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An Unrequited Love Tale

Tell Trinity

Dearest Trinity, I’ve been going after this guy for over a year now. Even though he’s friendly and sweet, he still won’t date me. I know I’m not his type but how can I get him to fall for me? Dream Chaser, Seattle, WA Dearest Dream Chaser, Life is too short to play a losing …

Black, Queer and in the Pulpit

Black LGBTQ Clergy Offer Support to Community at a Tough Time

In the midst of battling systemic racism in our communities, criminal justice reform and LGBTQ alliance building, a pandemic rages on — one that disproportionately affects the Black community and LGBTQ people.

Biden Pledges Support to LGBTQ Community

A Q&A with Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden

This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden starts out with a meeting in 2012 when a group of us met in the Vice President’s office in the White House to find a way to fund an LGBTQ senior affordable living facility.  That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, a hallmark of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We start there.

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 14 – Bernárd Lynch

Catholic Priest

b. May 17, 1943 “Sexuality and spirituality are seen … in continuous and consistent conflict.” Fr. Bernárd Lynch is a gay Irish Catholic priest, activist and author. Renowned for his work with the HIV/AIDS community, he founded the first AIDS ministry in New York City in 1982. He was the first Catholic priest in the …

Our History and Our Present

Legal Eagles: Pauli Murray’s Impact on LGBTQ+ Law

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, who, in 21st century terms, was a gender non-conforming attorney, activist, scholar, writer, professor and priest.

Pride Is a Spiritual Virtue

Spiritual Reflections

Today, LGBTQ+ Pride is everywhere — products, workplaces, social media and more. Although June is traditionally Pride month, Charlotte enjoys a double shot by celebrating in August.

Our People: Quin Williams

Artist, Healer, Activist

Charlotte native Quen Williams, better known by her persona and preferred name Minx, is a Queen City queer-artist who uses poetry and spoken word to express her pro-feministic views.