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Social Connectiveness at a Distance

Time Out Youth Goes Virtual to Support Area Youth

In its 39-year history, Time Out Youth Center (TOY) has, in one way or another, provided face-to-face support for area youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. That all changed during the week of March 22, as Charlotte and Mecklenburg County joined the growing list of areas around the country under a “stay at home” order.

Our People: Peyton-Namir Johnson

Son, Friend, Producer

Peyton-Namir Johnson, 20, is doing his part in the LGBTQ community by serving on Time Out Youth Center’s (TOY) Youth Senate leadership team, whose primary purpose is to ensure that the center’s youth have a platform to share their ideas and to voice any concerns they may have.

TurnOUT the Vote

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

A report in MarketWatch grabbed attention across the queerosphere in early December with the headline “1 in 5 LGBTQ adults isn’t registered to vote, despite high 2020 stakes.”

Passover: A Time for Understanding

Spiritual Reflections

Passover is coming soon. The first night is Wednesday, April 8 (15th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar). Jews will gather around tables for a meal and a Seder in which we will read from the Haggadah. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and directives for shelter-in-place, some may even do this virtually, observing distancing guidelines where warranted.

‘Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health’

Out in Print

You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus — especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer patient can be different than what straight people require.

Transgender woman appeals to America’s employers

Beyond the Carolinas

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, released an open letter to America’s employers written by Aimee Stephens, the transgender woman who was fired because of her identity and whose case is now pending before the Supreme Court.

CSE announced COVID-19 rapid response grants

Carolinas News Notes

As the nation confronts the significant and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) created a rapid response grant round to quickly route funds to individuals, families and community organizations across the LGBTQ South.

Inclusion at center of whitepaper

Beyond the Carolinas

Fuse, LLC released a new whitepaper on gender inclusion and the importance to Gen Z. The fight for gender equity and against gender bias has been ramping up in recent years.

What Makes Grown-ups Grow Up?

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “I slept with my best friend’s partner. It just happened! Now, the partner wants to do it again and is very persistent. Help!”