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Free museums, cherry blossoms, and more

It’s always a great time to visit or revisit Washington, D.C. — or DMV as the locals call it (the District, Maryland, and Virginia). Winter ended March 1 and spring is about to arrive which, of course, means cherry blossoms. There’s so much to do —  and much of it free.

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LGBTQ Cohousing in Durham

An Intentional Plan for Living Together Opens This Spring

Somewhat surprisingly, the first and only LGBTQ cohousing community in the country, Village Hearth Cohousing (VHC) is located at the back of the Eno Trace neighborhood of Durham, N.C. just 15 minutes from Duke University and Downtown.

Community Gardening

A Nourishing Project for the Body and Soul

If you’re going to start gardening, get ready soon! Planting day is April 15, and you’ll want to be prepared with all your seeds, sprouts, materials and tools. But what if you don’t have a yard, or even a patio or balcony?

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The foliage is blossoming across the Carolinas

Outdoor Gardens Welcome Visitors in Search of Nature’s Colors

Spring has sprung (actually, it’s been doing that for a while, but it has not been official until now). With unseasonably warm weather as early as mid-January and climate changes, the Carolinas have been witnessing peeks of yellow, fuchsia, pink and more, announcing the advent of the equinox.

Nudism in North Carolina

13 Questions with North Carolina Naturists Member, Roy

Have you ever thought about going to a social gathering wearing absolutely nothing? That’s right, being completely nude while mingling with friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Well, for naturists, also referred to as nudists, this is quite the norm.

Mile High Fun

Queer Travelogue: Your Denver Weekend

Denver is a Millennial magnet and has grown 20 percent since 2010. The metro area now has 2.9 million people. Happily, they put in an excellent light rail system in anticipation of the boom.

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Our People: Samis Rose

Longtime pillar of Charlotte’s LGBTQ community, Samis Rose helped create various organizations attributable to making it possible for today’s generation in Charlotte to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. 

Bananas are not Your Enemy

Health & Wellness: The Recently Maligned Sweet Treat

Bananas are quite amazing, aren’t they? I suppose one might take a pause saying that in an LGBTQ publication. But fear not intrepid reader, we are going to discuss something far more interesting: the nutritional value of many people’s favorite fruit.

We’ve Never Met, But I’m In Love

A reader asks: “A few months ago I met a guy on the Internet who lives in another state. We talk on the phone a lot, but we’ve never met. Now, I am falling in love and I want to tell him. Is this a good idea?”