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‘Wendy Carlos: A Biography’

Out in Print

It ain’t none of your beeswax. None of your business, so just keep your nose out of things. You’re on a need-to-know basis, and you don’t need to know. It’s being taken care of, never you mind, it isn’t your concern.

Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

Eye-Opener

An Interview with Queer Singer/Songwriter H.C. McEntire

On her exceptional second album “Eno Axis” (Merge), the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of the first record, delivering 10 breathtaking songs (including the instrumental “Sunday Morning” and a stunning reinterpretation of Led Zeppelin’s “House of the Holy”), resulting in one of the best albums of 2020.

Press A, Be Gay: LGBTQ Representation in Video Games

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

In the 2014 Playstation 4 game “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army. As the son of a powerful political family, Dorian trained in magical arts under the best instructors, and his life at first glance appears to be one of privilege.

Trans Youth Wins Court Appeal

Beyond the Carolinas

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed on Aug. 7 a lower court ruling that required a suburban Jacksonville, Fla. school district to treat transgender student Drew Adams equally by allowing equal access to the restroom that matches his gender.

Rugby Team Issues BLM Solidarity Statement

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club, founded by and predominately comprised of queer men and allies, shared that they have always had the intention to stand with and for justice and equality for minority communities. “As a rugby club we are united and steadfast in our call for justice for the oppressed and believe fervently that black and brown lives matter,” they shared. The team issued a statement in response to recent social injustices and racism.

Remembering a Leader: Larry Kramer

In Memoriam: 1935-2020

We lost a great leader with the death of Larry Kramer. Larry was an accomplished man, earning a degree from Yale, an Academy Award nomination as a screenwriter, a two-time Obie winner, Pulitzer prize nominee and activist.

Study Find More Severity in LGBTQ Individuals Eating Disorders

Beyond the Carolinas

A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders finds that eating disorder patients who identify as LGBTQ have more severe eating disorder symptoms, higher rates of trauma history and longer delays between diagnosis and treatment than heterosexual, cisgender patients.