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#TeamPregnantDad: Epilogue

Becoming ‘Us.’ Here’s where Liam, Duane and Cypress are now.

[Editor’s Note: As a publishing partner with The Charlotte Observer, qnotes is republishing this multi-part storyline so our readers can have direct access to this remarkable feature. It is republished with permission and will be carried on Tuesdays and Thursdays until complete.] by Anna Douglas, Published in The Charlotte Observer on May 7, Updated on May 9 The …

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

Regional: Benham Twins, Health Center Grant

Carolinas News Notes

Queerty reported that the Benham twins, David and Jason, and sons of conservative and anti-LGBTQ minister “Flip” Benham, released a video commemorating 9/11 and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) to help serve the LGBTQ community’s healthcare needs.

Our People: Q&A with Joan Gale

Cabarrus PFLAG president works for change

Allies are born when their love is unconditional. For Joan Gale, 59 years young and a straight parent, her son’s coming out in middle school was a moment of great change. Seeing her own child confront the struggles that LGBTQ youth face in Cabarrus County and around the world, Gale was determined to do her part. She founded the Concord/Kannapolis chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2014, after retiring from her career as a school counselor.

Minister receives PFLAG award

2017 Concord-Kannapolis PFLAG Advocacy Award goes to Rev. Nathan King

Concord/Kannapolis Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has announced that Rev. Nathan King has received its 2017 Concord-Kannapolis PFLAG Advocacy Award which was presented to him by board member Don Gale at the March 18 fundraising banquet.

Charlotte: Org grant, artist resistance, iconic play, leaders class, youth artists, PFLAG fundraiser, orgs united, trans child story

Carolinas News Notes

The Community Foundation of Gaston County awarded the House of Mercy a grant, Lara Americo shows resistance, iconic play ‘The Children’s Hour’ comes to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre, the Small Business Administration is holding an executive leaders class, youth artists are being sought for a specialize exhibit at the Mint Museum, PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis is hosting a fundraiser, Equality North Carolina and Time Out Youth Center have united in a youth initiative and trans child story has been shared.

Holiday cheer blankets the Carolinas

Events provide options for celebrating the season

It’s that time of the year! Decorations have gone up everywhere for those celebrating Christmas, plans are being made for making latkes for Chanukah and festivities are slated for Kwanza.