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The 2020 Democratic Primaries

Primary Watch: Recapping the Primary Season of Biblical Proportions

The 2020 Democratic primaries for the U.S. presidency have been a series of contests that resulted in an unprecedented primary season of biblical proportions. The majority of the competitions this year were carried out while the United States was also fighting against the threat of a virus that has already claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, as well as creating a surge of adverse situations across the country.

COVID-19 Redraws the 2020 LGBTQ Travel Roadmap

CMI Survey Shows Current Trends

Friends of Dorothy feel her pain, and they’re aware the prospect of summer travel requires a new type of yellow brick road — one that will take them over the rainbow and back, free to venture out into the world without putting their lives, or anyone else’s, at risk.

Biden Wins Ohio and Kansas Primaries

Primary Watch: 2020 Primary Season to Linger on Amid Pandemic and Biden Appoints Openly-Gay Campaign Manager

If one thing is true of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, they are sure to leave a mark in U.S. history as being one of the longest and most drawn-out primary elections the country has ever seen. Voting delays are now considered the norm.

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas

Queer Travelogue: It’s More Than ‘Cowtown’

When I found out I had the opportunity to visit Wichita, I was really excited. I had never been to Kansas before (aside from Kansas City) and was eager to see what “Cowtown” had to offer.

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.

‘Wizard of Oz’ in the Queen City

118 years of friendship with Dorothy

“You have some queer friends, Dorothy,” says Polychrome in “The Road to Oz” (the 1909 sequel to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels).

Our People: Q&A with Gerald Gurss

Artistic Director, Composer

At a time when I was battling religious brainwashing (thank you, Southern Baptist Church), that chorus became more of a mental health refuge than an arts organization.