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A Commitment to the Queen City

Connie Vetter, QNotes 2020 Person of the Year

Since coming to Charlotte in 1993, Connie Vetter has served in nearly 20 community organizations in a board or committee member role, not to mention the countless times she has volunteered her skills as one of the city’s most recognizable LGBTQ attorneys.

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 12 – Lori Lightfood

Mayor of Chicago

b. August 4, 1962 “Breaking the back of the Chicago machine, it’s quite monumental.” Lori Lightfoot won a historic landslide victory in Chicago’s 2019 election to become the city’s first openly gay and first Black female mayor. It is her first elective office. Lightfoot grew up in a struggling working-class family in southern Ohio. Her …

When Contact Tracing Works, Families, Friends, Co-Workers Avoid Infection

Statistics, Research Help Determine Route of Infection's Path

Despite roughly 50,000 positive COVID-19 cases in the Charlotte region, area health departments have only successfully tracked the origins of widespread COVID-19 infections a handful of times since March. Those examples, while rare, are proof it is possible to pinpoint exactly where and how people are getting infected, but it takes the public’s cooperation.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries

Primary Watch: Recapping the Primary Season of Biblical Proportions

The 2020 Democratic primaries for the U.S. presidency have been a series of contests that resulted in an unprecedented primary season of biblical proportions. The majority of the competitions this year were carried out while the United States was also fighting against the threat of a virus that has already claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, as well as creating a surge of adverse situations across the country.

Biden Wins Ohio and Kansas Primaries

Primary Watch: 2020 Primary Season to Linger on Amid Pandemic and Biden Appoints Openly-Gay Campaign Manager

If one thing is true of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, they are sure to leave a mark in U.S. history as being one of the longest and most drawn-out primary elections the country has ever seen. Voting delays are now considered the norm.

Pride Journey: Columbus, Ohio

Queer Travelouge: Midwest City Has Lots to Offer

This was my fourth visit to Columbus, Ohio and every time I visit, I discover something new. What a lot of people don’t realize about this thriving mid-west city is that its LGBTQ community is one of the largest in the United States and growing every day.

Our People: Lydia E. Lavelle

Politician, Educator, Activist

Mayor of Carrboro, N.C. and law professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Lydia E. Lavelle has played a vital role in the fight for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina.

Pride travel is heating up

Orbitz Survey Reveals Top LGBTQ Travel Considerations and Trending Destinations for 2019 Pride Events

With April acting as the unofficial kick off to Pride season, recognized annually and internationally throughout June, travelers can start planning a trip around the upcoming 2019 Pride festivities.