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Our People – QNotes

Our People: Gwendolyn Ashley Richards

Entrepreneur, Videographer, Photographer

Originally from Harlem, N.Y., Gwendolyn Ashley Richards, 28, is an ambitious young person in the LGBTQ community. She has a number of creative talents and has a professional background in photography and videography.

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Our People: Dennis Fox

Visual Merchandiser Retiree, Studio 25 Decor Holiday Decorator, Designer

Dennis Fox is a retired visual merchandiser who has a knack for large-scale interior decorating and design. Although Fox left his position at Value City Furniture nearly two years ago, he is still quite the worker bee.

Our People: Dr. Douglas Meardon

CMC Biddle Point Family and HIV Care Physician

Dr. Douglas Meardon was born and raised in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

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Our People: Dr. Laura Levin

Atrium Health Pediatrician

Dr. Laura Levin became a local LGBTQ public figure after coming out as transgender publically a little over five years ago and has used her platform to promote transgender awareness and advocacy.

Our People: Min. Veronica Daughety

Founder of Shackless Ministry

Newark, N.J. native, Min. Veronica Daughety worked in radio for most of her life, but in 2018 she began pursuing something she had started 10 years prior. Fulfilling what Daughety describes as a vision from God, she founded Shack

Our People: Dee Murray

Career Nurse, Wife, Mom, and Grandmother

Dee Murray was born and raised in Kings Mountain, N.C. She relocated to Charlotte at a young age and has worked as a healthcare provider since her mid teens.
Murray worked as a nurse’s aide while raising children until obtaining her nursing degree around the age of 40. She is currently an RN for Novant Health in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) where she has worked for the last 10 years.

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Our People: Justin ‘J.’ Clapp

Drag Performer, Activist, Educator

Justin Clapp, more commonly known as J. Clapp, is the interim executive director at the LGBTQ Center of Durham in North Carolina. Clapp also holds two other positions: one as a director at Duke University in the university’s Office of Access and Outreach, and the other as founder and chair of Pride: Durham.

Our People: Mike Hargett

Local Entrepreneur, Owner of Detour Coffeebar

Owner of the Detour Coffeebar Truck, Mike Hargett, is a local entrepreneur in Charlotte. For the majority of his life, he worked in corporate America doing office work.

Our People: Matt Davis

Local LGBTQ Young Person, UNCC Finance Major

Matthew (Matt) Davis is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), as well as a customer service associate at White Rabbit located in Charlotte.