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TDOR 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance Observances & Events

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman, in Allston, Mass.

Hormone Therapy Now at Your Fingertips

Two Tech Companies Partner to Bring Gender-Affirming Care to Mobile App

Plume, the first of its kind, is a transgender-focused health technology company, and Solace, a free transgender mobile application available on Android and iOS, have partnered to make gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) more accessible to the transgender community.

There’s Still Hope

Local Organization Helps Charlotte’s Homeless Population During Pandemic

After a Charlotte, N.C. hotel shut down in May, some members of the LGBTQ community were left with limited options. The hotel has been in a legal battle with residents over the evictions since April. Deshon Medley, who identifies as gay, was one of those people facing homelessness.

SF House Includes Joplin, Log Cabin Republicans in its History

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

The building is a city landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The iconic intersection was named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in May 2019, and has a rich LGBTQ history.

Support for Doyenne

Charlotte Barbershop is Recipient of Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME’s Queer to Stay

The buzzing sound of clippers fills a small barbershop tucked away at Salon Plaza off Galleria Blvd. in Charlotte. Owners Alicia Phillips, who goes by Brown, and Sakinah Dunlap are all smiles and laughter behind their masks. These two women know how to make you feel at home.

Endorsements Update

Election 2020: Organizations Continue to Throw Support to Candidates

As the countdown to Election Day nears, a number of organizations and PACs are continuing to provide endorsements for candidates of their choosing.

Reality TV Goes Drag

‘Queens of the Queen City’ Goes Behind the Scenes of Charlotte’s Drag Scene

Released July 17 on Instagram Original TV (IGTV), the fresh new reality show “Queens of the Queen City” portrays the lives of five Charlotte drag queens uncovering what life is like as a drag queen in Charlotte, N.C. both on and off the stage. Season 1 was scheduled to air 13 episodes, but production halted in March due to setbacks related to COVID-19. The show has resumed production and is nearly halfway through filming for Season 2.