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Charlotte: Drag Storytime, Pride Interfaith Service, Flourish, Pride Mass, Women’s Observance, Album Release, Duke Award

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South Carolina’s Brandon James, whose drag alter ego is Princess Onya, has come under attack by city council members and religious groups after a story broke about his attempts to bring Drag Queen Storytime to the Queen City, the Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, “Celebrating the Power of Love,” will be held on Aug. 20, Flourish 2017: A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts + Culture will be held on Aug. 26, the 21st Annual Mass of Welcome for the LGBTQ Community will be held on Aug. 23, The League of Women Voters of Charlotte/Mecklenburg will welcome the community to its Women’s Equality Day celebration on Aug. 25, Time Out Youth Center’s Makaila a.k.a. Soulfloetry, recipient of last year’s Tonda Taylor Scholarship, has released her music video on YouTube and Duke Energy was the recipient of the Edison Electric Institute’s Excellence Award for 2017 for its efforts to improve business diversity and inclusion.

Eastern: Conference broadens awareness

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During the last weekend of July, East Carolina University hosted the 2017 Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism that educated participants on the two-way relationship between the media and culture and gender identity, the Reflector reported.

Triad: Church sets homecoming

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Metropolitan Community Church of Winston-Salem will hold its 23rd Annual Anniversary/Homecoming service on Sept. 10, 11 a.m., at 4105 Patsy Dr.

South Carolina: Billboard Controversy, Health Celebration, Coastal Pride, Court Decision, Activists Rally

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A new billboard campaign produced and sponsored by the Alliance For Full Acceptance is stirring up a lot of controversy in the Lowcountry, Affinity Health Center will hold its National Health Center Week festivities during the week of Aug. 13-19, Grand Strand Pride 2017 will be held from Aug. 24-27, The Post and Courier reported on July 26 that the state’s domestic violence law protects same-sex relationships as determined by a S.C. Supreme Court split ruling and SC Equality has been spending time fostering friendships with legislative members in order to change hearts and minds, but the organization says that there is more that they need to do now

Research Roundup: Study analysis wrapping up

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The “Gender-Inclusive Housing: Benchmarking the Policies and Practices of Peer Institution and Identifying the Needs of Transgender, Genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming Students in University Housing” research study is now in its final analysis stage at North Carolina State University’s GLBT Center and University Housing.

The spotlight isn’t just for the stage

Drag queens who lead the fight for LGBTQ progress

The ancient roots of the entertainment industry are inseparable from the concept of drag, although the term itself is a recent development. Men have dressed as women for performances from ancient Greece to Shakespearean times, even across continents as kabuki troupes demonstrate.