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Our People – QNotes

Our People: Dr. Jay Hreiz

Veterinarian, Confidant, Adventurer

Pennsylvania native Dr. Jay Hreiz is a practicing veterinarian and owner of Queen City Animal Hospital (QCAH) in Charlotte, N.C. and says he is grateful for the opportunity to provide a warm and welcoming environment with excellent veterinary care to members of the community.

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Our People: Matt Stone

Problem-Solver, Analyzer, Dreamer

Alongside his team, real-estate broker Matt Stone is providing the community in Charlotte, N.C. with an outlet to LGBTQ-friendly home buying, which has often been challenging to find for those in our community.

Our People: Dawn Pugh

Realtor, Mommy, Wife

Darlington, S.C. native Dawn Pugh is a local realtor and certified luxury home marketing specialist. After finding her niche in newly-renovated and constructed residential properties, Pugh established the Dawn Pugh Team real-estate brand by joining Victoria Green and Joe O’Meara.

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Our People: Peyton-Namir Johnson

Son, Friend, Producer

Peyton-Namir Johnson, 20, is doing his part in the LGBTQ community by serving on Time Out Youth Center’s (TOY) Youth Senate leadership team, whose primary purpose is to ensure that the center’s youth have a platform to share their ideas and to voice any concerns they may have.

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. 

Our People: Cory Davis

Musician, Techie, Community Builder

Cory Davis joined One Voice’s LGBTQIA and allied chorus in the summer of 2019 as their new artistic director. Davis is a career musician with 12 years of experience in choral conducting as well as having a background in non-profit development and management.

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Our People: Linton Walker, Jr.

HIV/AIDS Advocate, Awareness-Apparel Line Creator, Husband

Linton Walker, Jr. is taking a stance against the negative stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Upon being diagnosed with HIV in 2011, Walker said he began experiencing a great deal of judgment and discrimination stemming from his status.

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.

Our People: Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

LGBTQ Rights Activist

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the founder and executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). She founded CSE in 2011 and has worked on LGBTQ rights campaigns since 2011.

Our People: Erin Goldstein

Mom, Small Business Owner, Advocate

Time Out Youth Board Chair Erin Goldstein is a native Charlottean who has a passion for family and adventure. In her downtime from work and being a mom and wife, she and her business partner and best friend, Malone, operate a T-shirt business promoting LGBTQ pride in the Charlotte, N.C. area.