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Our People: Brisa Ramirez

Charlotte Pride Board Member, Analyst, Community Volunteer

Brisa Ramirez is a member of the board for Charlotte Pride and an analyst at 25 Capital. Ramirez is one of the United States’ 600,000+ beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy that allows individuals brought to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and gain an education in the country.

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Pride Journey — Providence, Rhode Island

Queer Travelogue: Plenty of Fun in the Nation’s Smallest State

Being a proud gay journalist, I’ve travelled to dozens of Pride events around the world. From São Paulo, Brazil to Nashville, Tenn., I’ve seen just about everything. But, the one thing I had never seen was a night-time parade. That all changed in Providence. Yes…Providence, R.I.!

Fat is not fab

Health & Wellness: Fat Acceptance Is a Morbid Idea

For many years I would cheer and congratulate people when they would say something along the lines of, “I’m fat, but I love myself as I am. And anyone who doesn’t agree isn’t my friend!”

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‘Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color’

Out in Print

At its most basic, it’s just a piece of cloth. A nice poly-blend, perhaps, or a hank of nylon in a fade-resistant color. There are holes in one end to fasten to a pole or rope, but it’s otherwise just a piece of cloth. Yet, people have died for it and, as in the new book “Rainbow Warrior” by Gilbert Baker, that flag could be the fabric of revolution.

Sheriff to join Pride parade

Carolinas News Notes

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden will be a participant in the upcoming Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Aug. 18 in Uptown Charlotte.

Buff Faye wins NEOY crown

Beyond the Carolinas

On July 28 Charlotte, N.C.’s Buff Faye was crowned Miss National Entertainer of the Year (NEOY) 2019 at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Ky.

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Governor issues executive order

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 2 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used for conversion therapy for minors, including North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced.

Public opinion survey data released

Beyond the Carolinas

The NC AIDS Action Network (NCAAN), Latino Commission on AIDS (LCA) and Southern AIDS Coalition released new results of a public opinion survey data from seven southern states showing strong support for public policies to combat HIV. NCAAN and LCA presented the results of the survey at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in late July.

S.C. welcomes black Pride

Carolinas News Notes

The 14th Annual South Carolina Black Gay Pride, “Speak Now!!!,” will be held from Aug. 22-25 at several venues across the capital city.