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Print Edition 2020-08-21 – QNotes

Cool Globes

A new public art exhibition in Charlotte helps feed that need for art this fall, while also educating around an important global science issue. “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” features 35 globe sculptures, each sharing a simple way individuals or businesses can reduce climate change.

Convention Watch

Record Number of LGBTQ Delegates Represent North Carolina

North Carolina had a record-number of 18 LGBTQ delegates representing the state at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

Transgender Group Endorses Biden for President

The National Center for Transgender Equality Helps to Secure Voters

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) stated in a press release announcing that their NCTE Action Fund had endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States.

‘Disarm Hate’ Chronicles Experiences of Nine LGBTQ Activists

Galvanizing Nature of Documentary Looks at Advocacy for Gun Control Following the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

The riveting documentary film “Disarm Hate,” narrated by the iconic actor Harvey Fierstein, seeks to create awareness about gun violence against the LGBTQ community following the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando that took 49 lives as the impetus.

Rufus Rules

An Interview with Rufus Wainwright

For those who have been counting (and patiently waiting), it’s been eight (!) years since Rufus Wainwright has released an album of original pop music. Rest assured that with “Unfollow the Rules” (BMG), Wainwright doesn’t disappoint.

Remembering HIV in the Time of COVID-19

Patients and Providers Still Battle HIV

September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day — a day to call attention to the growing population of older adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Black August: an Observance & a Celebration

Political Voices

As we head into the thick heat of summer, Equality North Carolina is inviting our communities all across the state to join us in observation of Black August — a month-long period of remembrance about the history of anti-Black, violent, systematic oppression in this country and the giants and revolutionaries who laid the foundation for the work of our movements today.