscurely known Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida. I’m referring to openly gay Mayor Pete Buttegieg of South Bend, Ind.

Where do you live when you’re gay and gray?

Charlotte’s Senior LGBTQ Community Facing Challenges in Housing

Two elderly women, who had shared the same home for most of their adult lives, had begun to face health issues and physical challenges. Marriage Equality was somewhere in the distant future, and the couple had no legally binding paperwork to keep their relationship safe and protected. As their lives deteriorated, … family separated the two women by placing them in elder care facilities states apart from each other…

Orgs, experts file workplace discrimination amici briefs

Beyond the Carolinas

Williams Institute scholars, joined by other experts who study the LGBTQ population, filed amici briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Owning our heroic legacy at Stonewall 50

Guest Commentary: Flipping the victim narrative on its head, Stonewall liberated us to tell our stories in our own voices. There’s healing power in that—if we claim it.

The last weekend of June will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 riots at New York’s Stonewall Inn that launched the “modern” LGBTQ equality movement.

Our People: Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas

King-Henry-Brockington Archivists

Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas are both archivists at J. Murray Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) involved with the King-Henry-Brockington Archive, a collection of materials relating to LGBTQ history in Charlotte.

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.