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‘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).

It’s the season for giving

Organizations share their holiday wish lists

It’s the season to be jolly, merry and gay. It’s also an important time of the year to support LGBTQ organizations who support the community in any way possible so that they can continue to offer the community vital services, solace and more.

Buff Faye’s 2nd Annual Favorite Things

Dishing with Buff Faye

I know you were waiting for it. It’s my second annual Buff Faye’s Favorite Things, just in time for your Holiday shopping. Finding that special gift for your lover, or maybe even a special drag queen, is seldom easy.

Home for the Holidays

Spiritual Reflections: A Spiritual Survival Guide

Ahh… the winter holiday season is here. It’s time for parties, festive entertainments and gatherings with family.

Arcus opens social justice grant apps

Beyond the Carolinas

The Arcus Foundation published a Request for Concepts, the initial step in a streamlined process for organizations to apply for Arcus funding to support LGBTQ social justice work.

Chamber names gala awardees

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced this it will honor business leaders and professionals from the area at its “Shimmer, shine…success!” annual meeting and awards gala on Dec. 18.

Book tackles diversity

Beyond the Carolinas

Everyone’s family structure is different and literature that supports and champions family structure diversity is highlighted in Mera Malik’s “Om, The Enchanted, Big World, Little Om, Volume I.”

LGB less likely to have guns

Beyond the Carolinas

A new study on gun ownership and attitudes conducted by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law reports that LGB adults are about half as likely to have guns at home compared to those who are straight.