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Our People: Dee Murray

Career Nurse, Wife, Mom, and Grandmother

Dee Murray was born and raised in Kings Mountain, N.C. She relocated to Charlotte at a young age and has worked as a healthcare provider since her mid teens.
Murray worked as a nurse’s aide while raising children until obtaining her nursing degree around the age of 40. She is currently an RN for Novant Health in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) where she has worked for the last 10 years.

Campus Pride Moves to Digital Operational Model

Carolinas News Notes

Campus Pride has announced that it has permanently taken its operations fully online to virtually meet the needs of LGBTQ college students across the country. The decision came after the national non-profit adapted its staffing model and all in-person programming during the summer and fall to an online format.

Wear Your Politics

Blue Chronicles

My head is cut off, but the T-shirt is an integral part of this edition of the #bluechronicles. We can’t let Trump supporters normalize his absurdity. I’m on a mission to wear social justice gear every day to promote my values.

In Memoriam: 09.04.20

COVID-19 Community Losses Continue

In March, we started documenting the lives of LGBTQ people who have died from COVID-19. With over 5 Million positive cases and over 180,000 deaths in the U.S., the pandemic continues to impact the country. A lack of LGBTQ-inclusive data makes it difficult to know the full impact of the coronavirus on our community.

Our People: Shann Fulton

Chair for Charlotte Black Pride

Chair of Charlotte Black Pride (CBP), Shann Fulton, was born in Savannah, Ga. and grew up in different areas of South Carolina’s Low Country. In 2013, Fulton relocated to Charlotte from Columbia, S.C., and has been an active member of the community ever since.

Staying In, Singing Out

Gay Choruses Keep Singing During COVID-19

In a country where discrimination remains widespread against LGBTQ people, G-Voice has offered much-needed community and has continued to offer a message of hope during the pandemic — one that is being repeated by choruses here in Charlotte.

Cultural power center launches fellowship

Beyond the Carolinas

The Center for Cultural Power, formerly CultureStrike, in partnership with 5050by2020 announced the launch of The Disruptors Fellowship — a five-month program that will be awarded to 10 artists of color who identify as transgender and/or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.