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Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 12 – Lori Lightfood

Mayor of Chicago

b. August 4, 1962 “Breaking the back of the Chicago machine, it’s quite monumental.” Lori Lightfoot won a historic landslide victory in Chicago’s 2019 election to become the city’s first openly gay and first Black female mayor. It is her first elective office. Lightfoot grew up in a struggling working-class family in southern Ohio. Her …

Setting the Bar for Generosity

Local Groups Raise Funds to Keep Bars Open

As the closures have lengthened to nearly eight months already, many community social spots began receiving financial aid from both government and community resources. As previously reported by qnotes, several local bars have been struggling to pay rent and keep staff employed.

Small town. Big turnout.

Rock Hill Business Hosts LGBTQ Youth Fundraiser

Upon retiring from her political career as a field director in Washington, Brittany Kelly began making efforts within her own local community. She is an avid LGBTQ advocate and ally and decided to utilize her and her husband’s business as a platform to promote love and acceptance by planning an event that she hoped would do just that.

GGF meets challenge goal

Carolinas News Notes

The Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center recently sent out a challenge goal to the community and was able to raise $23,000 in 22 hours to reach its $75,000 goal.

Western: ASO Acknowledgements, Yard Sale, Vet Benefit

Carolinas News Notes

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance will celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on June 5, a Metropolitan Community Church Sacred Journey yard sale has been rescheduled for June 23 and a fundraising Full Moon in June benefit is being held for Aura Home Women Vets on June 29.