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LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence

More Than 100 LGBTQ+ Organizations Show Solidarity in Letter as Pride Month Began

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Those words, written over 30 years ago by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, remind us that indifference can never bridge the divide of hate. And, today, they should serve as a call to action to all of us, and to the Movement for LGBTQ equality.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

Even with two back-to-back hit singles, “Ladies Night” and “Countdown,” Hollywood Holland is still a midwestern girl in a big city. Holland earned the nickname “Hollywood Holland” after packing up everything she owned in her Mercury Cougar and road tripping to California to chase her dreams.

In Memoriam

LGBTQ People We Have Lost to COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout the United States, the death toll increases, and we grapple with the full impact the disease will have on our communities.

Virtual Vacations and Travel Tips for the Ages

Queer Travelogue: Arm Chair Jaunts Across the Globe During COVID-19

There has never been a better time to plan your future travels. Even if you don’t go there, it is still fun to read about what is going on in other cities. Especially while you are sitting at home during COVID-19 self-isolation orders.

Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Queer Travelogue: A Magical City Replete with Gayness

Palm Springs is one of those destinations that you never get tired of. I’m not sure if it’s the landscape or the abundance of over-the-top gayness that makes the city truly magical.

National AIDS Memorial welcomes first panels of Quilt home

Beyond the Carolinas

On Dec. 1, more than 1,500 people gathered at the National AIDS Memorial to welcome home the first group of panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) back to San Francisco and honor leaders who helped bring together the voices of the epidemic with “profound courage, unrelenting hope and unity of humankind,” organizers shared.

North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

North Carolina Had the Fourth-Highest Number of Health Care Institution ‘Leaders’ in an Annual Survey-Based Report from an LGBTQ Rights Group.

In a state where advocates for transgender health still shudder remembering HB2, the “bathroom bill” of 2016, area hospitals have stepped up in their treatment of LGBTQ patients.

Trans hormone therapy alters medical tests

Beyond the Carolinas

Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory tests in the long term.