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Pride – QNotes

Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Queer Travelogue: A Magical City Replete with Gayness

Palm Springs is one of those destinations that you never get tired of. I’m not sure if it’s the landscape or the abundance of over-the-top gayness that makes the city truly magical.

You Are Never Gay Enough!

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “Why do gay people always have to push the limits, like the way they dress, act and the art they produce? It’s often so over the top. When is too much, too much?”

HRC marks 25 years in the Carolinas

A Quarter of a Century Championing LGBTQ Rights

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrates 25 years of holding a fundraiser in the Carolinas on Feb. 22. The event, now called the North Carolina Dinner & Silent Auction, was started during a pivotal year for the organization.

Pride Journey: Wichita, Kansas

Queer Travelogue: It’s More Than ‘Cowtown’

When I found out I had the opportunity to visit Wichita, I was really excited. I had never been to Kansas before (aside from Kansas City) and was eager to see what “Cowtown” had to offer.

NC NAACP to Make History at HKonJ

Organization Establishes Largest Contingency of LGBTQ People and Allies for People’s March and Rally

The HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) will host its largest assembly of LGBTQ people and allies from throughout the state and across the nation for its Feb. 8 People’s Assembly March and Rally in Raleigh. The theme is 1000 STRONG.

Stonewall Anniversary Sheds New Light On Old History

Stonewall 50 Retrospective

On June 30th in New York City, after a weeklong abundance of celebrations, rallies and worldwide media attention, a group of longtime LGBTQ activists marched down Fifth Avenue carrying a banner that read: “Gay Liberation Front: First To March.”

Authors and Activism

LGBT History Month: A History of LGBTQ Bookstores

Until the 1970s, when LGBTQ publishing first began and activists like Barbara Gittings pushed for representation in libraries, the few queer books available were limited mostly to anti-gay medical texts. So, as the first wave of bookstores like Giovanni’s Room opened.

Pride fests in N.C.

From East to West, Upcoming Pride Festivals

Just because June has passed, it doesn’t mean celebrating our Pride is over! Many cities in NC have pride festivals this month.

Breathtaking

An Interview with Terri Nunn of Berlin

In 1982, when Berlin’s debut album “Pleasure Victim” was re-released by Geffen Records, pop music was in a state of flux. The homophobic and racially motivated 1979 Disco Demolition pushed dance music off the radio paving the way for rock and roll hair bands to take over.

Pride fests dot the Carolinas

Carolinas News Notes

As Pride Month is extended from June into September in the Carolinas, several towns and cities are gearing up to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ individuals. Not only that, visitors can enjoy these environs as a getaway while the weather is still on the warm side.