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A deeper look into the world of furries

Three Individuals Share Their Stories of Finding Freedom in This Misunderstood Fandom

Existing for more than 30 years, the fandom known as furries has become a worldwide phenomenon. While used interchangeably and embracing different connotations, furries, in short, are animal characters with human-like characteristics (anthropomorphic).

Our People: Judith Jeffries

Volunteer, Charlotte LGBTQ Elder, Wife

Upon retiring from her 20+ year career from Carolinas HealthCare System, Judith A Jeffries began devoting much of her time to volunteering in the LGBTQ community.

Island Paradise

Queer Travelogue: Honolulu is a Perfect Escape from Winter Mainland Blues

Sick of winter yet? Then Honolulu is a perfect escape. The temperatures are in the low 80s year-round. I only packed shorts.

From Bayard Rustin to Blossom C. Brown

15 Black LGBTQ Activists and Advocates

In honor of both King and Rustin’s legacies, qnotes is highlighting the contributions of 15 black LGBTQ leaders who have made, or are still making, an indelible mark on our history.

Thor: Dragnarok

An Interview with Thorgy Thor

Season eight contestant Thorgy Thor (aka Shane Galligan) is a classically-trained musician — a violinist and violist who also taught themselves to play cello.

NC NAACP to Make History at HKonJ

Organization Establishes Largest Contingency of LGBTQ People and Allies for People’s March and Rally

The HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) will host its largest assembly of LGBTQ people and allies from throughout the state and across the nation for its Feb. 8 People’s Assembly March and Rally in Raleigh. The theme is 1000 STRONG.

Renewing Democracy

QNotes Launches Special Report On Voter Mobilization

The qnotes project will examine how LGBTQ organizations, like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have mobilized the ever-important LGBTQ electorate through up to six months of in-depth reporting and community town hall events.