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Diaries reveal hidden worlds for museums

LGBT History Month: Recant Times of the Past, Open Windows into Life Experiences

“Damn I’m going to be a gorgeous man,” Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries. Sullivan, who died in 1991 at the age of 39 due to complications from AIDS, was a pioneering transgender activist in the 1970s and 1980s.

Interview: Rev. Paul Whiting

New Spiritual Leader comes to MCC Charlotte

The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. … As someone who has been part of that growth for the last 40 years, Rev. Paul Whiting has witnessed many of the important events in LGBTQ history since the 1980s.

District 9 GOP hopefuls tow anti-LGBTQ line

Rhetoric Often Negative, Degrading

The do-over election in North Carolina’s ninth District … now includes two front runners, one who was endorsed by former candidate Mark Harris, an anti-LGBTQ Baptist pastor, and one who for years has blatantly targeted the LGBTQ community.

HB2 continues to Haunt North Carolina

Charlotte and the Carolinas: Facebook shuts down Franklin Graham’s page, Netflix plans to stop Wilmington production shoot

The cloud of HB2 has continued to hang over Charlotte and North Carolina, not unlike the gray overcast skies and rain that plagued the city for much of December and early January.

Picture advertising new play inspires hateful Facebook comments

"The Pride" shows from May 4-13 at the Duke Energy Theatre in Charlotte

Queen City Theatre Company has been promoting their newest production, “The Pride” by Alexi Kaye Campbell, to be performed May 4-13 at Duke Energy Theatre in Spirit Square. The company’s promotion of this play has inspired great ire on Facebook, particularly in the comment section of a picture showing the two male protagonists kissing.

Homophobic, racist Rowan County Board of Elections Chairman removed for Facebook activities

Malcolm “Mac” Butner has been removed from his job as chairman of the Rowan County Board of Elections after it was discovered on his Facebook page that he “liked” Republican candidates much more than minorities, gay people, liberals and lower case letters. Butner took aim at his perceived enemies in a series of inflammatory posts, one of which …