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Coronavirus Journal VII: This Awful Year

Jesse's Journal

Though there is no schism in the Church today (that we know of), those of us who are alive in 2020 suffer instead from the effects of climate change: a largely man-made catastrophe that threatens to destroy this planet and every living thing in it.

Moving Beyond The Evil Queens

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “I’m a drag queen who competes in pageants. So many of the queens are so evil to me for some reason. Is there hope for a nice queen?”

Charlotte Gaymers Network

Group Brings Fun, Connection to a Locked-Down World During COVID-19

For Zach Smith, gaming has been a safe space for much of his life. “Some of my first memories are of playing video games,” he says. Smith, who is the executive director of the Charlotte Gaymers Network, remembers playing on a Sega Genesis with his sister when he was young.

Strategically Negotiate Your Employment Contract

Legal Eagles

While job prospects during the pandemic might make you inclined to accept the first offer you receive, it’s still reasonable to negotiate your employment contract if you do so strategically. Knowing how to negotiate your employment offer and contract is something that requires preparation, the same way that you prepare for an interview.

RAIN Founder Announces Retirement

Carolinas News Notes

RAIN has announced that its CEO and president, Debbie Warren, will be retiring in January 2021 from the HIV service organization she founded 28 years ago.

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 …