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LGBTQ Southerner’s documented in new research

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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.

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Shooting victim now paralyzed

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Brewery creates benefit beer

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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.

Primary elections to decide key races

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Across Mecklenburg County and North Carolina the upcoming primary on Sept. 10 will bring candidates one step closer to election and the square-off between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop will leave one person victorious in securing the 9th District House of Representatives seat. McCready has secured endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign.

Pride fests dot the Carolinas

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As Pride Month is extended from June into September in the Carolinas, several towns and cities are gearing up to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ individuals. Not only that, visitors can enjoy these environs as a getaway while the weather is still on the warm side.

Survivor stories focus of new org

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Outreach for Our Wave, a new non-profit organization that collects stories from survivors of sexual assault has begun and is building an online community where survivors can be heard, believed and supported, its director of outreach, Cathy Gomes, shared.