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AIDS Quilt Goes Virtual, Represents All 50 States

World AIDS Day Event Honors COVID-19 Victims, Drs. Fauci and Ho

This year, instead of hitting the road, the AIDS Memorial Quilt — the more than 48,000 handmade panels honoring over 100,000 lives lost to AIDS that brought attention to and spurred action to address the pandemic back in the late 1980s — will have virtual showcases in all 50 states and U.S. territories due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World AIDS Day 2020 Events

In-Person Observances Impacted by COVID-19

Taking part in 2020 World AIDS Day observances world-wide have been severely effected by the global novel coronavirus pandemic. Unlike previous years, the number of live events have been brought to an almost complete halt.

Carolinas AIDS Service Organizations and Agencies

Providing a Vital Lifeline for Those Affected by HIV/AIDS

  Back to Life, Positively 2020 Index… The Carolinas has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy. In addition to these services, this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the following also provide novel coronavirus testing, …

Free HIV Testing Locations

Back to Life, Positively 2020 Index… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals have never been tested for HIV. In addition, the CDC states that of the thousands of new HIV diagnoses every year, many are likely transmitted by those unaware that they are HIV-positive. There are a number of …

TDOR 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance Observances & Events

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman, in Allston, Mass.

There’s Still Hope

Local Organization Helps Charlotte’s Homeless Population During Pandemic

After a Charlotte, N.C. hotel shut down in May, some members of the LGBTQ community were left with limited options. The hotel has been in a legal battle with residents over the evictions since April. Deshon Medley, who identifies as gay, was one of those people facing homelessness.

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.

Archives Aim to Preserve Southern Queer History

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

When Spectrum, the undergraduate LGBTQ student group at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, launched in 1983, it became a resource not just for those on campus but for queer people living in that part of the South.