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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.

Pride Journey — Providence, Rhode Island

Queer Travelogue: Plenty of Fun in the Nation’s Smallest State

Being a proud gay journalist, I’ve travelled to dozens of Pride events around the world. From São Paulo, Brazil to Nashville, Tenn., I’ve seen just about everything. But, the one thing I had never seen was a night-time parade. That all changed in Providence. Yes…Providence, R.I.!

Healing the Soul with Music

Spiritual Reflections

A good speech or sermon can stimulate the mind or touch the heart; but it is music that can heal the soul. … music is spiritual. Not because it was necessarily written to be so, but for the way in which our bodies interpret it.

Interview: Rev. Paul Whiting

New Spiritual Leader comes to MCC Charlotte

The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. … As someone who has been part of that growth for the last 40 years, Rev. Paul Whiting has witnessed many of the important events in LGBTQ history since the 1980s.