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Asheville – QNotes

Our People: Ames Simmons

Policy Director, Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons is a queer, transgender white man who serves as the first-ever director of Trans Policy at Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

LGBTQ health survey launched

Carolinas News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality has announced that is has launched a Southern LGBTQ Health Survey in order to better understand the health care needs of LGBTQ Southerners.

Carolinas overflow with Pride

Festival resource list spans two states, from mountains to sea

It’s that time of the year when the LGBTQ community sets out to celebrate Pride Month. To keep the tradition going, here is a list of the celebrations taking place all over the Carolinas.

Western: ASO Acknowledgements, Yard Sale, Vet Benefit

Carolinas News Notes

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance will celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on June 5, a Metropolitan Community Church Sacred Journey yard sale has been rescheduled for June 23 and a fundraising Full Moon in June benefit is being held for Aura Home Women Vets on June 29.