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Person of the Year: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts

2016 Year in Review — Retrospective: Amidst controversy and criticism, mayor advocates with character

With 2016 drawing to a close, many people reflect that it has been a trying year, especially for those North Carolinians passionate about LGBTQ issues. The city of Charlotte has been home to many decisive events over the last 12 months, and its mayor has taken part in them all. As qnotes’ Person of the Year, Mayor Roberts wants to be known as “someone who’s a fighter, who’s not afraid to face criticism, who’s not afraid to go against the grain when change was needed.”

He is a true champion

2016 Year in Review — Retrospective: From the offices of ENC to the capitol, Chris Sgro stands out

The executive director of Equality North Carolina (ENC) has had a busy year during 2016. He has worked tirelessly on issues that surround making Tar Heel State’s LGBTQ citizens better. And, that has not been easy, especially in the face of the alt-Right’s agenda to “push ‘em gays down and strip ‘em of their rights.”

The silver and small screens feature best of an eventful year

2016 Year in Review — Retrospective: Love stories, drama, comedies and documentaries highlighted

Top five LGBTQ love stories Everybody say, “Love!” I’ve been a firm believer in the recently popular sentiment that “if the love doesn’t feel like 1990s R&B, I don’t want it.” I mean, nothing says “love” quite like SWV’s “Weak.” Am I right? Sadly, my love for “The Boy is Mine” hasn’t exactly helped me …

Org releases lists on life, diversity and more

2016 Year in Review — Retrospective: GLAAD looks back at the past year’s great LGBTQ moments from the entertainment industry

GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy organization has released a look at the celebrities who “made waves” when they came out as LGBTQ during 2016. Each “have the unique opportunity to influence the global conversation on LGBTQ acceptance by sharing their stories and elevating the voices of others from their unique and individual platforms,” the organization shared

8 Patterns of Wellness — Part 5 of 8: Conditioning

Health & Wellness

In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the 8 patterns that comprise the Integre8t Wellness program. With these fundamentals in place, you can expect to see enhanced results from your fitness plan. Parts 1-4 have covered breath, hydration, nutrition and strength. The fifth pattern is conditioning.

Triad: Foundation launches campaign

Carolinas News Notes

The Guilford Green Foundation launched its first-ever “100 Strong” campaign which will help build a “Greater Greensboro with a thriving LGBTQ community that elevates all” and a vision of advancing equality and inclusion for LGBTQ communities through unity.