“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.
“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.
Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed and replaced by its problematic descendant, HB 142, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues.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.