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Blake Brockington – QNotes

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.

Patience, Love & Swedish Fish

On the UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Coalition

On an unusually warm night in February, 13 students squeezed into a small study room in the Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) for what would be the first meeting of the UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Coalition.

As legislative session nears the end, HB2 debate continues

Gubernatorial candidates, advocates, educators say their piece

House Bill 2, which decrees that transgender individuals use the bathroom designated on their birth certificates, is still a matter of hot debate in political and media circles. Widely nicknamed “Hate Bill 2” by opponents of the legislation, HB2 has undoubtedly impacted the perception of North Carolina throughout the nation.

Memorial remembers a ‘larger than life’ Blake Brockington

Friends, activists share memories of teen activist's spirit, love and struggles

Hugs, tears and memories were shared on Sunday as three dozen community members and friends came together to celebrate the life of Blake Brockington, a transgender teen activist who died as the result of suicide on March 23.