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Hickory – QNotes

A Survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Cancer

She Just Became a Major — On Her Porch

The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a formal military ceremony full of pomp and circumstance followed by a party packed with loved ones.

Pride fests dot the Carolinas

Carolinas News Notes

As Pride Month is extended from June into September in the Carolinas, several towns and cities are gearing up to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ individuals. Not only that, visitors can enjoy these environs as a getaway while the weather is still on the warm side.

Kliesch promoted to CEO of ALFA

Carolinas News Notes

The AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) announced that they promoted Christina Kliesch from her role as executive director to the organization’s chief executive officer, effective on Jan. 1 of this year.

Carolinas overflow with Pride

Festival resource list spans two states, from mountains to sea

It’s that time of the year when the LGBTQ community sets out to celebrate Pride Month. To keep the tradition going, here is a list of the celebrations taking place all over the Carolinas.

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.

World AIDS Day 2017 Events

The community honors those lost and those living with HIV across the Carolinas

Across the Carolinas the community is observing World AIDS Day in a variety of ways.