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Hope Rings Out Through Community Resolutions

Thoughts on 2021 and Going Forward

If the new year is anything to us all, it’s the opportunity for a reset from the year prior and to allow us to see how we would like to see our lives going forward. … Amidst all of this, community leaders and members across the Carolinas have begun to chart a new course for 2021. Here are some of those voices who have shared their resolutions for a brighter, better year ahead.

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Highlighting Numismatics and Diversity

Republicans are still up to those same tricks they pulled during the Great Depression. As a diversity consultant and numismatist (a collector of money), I am now finding some interesting connections between our nation’s money and our diversity as a nation.

In Memoriam: 2020

Year Sees Record-Breaking Deaths in Transgender Community

In what has been described as the most-deadly on record, over 40 transgender and gender non-conforming individuals lost their lives to acts of violence thus far in 2020.

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

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Spiritual Reflections: Finding Joy in the Midst of Devastation

With everything going on around us, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of chaos and the magnitude of the issues we face. Like many of you, I have found myself looking for hope, and knowing all too well the feeling of fear and confusion.

In Memoriam: 09.04.20

COVID-19 Community Losses Continue

In March, we started documenting the lives of LGBTQ people who have died from COVID-19. With over 5 Million positive cases and over 180,000 deaths in the U.S., the pandemic continues to impact the country. A lack of LGBTQ-inclusive data makes it difficult to know the full impact of the coronavirus on our community.

Report Highlights Unique LGBTQ Landscape and Advocacy in the U.S. South

Carolinas News Notes

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) have released “Telling a New Southern Story: LGBTQ Resilience, Resistance, and Leadership,” a new report examining the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South. The report was released in partnership with the Equality Federation.