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Trans Women Fight Eviction at South Charlotte Hotel

A group of black transgender women are at the center of an emotional legal battle between tenants and the owner of the Days Inn on Woodlawn Rd. in South Charlotte.

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.

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.

Drag queens go live (from home)

As COVID-19 Closes Bars and Nightclubs, Drag is Finding a New Online Resilience

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says drag queen Delighted Tobehere. Like many of us, she is waiting to see how the drag world continues to adapt to the challenges the community is facing with the coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders closing bars and nightclubs around the country.

Your Complete Guide to Social Distancing and Self-Isolating

The Super Gay Way

As protocol for social distancing and self-isolation tightens around the country per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and White House recommendations amid mounting coronavirus cases, follow this guide to staying occupied in a very gay way.

Bigger Than Ever

An Interview with Big Freedia

Just when you thought that Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, couldn’t get any bigger than she already is, she gets even louder, as in the name of her new single “Louder.” It’s early 2020 and Big Freedia is virtually everywhere.

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.