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Ladyslipper’s rich history helped shape women’s music

North Carolina-Based Curator Was on Forefront of Showcasing Lesbian, Feminist Artists

Fuchs’ own decision to launch Ladyslipper in its original iteration as a lesbian/feminist women’s music catalogue was informed by her own first-hand knowledge of how difficult it could be for women all over the country, especially those not located in major cities, to get their hands on the exciting music that she was able to enjoy at the National Women’s Music Festival.

It’s time to celebrate Pride season

Festivals and Events Across the Carolinas

Strike up the band! It’s that time of year when the Carolinas are abloom with festivities for Pride Month and beyond. Listed below are a comprehensive list of what’s happening in cities and towns alike.

Our People: Ames Simmons

Policy Director, Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons is a queer, transgender white man who serves as the first-ever director of Trans Policy at Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

A 2019 Pride in the Triangle Initiative

LGBTQ+ Workplace Equity Toolkit

Consider supporting a project coordinated by Pride in the Triangle, a collaboration of Triangle, N.C.-area LGBTQ+ employees and allies from various corporations coming together to share best practices, work together on LGBTQ+ issues in our corporations and in North Carolina and network with other out employees and allies.

Navigating Immigration Law Bureaucracy

Legal Eagles: LGBTGQ Families Find Significant Challenges

It is no secret that the LGBTQ community has faced discrimination throughout history in the United States. … One example, specifically, is the discriminatory effect U.S. immigration laws have on non-traditional families whose children are born outside of the U.S., whether by choice or circumstance.

Soulforce names co-execs

Beyond the Carolinas

Rev. Alba Onofrio and Yaz Mendez Nuñez are taking over the helm of Soulforce as co-executive directors with the departure of Haven Herrin, the organization has reported.

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.

Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls

Talking About Liberating LGB/T People Through Theology

In Charlotte, Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls created the Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ) 10 years ago to be a “culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety, and empowerment of marginalized populations.”

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.