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Actor Mark Patton: Living with HIV Is About ‘More Than Taking Medication’

‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2’ Star Mark Patton Opens Up About Surviving The Real-Life Horrors That Inspired His New Documentary ‘Scream, Queen,’ How Sharing Stories Can Help Us Heal, And Why We Need To Rethink Our Approach To HIV Care.

Mark Patton may be best known for his role as Jesse Walsh in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” but to many fans he’s much more than the face of a character who once fought Freddy Krueger on the big screen. He’s also a hero who’s faced down horrors of a different kind in the real world.

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.

Authors and Activism

LGBT History Month: A History of LGBTQ Bookstores

Until the 1970s, when LGBTQ publishing first began and activists like Barbara Gittings pushed for representation in libraries, the few queer books available were limited mostly to anti-gay medical texts. So, as the first wave of bookstores like Giovanni’s Room opened.

Interview: Rev. Paul Whiting

New Spiritual Leader comes to MCC Charlotte

The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. … As someone who has been part of that growth for the last 40 years, Rev. Paul Whiting has witnessed many of the important events in LGBTQ history since the 1980s.

Family, struggle and solidarity in Charlotte’s gay bar scene

Looking Back with Gregg Brafford

In 1984, when Greg Brafford became part-owner of O’leens, one of Charlotte, N.C.’s most storied gay bars, the city was not far removed from the time when “suspected homosexuals” would be arrested in Freedom Park and have their names featured on the front page of The Charlotte Observer.