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Charlotte Pride highlights queer talent in 2019

Entertainers at This Year’s Festival Dish on Their Art and Community

The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade is just around the corner — and with it comes an awesome line-up of entertainment on both the Wells Fargo main stage and Truliant Federal Credit Union community stage.

New York Pride/World Pride

Jesse's Journal

Wherever you went, from Harlem to Brooklyn, queer people and our allies were in full force. Most of New York’s famous museums had LGBTQ exhibits. … the Village Voice photographer who captured the Stonewall Uprising, as well as other pivotal events in LGBTQ and New York City history.

Documentary series highlights familial struggles

‘A Love Supreme’ Documentary Explores Rupture, Isolation and Reconciliation Between Queer Black Southern Christians and Their Families

The online trailer for “A Love Supreme: Black, Queer, and Christian in the South,” is an upcoming documentary series following black Christian southern families striving to reconcile religiously instilled anti-LGBTQ beliefs with the immense love they have for their queer family members.

Interview: Rev. Paul Whiting

New Spiritual Leader comes to MCC Charlotte

The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. … As someone who has been part of that growth for the last 40 years, Rev. Paul Whiting has witnessed many of the important events in LGBTQ history since the 1980s.

Stonewall in the Arts

Films, Music Highlight the Gay Rights Movement

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. … Here are some films and collections of music that highlight the voices and experiences of those actually involved with the riot and the defiant, embattered queer culture that birthed it.

Let’s Try Swimming Again

Health & Wellness: Dipping a Toe into the Dating Pool

As I type this at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, my date from last night is still passed out on the couch. Given that he was blacked out and peed in the bed (possibly ruining a $5,000 Tempur-Pedic mattress), I honestly don’t care if he wakes up and reads this over my shoulder.

Family, struggle and solidarity in Charlotte’s gay bar scene

Looking Back with Gregg Brafford

In 1984, when Greg Brafford became part-owner of O’leens, one of Charlotte, N.C.’s most storied gay bars, the city was not far removed from the time when “suspected homosexuals” would be arrested in Freedom Park and have their names featured on the front page of The Charlotte Observer.