There’s no doubt that in the last four years, LGBTQ+ Americans have been set back. But true to our roots, LGBTQ+ Americans have persevered and fought back at every attack hurled our way. And now—in the most important election of our lifetime.
The buzzing sound of clippers fills a small barbershop tucked away at Salon Plaza off Galleria Blvd. in Charlotte. Owners Alicia Phillips, who goes by Brown, and Sakinah Dunlap are all smiles and laughter behind their masks. These two women know how to make you feel at home.
Black Prides offers a safe place where people who identify as black and LGBTQ people could have safe spaces to celebrate their unique identities. In North Carolina, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Charlotte have all had Prides focused on the black community.
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