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COVID-19 Vaccine

Health & Wellness: Two Local Residents Volunteer for Testing

After only nine months there are already multiple potentially-viable vaccines available around the world to inoculate people against the novel coronavirus.

HRC, EFI Release 2020 Municipal Equality Index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Equality Federation Institute have recently released their Municipal Equality Index that touts a record-setting national average for localities who continue to lead the way on equality, “even in times of national crisis and absent state and federal leadership,” the organizations said.

Holiday Gift Guide, 2020

Local Buying Options Provide Unique Alternatives

As COVID-19 cases surge across the state, the holidays are sure to look different this year. Resisting the urge to host parties or see family (in person) could just save a life, and with potential lockdowns looming, this year’s gift guide was created with the pandemic in mind.

Lunch Boxes of Love

Raleigh LGBTQ Church Supports Those in Need During the Pandemic

Rev. Vance Haywood welcomed congregants during a livestreamed service on a Sunday. In a green chasuble, he spoke about the challenges of coming together during a pandemic and welcomed viewers even beyond North Carolina. “We’re in this work together,” he said before sitting quietly, hands crossed at a distance behind Rev. Paully Adams who delivered a sermon about reclaiming the power of prayer.

Charlotte’s Energetic Growth

The Queen City is Now Larger than San Francisco

According to new official U.S. Census information, Charlotte, N.C. is now the 15th largest city in the country. This information looks at residents inside city limits only. In this way Charlotte far outranks Atlanta, which is only the 39th largest city.

Court Blocks Enforcement of Graham’s Protest Ban Ordinance

Carolinas News Notes

In response to a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed on July 3 by civil rights groups, a federal judge granted a consent temporary restraining order on July 6 following an agreement reached by the City of Graham, the Alamance County Sheriff and plaintiffs.

Voting in America

How LGBTQ Organizations have Mobilized the Community

The Stonewall Riots were a response to police brutality and a system of oppression against LGBTQ people that had gone on for years. It was sparked by the bravery of black and brown young people and became a pivotal moment of visibility launching the modern gay rights movement and bringing our community out of the shadows and the closets that had been built around us