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‘Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity StoriesI Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour’

Out in Print

Some people collect glassware. Others collect books or sweaters or Santa statues or fancy cars or any one of a million things there are more than two of. Scientists say that, as a species, we’re hard-wired to do it, even if you just collect friends.

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‘STRONG’ participants take on capitol

Carolinas News Notes

On Feb. 8 a crowd of 30,000 individuals marched and rallied in downtown Raleigh at the 14th annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly and Moral March.

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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.

News Briefs for 02.21.20

Beyond the Carolinas

News from across the globe for 02.21.20.

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You Are Never Gay Enough!

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “Why do gay people always have to push the limits, like the way they dress, act and the art they produce? It’s often so over the top. When is too much, too much?”

Car show, wine tasting, biking, and more

Queer Travelogue: Fun in Saugatuck, Mich.

You can’t beat a weekend in Saugatuck-Douglas in southwest Michigan. It’s the Midwest’s only gay resort area and just a short drive from Chicago, Detroit and many other cities. You can also fly into nearby Grand Rapids.

Pride Journey: Grand Rapids/Saugatuck

Queer Travelogue: Midwest Offers Charm and Friendliness

For the past few years, I’ve heard about a small town in Michigan known for its LGBTQ friendliness and charm. It wasn’t until I had the opportunity to visit Saugatuck and its neighboring town, Douglas that I got to experience it first-hand.