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Print Edition 2018-06-01 – QNotes

Pride and Protest

In these locales around the world, Pride’s primary purpose remains a protest

What started out in New York City’s Greenwich Village in June 1969 as a protest has morphed through the ensuing decades into an annual celebration and commemoration for our global LGBTQ community.

Headline acts blanket the nation

A sampling of major Pride festivals’ entertainment line-up

Across the U.S. during the month of June, big cities stage their annual Pride festivals to honor the history and celebrate what it is to have Pride.

Carolinas overflow with Pride

Festival resource list spans two states, from mountains to sea

It’s that time of the year when the LGBTQ community sets out to celebrate Pride Month. To keep the tradition going, here is a list of the celebrations taking place all over the Carolinas.

Charlotte: Author Lecture, Chamber Expo, Impromptu Concert, Band Changes

Carolinas News Notes

Lesbian author Paula Martinac will speak about her novel, “The Ada Decades,” on June 18, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will hold its Pride in Business Expo on June 26, Carolina Voices’ 18-member ensemble Impromptu will present its “Creative A Cappella” season finale concert on June 23 and the Charlotte Pride Band has a new artistic director, Dr. John Ross, and an assistant director, Cameron Elliott.

Triangle: ‘Grief’ Screening, Chorus Concert, ASO PrEP-ares, Cohousing Participants

Carolinas News Notes

The premiere film screening of the documentary “Grief Journeys” will take place on June 16, the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus will present their “Journey to the Past” spring concert on June 2, the Triangle Empowerment Project has invited the community to “Ignite Durham! ‘Are we PrEP-ared?’ on June 25, the Triangle Expo for LGBTQ Aging Adults will be held on June 23 and Village Hearth Cohousing is seeking participants to fill the last four units of its residential project.

Western: ASO Acknowledgements, Yard Sale, Vet Benefit

Carolinas News Notes

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance will celebrate HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on June 5, a Metropolitan Community Church Sacred Journey yard sale has been rescheduled for June 23 and a fundraising Full Moon in June benefit is being held for Aura Home Women Vets on June 29.