Having done drag now for eight years, it makes me wonder: How are things changing? One thing that never changes is the business side of drag. It is not cheap to look fabulous and everything has a price.
Several years ago, I mentioned to my brother my desire to go to therapy. His response was “What’s wrong with you?” Needless to say, upon asking others, the basic assumption was that something was wrong with me.
qnotes recently published a story about transgender name changes (“Avoiding a name change nightmare” Vol. 31, No. 7). I have represented the LGBT community for over 20 years, and I regularly obtain name changes for my transgender clients.
Frankie Israel won a youth scholarship, a church is fighting racism, Queen City Theatre has mounted ‘P.S. Your Cat Is Dead’, muscians have joined the HB2 fight and ‘Fun Home’ is hitting the road with a Charlotte native.
Social justice and HIV/AIDS conferences have been slated, NCAAN has announced its award winners, an LGBT-friendly folk festival heats up in Greensboro, an OUT at the Movies film screening is upcoming and Pride Winston-Salem T-shirts are on sale.
Anti-HB2 activists have started a yard sign campaign, Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus is holding auditions, the ENC Gala date has been set, an AIDS walk is stepping out and a crowdfunding effort is underway for a Power Company reunion.
The largest union of federal government employees has applauded the federal government’s announcement that transgender federal workers must be able to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.
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