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SFC Supervisor Seeks to Preserve Icons Home

Beyond the Carolinas

District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced a resolution to designate the former home of pioneering LGBTQ and civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin as a local historic landmark.

Data Shows Dynamics in Same-Sex Families

Beyond the Carolinas

The United States Census Bureau has reported that same-sex married couples have a higher median household income than opposite-sex married couples, but their poverty rates are not significantly different, according to 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) findings released on Sept. 17.

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Press A, Be Gay: LGBTQ Representation in Video Games

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

In the 2014 Playstation 4 game “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army. As the son of a powerful political family, Dorian trained in magical arts under the best instructors, and his life at first glance appears to be one of privilege.

Rosedale Health and Wellness Launches COVID-19 Trial

The novel coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. As of Sept. 23, there were over 31 million global cases and nearly 7 million in the United States. During the week of Sept. 20, we also saw the number of deaths in the United States surpass the grim benchmark of 200,000.

COVID-19: Its Journey Since December 2019

A Look at Reported Specs and a Firsthand Account from an N.C. Gay Couple

North Carolina residents and married couple Brian McCann and Tom Costales know first-hand how devastating the impact of COVID-19 can truly be. Both men became infected and extremely ill, were hospitalized, fought the illness and have lived to tell their stories.

Transgender Group Endorses Biden for President

The National Center for Transgender Equality Helps to Secure Voters

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) stated in a press release announcing that their NCTE Action Fund had endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States.

Coronavirus Journal Five

Jesse's Journal

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend Ron and I left town and spent a weekend at Vitambi Springs, the popular wilderness resort and campground near Clewiston, Fla. for rest and relaxation.

‘War’ Hero

An Interview with Gay Historian and Writer Eric Cervini

…anyone looking for a compeling and juicy queer history read need look no further than “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America” (FSG, 2020) by Eric Cervini. Cervini, who received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, took it upon himself to introduce readers to Frank Kameny, a legendary figure in the fight for LGBTQ rights.

Bostock v. Clayton County

Legal Eagles: What the Landmark Ruling Means for LGBT Rights

Before the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock, sexual orientation or gender identity were not always included as a protected class — essentially leaving room for discrimination against LGBT individuals to take place.