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Where Did All the Red Ribbons Go?

Op-Ed

It has been over four decades since the first case of HIV/AIDS was recorded and detected in North America. Since then, over 36 million people worldwide have died from the virus. The AIDS crisis in the U.S. started in the 1980s when doctors discovered clusters of and in gay men in,  and in 1981.

U.S. House Approves Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Beyond the Carolinas

On Sept. 21 the U.S. House of Representatives passed The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which when implemented will allow Americans to simply dial “988” to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, instead of the current 10-digit number.

Remembering HIV in the Time of COVID-19

Patients and Providers Still Battle HIV

September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day — a day to call attention to the growing population of older adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Trans Murders Exceed 2019 Count

Carolinas News Notes

In an alarming rate, transgender murders for 2020 have already surpassed the overall statistics for 2019, and this has happened in only half the time.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

Pride: Will You Show Up?

Political Voices

It’s been over two months since we all became sequestered in our homes, both locally here in North Carolina and around the world. As we inch ever closer to the start of June, many LGBTQ people are beginning to wonder: what will Pride look like this year? And does it even matter?

Implications of Pandemic Pose Significant Risk to LGBTQ Youth

Mental Health Concerns are on the Rise Since Closing of Schools

The coronavirus outbreak is presenting LGBTQ youth with a new set of unique challenges. The widespread school closures throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are preventing LGBTQ youth from accessing vital resources provided by schools.

Equality North Carolina: The Path Forward

Political Voices

The world around us changed beyond recognition. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is disproportionately impacting our communities and the most vulnerable among us while revealing massive flaws and holes within our social and political systems.

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.