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A Call for Community Action

An Open Letter From the Charlotte Change Agents and Other LGBTQ Leaders

If there is one thing we have learned, it is that we must take care of each other. This has always been true for our LGBTQIA+ community. Our history is a stark reminder of caring for those that society deems “less than” during times of medical crisis. Every decision we make has a reverberating impact. If we don’t do the work for our community, nobody else will.

PrEP in Community Pharmacies: An Opportunity

Op-Ed

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is gaining traction as an important tool in the fight against HIV. While PrEP uptake rates vary widely across regions, HIV incidents have been declining in cities with high PrEP uptake, such as San Francisco, while increasing in areas where PrEP use is low, such as rural areas in the South.

Housing in Uncertain Times

Time Out Youth Continues to Serve Those in Need During COVID-19

Time Out Youth Center (TOY) has been serving the LGBTQ youth population of the Charlotte region for decades and their housing support programs have never been more important than in 2020, as a pandemic rages on across the region.

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 …

Government 101

How the City of Charlotte Runs and Who Runs It

Charlotte, N.C.’s government is operated on a council-manager form of government and was adopted in 1929. This form of government divides responsibilities between elected officials and an appointed city manager.

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.