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Our People: Dr. Laura Levin

Atrium Health Pediatrician

Dr. Laura Levin became a local LGBTQ public figure after coming out as transgender publically a little over five years ago and has used her platform to promote transgender awareness and advocacy.

Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

Acts of Kindness

People Respond to COVID-19 in Amazing Ways in Charlotte

During this time of shelter-in-place, many in our community are facing unprecedented feelings of isolation and depression. These simple acts of kindness can brighten what seems like a mundane existence.

Innercise: Dispelling the Dark, Part 2

Health & Wellness: Caffeine Is Not Your Friend

I don’t really drink coffee for pleasure. I drink it only if it’s already available, and I happen to need a jolt of energy. Otherwise, I just really don’t ever think about it. I greatly prefer tea, especially green and white.

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

Living on the Front Line

Being HIV Positive in Charlotte

Working for HIV service organizations can often be difficult with long hours and days filled with emotions ranging from deep sadness to relief and hope. For those working in the field who are also HIV positive, the days can be filled with even more struggles.

LGBTQ Southerner’s documented in new research

Carolinas News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) released “The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey,” which provided a groundbreaking look at the health and healthcare experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the southern U.S.