free hit counters
Raleigh – QNotes

Pride fests in N.C.

From East to West, Upcoming Pride Festivals

Just because June has passed, it doesn’t mean celebrating our Pride is over! Many cities in NC have pride festivals this month.

Raleigh center hosts awards event

Carolinas News Notes

The Raleigh LGBT Center is holding its 2019 Fall Achievement Benefit on Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St. The wear-what-you-want annual event allows the center to acknowledge publicly those individuals who have given of themselves to the community.

Primary elections to decide key races

Carolinas News Notes

Across Mecklenburg County and North Carolina the upcoming primary on Sept. 10 will bring candidates one step closer to election and the square-off between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop will leave one person victorious in securing the 9th District House of Representatives seat. McCready has secured endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign.

Governor issues executive order

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 2 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used for conversion therapy for minors, including North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced.

Say it loud, I am black and I am proud

A Look at Black Gay Prides in the Tar Heel State

Black Prides offers a safe place where people who identify as black and LGBTQ people could have safe spaces to celebrate their unique identities. In North Carolina, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Charlotte have all had Prides focused on the black community.

Our People: Ames Simmons

Policy Director, Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons is a queer, transgender white man who serves as the first-ever director of Trans Policy at Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

Conviction upheld in assault on trans woman

Melvin Lamar Fields Sentence Based Upon an Assault Inflicting Seriously Bodily Injury

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man charged with attacking and maiming a transgender woman in a November 2015 attack.

Advocates descend on General Assembly

Carolinas News Notes

The NC HIV & AIDS Advocacy Day was held on March 12 in Raleigh, N.C. where patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, and advocates gathered for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2019.