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Print Edition 2020-05-01 – QNotes

A Virtual Walk

The 2020 AIDS WALK CLT Goes Online During COVID-19

In its 24th year, AIDS WALK Charlotte is one of the largest HIV awareness and fundraising events in the Carolinas. Due to shelter-in-place orders, this year’s event has gone virtual.

Acts of Kindness

People Respond to COVID-19 in Amazing Ways in Charlotte

During this time of shelter-in-place, many in our community are facing unprecedented feelings of isolation and depression. These simple acts of kindness can brighten what seems like a mundane existence.

Dispelling Fear

HIV And COVID-19

They’re scared. Nearly 40 years after HIV/AIDS decimated the gay community, a new virus is raising fears once again. The fear may be unwarranted.

Implications of Pandemic Pose Significant Risk to LGBTQ Youth

Mental Health Concerns are on the Rise Since Closing of Schools

The coronavirus outbreak is presenting LGBTQ youth with a new set of unique challenges. The widespread school closures throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are preventing LGBTQ youth from accessing vital resources provided by schools.

States Adjust to New Voting Methods Amid Pandemic

Primary Watch: Biden takes Wyoming and Alaska and DNC Postponed

The 2020 Democratic primary elections push forward amid the coronavirus outbreak, with the remaining states adjusting their contests by implementing safer voting practices per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The two most recent primaries to take place were Wyoming and Alaska, who both held their contests entirely by mail.

In Memoriam: Part 2

COVID-19 Community Losses Continue

Philanthropist and LGBTQ advocate Robby Browne died on April 11 at his home in New York. He was 72 years old.

COVID 19: Career Challenges

4 Reasons for Females, Minorities to Consider Entrepreneurialism After a Career Setback

I am very interested in diversity within the small business realm, and want to promote larger companies doing business with diverse suppliers, especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our work life.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

Even with two back-to-back hit singles, “Ladies Night” and “Countdown,” Hollywood Holland is still a midwestern girl in a big city. Holland earned the nickname “Hollywood Holland” after packing up everything she owned in her Mercury Cougar and road tripping to California to chase her dreams.

Our People: Matt Stone

Problem-Solver, Analyzer, Dreamer

Alongside his team, real-estate broker Matt Stone is providing the community in Charlotte, N.C. with an outlet to LGBTQ-friendly home buying, which has often been challenging to find for those in our community.