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Shane Windmeyer – QNotes

Drag queens go live (from home)

As COVID-19 Closes Bars and Nightclubs, Drag is Finding a New Online Resilience

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says drag queen Delighted Tobehere. Like many of us, she is waiting to see how the drag world continues to adapt to the challenges the community is facing with the coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders closing bars and nightclubs around the country.

Buff Faye wins NEOY crown

Beyond the Carolinas

On July 28 Charlotte, N.C.’s Buff Faye was crowned Miss National Entertainer of the Year (NEOY) 2019 at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Ky.

Charlotte: ‘Christians,’ Polls, New Venues, Crowdfunding, RAIN Initiative

Carolinas News Notes

“The Christians” will hold its North Carolina premiere during Sept. 13-Oct. 1, OUT to the Polls will offer free early vote shuttle service on Aug. 26, the entertainment industry has new options for LGBTQ patrons in the Queen City, Lara Americo created an Indiegogo crowdfunding page to gather funds for her Comic Girl Coffee & Books and RAIN’s Empowering Positive Youth (EPY) program continues to be a vital resource.

Campus Pride reports deficit as a result of HB2

Government travel bans cost org event attendance

Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed and replaced by its problematic descendant, HB 142, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues. One North-Carolina-based national LGBTQ advocacy organization is still suffering ramifications from the state’s notoriously discriminatory laws.

Campus Scene: Org releases policy recs

Carolinas News Notes

Campus Pride has released its national transgender-inclusive policy recommendations for fraternities and sororities. It was developed by a workgroup and the Lambda 10 Project steering committee.