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Our People: Gwendolyn Ashley Richards

Entrepreneur, Videographer, Photographer

Originally from Harlem, N.Y., Gwendolyn Ashley Richards, 28, is an ambitious young person in the LGBTQ community. She has a number of creative talents and has a professional background in photography and videography.

Housing in Uncertain Times

Time Out Youth Continues to Serve Those in Need During COVID-19

Time Out Youth Center (TOY) has been serving the LGBTQ youth population of the Charlotte region for decades and their housing support programs have never been more important than in 2020, as a pandemic rages on across the region.

Allyship is Alive and Well

LGBTQ Support Mounts as Allies Emerge

Dating back to the Stonewall riots, allyship has been a vital component in the continued fight against the oppression, discrimination, social injustice and inequality plagued by the LGBTQ community. Simply put, an ally, also referred to as a straight ally to distinguish from other types of allyship, is someone who in some way supports LGBTQ people.

HRC, EFI Release 2020 Municipal Equality Index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality Federation Institute have recently released their Municipal Equality Index that touts a record-setting national average for localities who continue to lead the way on equality, “even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership,” the organizations said.

Holiday Gift Guide, 2020

Local Buying Options Provide Unique Alternatives

As COVID-19 cases surge across the state, the holidays are sure to look different this year. Resisting the urge to host parties or see family (in person) could just save a life, and with potential lockdowns looming, this year’s gift guide was created with the pandemic in mind.