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2020 Call to Action

Carolinas News Notes

As we approach 2020, here are some ways to affect change and be part of the process.

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Community Special Alerts

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Here are a few ways that you can become engaged with the community on a larger scale.

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LGBTQ Southerner’s documented in new research

Carolinas News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) released “The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey,” which provided a groundbreaking look at the health and healthcare experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the southern U.S.

Shooting victim now paralyzed

Carolinas News Notes

Pedro Ventura, a Los Angeles, Calif. native and Dominican Republic immigrant who came to the U.S. as a child, was shot outside the Scandals nightclub in early October during the early morning hours and became paralyzed when the bullet penetrated his neck and became lodged in his C4 vertebra, Towleroad reported.

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Bisexual org chapter hits Triad

Carolinas News Notes

The Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad has been chosen for the newest chapter of amBi.org, a national group of social clubs for bisexuals. The first amBi chapter on the East Coast, amBi Triad NC joins 10 other locations.

Raleigh center hosts awards event

Carolinas News Notes

The Raleigh LGBT Center is holding its 2019 Fall Achievement Benefit on Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St. The wear-what-you-want annual event allows the center to acknowledge publicly those individuals who have given of themselves to the community.

Film fest welcomes noted creatives

Carolinas News Notes

The 2019 OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival will be held from Oct. 2-6 … featuring an array of 27 films from filmmakers covering a wide variety of themes, along with 10 Q&A sessions, five parties and one salon panel discussion. Additionally, 27 filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects will be in attendance.

Brewery creates benefit beer

Carolinas News Notes

On Sept. 12, Wicked Weed Brewing released a new beer honoring the LGBTQ community in Western North Carolina and sent a message of welcoming and inclusion to all, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) reported.