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Gil Croy Addresses COVID-19

The Artist Draws Connections Across Pandemics

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Croy has made a series of collages that were on display throughout June for Pride month. He was immediately inspired upon hearing the news of a coronavirus making its way through Wuhan.

Staying In, Singing Out

Gay Choruses Keep Singing During COVID-19

In a country where discrimination remains widespread against LGBTQ people, G-Voice has offered much-needed community and has continued to offer a message of hope during the pandemic — one that is being repeated by choruses here in Charlotte.

Our People: Quin Williams

Artist, Healer, Activist

Charlotte native Quen Williams, better known by her persona and preferred name Minx, is a Queen City queer-artist who uses poetry and spoken word to express her pro-feministic views.

Arts Activist Focuses on Community Needs

Uses 'Gift' to Challenge Societal Norms

Google Jermaine Nakia Lee, and the summation below: “I’ve always believed CREATIVES & LGBTQIA folk have been given a special assignment by God — to challenge societal norms that seek to divide us with our gifts and with our very presence. God seems to like to use ‘the least of us’ to.”

Racial Discrimination and Violence Sparks a Revolution

Voices Speak Out Against Injustices

The world over, people are standing up in the fight against discrimination and social injustice after the death of many African-American individuals who were brought to their deaths by uncaring and racist people who used undue force against those whom they saw as unlike themselves.

Place to Call Home: Update

Seeking Shelter After Eviction

Previously, qnotes reported on a group of black transgender women at the center of the closure and eviction of residents at the Days Inn on Woodlawn Rd. in South Charlotte.

Place to Call Home

Trans Women Fight Eviction at South Charlotte Hotel

A group of black transgender women are at the center of an emotional legal battle between tenants and the owner of the Days Inn on Woodlawn Rd. in South Charlotte.

Non-Profits Seek Support

Local LGBTQ Organizations Struggle to Make Budgets during COVID-19

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer non-profits throughout Charlotte are constantly fundraising, but with COVID-19 these vital organizations are struggling to meet their budgets with canceled events, a plethora of grant opportunities and reduced individual support.

Our People: Matt Stone

Problem-Solver, Analyzer, Dreamer

Alongside his team, real-estate broker Matt Stone is providing the community in Charlotte, N.C. with an outlet to LGBTQ-friendly home buying, which has often been challenging to find for those in our community.