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A deeper look into the world of furries

Three Individuals Share Their Stories of Finding Freedom in This Misunderstood Fandom

Existing for more than 30 years, the fandom known as furries has become a worldwide phenomenon. While used interchangeably and embracing different connotations, furries, in short, are animal characters with human-like characteristics (anthropomorphic).

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Big Impact with a Small Footprint

Tiny Home Village Addresses Homelessness in Denver. Does it Create a Transformational Path to Stable Housing for People in Other Cities Like Charlotte?

Freddie Martin, a student of history and anthropology, talks to me outside his home in Denver on a cloudy day in December. He’s a formidable character who grew up in Beaumont, Texas with strong viewpoints on the state of politics in our country.

Motor City Getaway

Queer Travelogue: Bring Your Passport — We Are Going to the D

Grab your passport. Your Detroit weekend getaway includes a trip to Windsor, Ontario (Canada) — just two miles away via bridge or tunnel.

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Our People: Judith Jeffries

Volunteer, Charlotte LGBTQ Elder, Wife

Upon retiring from her 20+ year career from Carolinas HealthCare System, Judith A Jeffries began devoting much of her time to volunteering in the LGBTQ community.

Getting To Know ‘MAJESTY’ Author Jake Biondi

‘BOYSTOWN’ Creator Shares Storylines

Since 2013, Jake Biondi has brought his “BOYSTOWN” series to audiences and readers alike. Then in 2018, he added a new series, “MAJESTY,” which is set in the Medieval era.

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‘A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston’

Out in Print

Robyn Crawford rose early that morning in 1980: her basketball coach needed help registering counselors for summer programs. Crawford was 19 and thinking about college, but 17-year-old Whitney Houston was one of the people waiting to register and Crawford was smitten.

Innercise: Dispelling the Dark, Part 2

Health & Wellness: Caffeine Is Not Your Friend

I don’t really drink coffee for pleasure. I drink it only if it’s already available, and I happen to need a jolt of energy. Otherwise, I just really don’t ever think about it. I greatly prefer tea, especially green and white.