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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.

LBGTQ Durham council member invited back to Catholic school

Durham Mayor Pro Tem Jillian Johnson included in original invitation

Rev. Christopher VanHaight, the priest who recently cancelled an invitation to LGBTQ Durham city councilmember Vernetta Alston to speak to Immaculata Catholic School students during Black History Month, has changed his mind and invited her to speak sometime later this school year.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Ashlee Marie Preston

Award-winning Media Personality, Producer, Editor and Civil Rights Activist

Ashlee Marie Preston is an award-winning media personality, producer and civil rights activist. She is historically the first transgender woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication and the first openly transgender person to run for state office in California.