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Prides are Being Canceled

But the Movement Goes Online

L’Monique King is devastated, but hopeful. The New York native has attended New York Gay Pride for more than two decades, and she planned to go in June. Now, she and her life partner will celebrate from their Charlotte home this year.

TurnOUT the Vote

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

A report in MarketWatch grabbed attention across the queerosphere in early December with the headline “1 in 5 LGBTQ adults isn’t registered to vote, despite high 2020 stakes.”

Stonewall Anniversary Sheds New Light On Old History

Stonewall 50 Retrospective

On June 30th in New York City, after a weeklong abundance of celebrations, rallies and worldwide media attention, a group of longtime LGBTQ activists marched down Fifth Avenue carrying a banner that read: “Gay Liberation Front: First To March.”

Pride event hits 200k attendance mark

Event welcomes mayor, first responders, organizations, companies and a bounty of LGBTQ community members and allies

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade organizers have released estimates estimated attendance records for the Aug. 17-18 event. This year there were 200,000 that visited the two-day festival, topping the 2018 record of 165,000.

Interview: Rev. Paul Whiting

New Spiritual Leader comes to MCC Charlotte

The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. … As someone who has been part of that growth for the last 40 years, Rev. Paul Whiting has witnessed many of the important events in LGBTQ history since the 1980s.

Why Pride?

How the LGBTQ community came to own the word 'pride'

The word “pride” has become heavily associated with the LGBTQ community. It is the name of the yearly celebration including a festival and a parade for many communities.

Owning our heroic legacy at Stonewall 50

Guest Commentary: Flipping the victim narrative on its head, Stonewall liberated us to tell our stories in our own voices. There’s healing power in that—if we claim it.

The last weekend of June will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 riots at New York’s Stonewall Inn that launched the “modern” LGBTQ equality movement.

A Look at Queer History that Changed the World

Out in Print

If you are over age 55, you might have memories of the Stonewall Riots; vivid ones that may’ve become gauzy; or sketchy ones, perhaps, from the viewpoint of a child. If you’re under age 55, the Stonewall Riots are undoubtedly just a story to you, and there’s a lot for you to learn. To mark the anniversary of this event that altered so many lives, look for these new books…