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Charlotte LGBTQ Elders Curates Art Events

ASC Funds LGBTQ History Projects

According to its site, Charlotte LGBTQ Elders is an organization “formed in 2018 to serve as a resource for LGBTQ elders in the Charlotte, NC area who are aged 55+.” It is an organization that provides ongoing networking and socializing opportunities for community members.

Support for Doyenne

Charlotte Barbershop is Recipient of Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME’s Queer to Stay

The buzzing sound of clippers fills a small barbershop tucked away at Salon Plaza off Galleria Blvd. in Charlotte. Owners Alicia Phillips, who goes by Brown, and Sakinah Dunlap are all smiles and laughter behind their masks. These two women know how to make you feel at home.

Endorsements Update

Election 2020: Organizations Continue to Throw Support to Candidates

As the countdown to Election Day nears, a number of organizations and PACs are continuing to provide endorsements for candidates of their choosing.

Eye-Opener

An Interview with Queer Singer/Songwriter H.C. McEntire

On her exceptional second album “Eno Axis” (Merge), the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of the first record, delivering 10 breathtaking songs (including the instrumental “Sunday Morning” and a stunning reinterpretation of Led Zeppelin’s “House of the Holy”), resulting in one of the best albums of 2020.

Our People: Min. Veronica Daughety

Founder of Shackless Ministry

Newark, N.J. native, Min. Veronica Daughety worked in radio for most of her life, but in 2018 she began pursuing something she had started 10 years prior. Fulfilling what Daughety describes as a vision from God, she founded Shack

Marriage Equality Takes Center Stage

Op-Ed

This week, many of us are wondering if our marriages are in jeopardy after two Supreme Court justices re-stated their objection to marriage equality, which was decided in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito believe a person’s religious beliefs should allow them to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Reality TV Goes Drag

‘Queens of the Queen City’ Goes Behind the Scenes of Charlotte’s Drag Scene

Released July 17 on Instagram Original TV (IGTV), the fresh new reality show “Queens of the Queen City” portrays the lives of five Charlotte drag queens uncovering what life is like as a drag queen in Charlotte, N.C. both on and off the stage. Season 1 was scheduled to air 13 episodes, but production halted in March due to setbacks related to COVID-19. The show has resumed production and is nearly halfway through filming for Season 2.