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Preserving Nina Simone’s History

Projects Pay Tribute to the North Carolina Native

A new mural on W. Trade Street in Charlotte portrays eight Black musicians from North Carolina, including the bisexual “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone. The project by Charlotte artist Tafo (a.k.a. Tony Feimster) and Abel Jackson is entitled “NC 8” and is supported by the Historic West End and the NoDa Neighborhood Association.

U.S. House Approves Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Beyond the Carolinas

On Sept. 21 the U.S. House of Representatives passed The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which when implemented will allow Americans to simply dial “988” to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, instead of the current 10-digit number.

Discrimination remains differentiator for LGBTQ home buyers and sellers

Beyond the Carolinas

Housing discrimination (and the fear of it) along with a desire for safe and welcoming neighborhoods differentiate LGBTQ homebuyers and sellers from non LGBTQ homebuyers and sellers according to National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professional’s (NAGLREP) fourth annual LGBT Real Estate Report.

From Bayard Rustin to Blossom C. Brown

15 Black LGBTQ Activists and Advocates

In honor of both King and Rustin’s legacies, qnotes is highlighting the contributions of 15 black LGBTQ leaders who have made, or are still making, an indelible mark on our history.