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Pride – QNotes

A Symbol of Pride

New Flag Draws Mixed Response, but there’s a Bigger History We Should Remember

A redesign of the “Pride flag” has gone viral recently as protests for racial equity continue across the country, sparked by George Floyd’s violent death.

Pride Is a Spiritual Virtue

Spiritual Reflections

Today, LGBTQ+ Pride is everywhere — products, workplaces, social media and more. Although June is traditionally Pride month, Charlotte enjoys a double shot by celebrating in August.

Gil Croy Addresses COVID-19

The Artist Draws Connections Across Pandemics

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Croy has made a series of collages that were on display throughout June for Pride month. He was immediately inspired upon hearing the news of a coronavirus making its way through Wuhan.

‘War’ Hero

An Interview with Gay Historian and Writer Eric Cervini

…anyone looking for a compeling and juicy queer history read need look no further than “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America” (FSG, 2020) by Eric Cervini. Cervini, who received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, took it upon himself to introduce readers to Frank Kameny, a legendary figure in the fight for LGBTQ rights.

‘It’s All Of Us Or None of Us’

Black LGBTQ Community’s Call To Action

Members of Charlotte Black Pride and representatives from nearly 40 other gay organizations gathered at Camp Northend to celebrate gay Pride with a call to action to the larger gay community — Black Lives Matter.

COVID-19 Redraws the 2020 LGBTQ Travel Roadmap

CMI Survey Shows Current Trends

Friends of Dorothy feel her pain, and they’re aware the prospect of summer travel requires a new type of yellow brick road — one that will take them over the rainbow and back, free to venture out into the world without putting their lives, or anyone else’s, at risk.

Ask Brian: How Can I Reinvent Myself?

‘Coming Out’ of COVID-19

Whether it was something you started brainstorming right away or something that occurred to you somewhere along in the quarantined state of the world, “How can I use this time to reinvent myself?”

Voting in America

How LGBTQ Organizations have Mobilized the Community

The Stonewall Riots were a response to police brutality and a system of oppression against LGBTQ people that had gone on for years. It was sparked by the bravery of black and brown young people and became a pivotal moment of visibility launching the modern gay rights movement and bringing our community out of the shadows and the closets that had been built around us

A Survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Cancer

She Just Became a Major — On Her Porch

The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a formal military ceremony full of pomp and circumstance followed by a party packed with loved ones.