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Ask Brian: How Can I Reinvent Myself?

‘Coming Out’ of COVID-19

Whether it was something you started brainstorming right away or something that occurred to you somewhere along in the quarantined state of the world, “How can I use this time to reinvent myself?”

Cops Respond to Charlotte Pride Barring of Law Enforcement from Annual Event

Local Officer Said ‘It Broke Me Down’

Last week, Charlotte Pride announced that it would no longer allow the participation of law enforcement agencies as vendors or marching contingents in the parade. Along with the announcement, Charlotte Pride issued a resolution stating that the fight for black and brown lives is bound together with the fight for LGBTQ liberation.

To Be Queer and Latin in Charlotte

Reflections one year later after Pulse from a ghost queer

When Charlotte held its candlelight vigil for Orlando last year, I went by myself. As usual, I lied to family where I was going for the night and made sure I had access to a quick exit if necessary. The amount of people I saw on arrival was equally suffocating and uplifting, and slowly, I made it to the makeshift front while greeting and hugging friends and people I knew.

This is Home!

Spiritual Reflections

In 1992, I walked into a church. I hadn’t done that for a very long time. I have to admit that my motivation was not necessarily all that pure. I was dating a woman who went to church every Sunday evening and I needed to see what or who drew her there.

Staying in the closet

Five reasons it can damage your mental & physical health

While a major hurdle for LGBT rights in the Western Hemisphere has finally been overcome in the past few years (legalization of gay marriage in both the United States and the United Kingdom), it looks less and less hopeful that same tolerance can be achieved globally.