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RAIN – QNotes

Exploring the world of drag

The History, Types and Tips for the Curious

The evolution of drag some say dates back to Shakespeare when men dressing as girls would perform plays on stage. Others say drag goes even further back in time.

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.

Our People: Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas

King-Henry-Brockington Archivists

Tina Wright and Nikki Lynn Thomas are both archivists at J. Murray Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) involved with the King-Henry-Brockington Archive, a collection of materials relating to LGBTQ history in Charlotte.

Our People: Robert Dogens

Retired Banker, Community Activist

Retired banker Robert Frank Dogens is well-known in Charlotte’s prominent finance sector as a former senior vice president at Wells Fargo, but he’s made as much of an impact, if not more, as a community activist.

Hopes and aspirations for paying it forward

Community leaders share their New Year’s resolutions

The new year is upon us and what better time to discover and reflect on what we want this annual restart to become for us.
Carolinas LGBTQ and allied community leaders have shared their resolutions and hopes for 2019.

It’s the season for giving

Organizations share their holiday wish lists

It’s the season to be jolly, merry and gay. It’s also an important time of the year to support LGBTQ organizations who support the community in any way possible so that they can continue to offer the community vital services, solace and more.

Regional: HIV/AIDS Advocates, Faith Summit, Aging Training

Carolinas News Notes

Patients, healthcare providers, community leaders and advocates gathered on June 12 for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2018, Equality North Carolina (ENC) has announced that Bree Newsome has accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the NC Faith Forward “Uniting For Our Future” summit on July 14 and Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects, Village Hearth Cohousing (Durham, N.C.) architect and pioneer of senior cohousing in North America, will host Study Group 1 Aging Successfully (SG1) Online Facilitator Training.