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The Gayest Hood in the Carolinas

Plaza Midwood. There’s a good chance if you’re part of the Charlotte Metro region’s LGBTQ community, you’re familiar with the neighborhood. For all intents and purposes, it’s the city’s hub for queer community. In fact, a census report from 2010 confirms that 28205, the Charlotte zip code that claims Plaza-Midwood, NoDa, Chantilly and Shamrock, is…


Teaching Communities How to Fish

Food is a delicious part of culture. People look forward to partaking in holiday dinners, community feasts and regular evenings around the kitchen table. The lack of food, or food insecurity, is still a crisis 38 million Americans deal with every day [2020].  According to, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased that number to more…

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LGBTQ History Month: Janis Ian

Singer-Songwriter b. April 7, 1951 “Truth is not the enemy, and whatever does not kill us sets us free.” Janis Ian is a folk singer-songwriter and lifelong activist. She has won three Grammy Awards and been nominated for 10. Born in Farmingdale, New Jersey, to a liberal Jewish family, Ian grew up on a farm.…

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Pandemic Pivot: Museum Launches Major Digital Exhibit for LGBT History Month

Visitors to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT lending libraries and collections in the country, dropped by nearly two-thirds because of the pandemic. Stonewall, like other museums and other cultural institutions across the country, is still struggling to resume operations. Visitors slowly returned as vaccines became…

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Despite a Pandemic, Part of the Annual Tour of Homes Season Continues

As of September 29, over 680,000 people have died and an estimated 42 million have been infected in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March, 2020.  If you’re one of the lucky ones who didn’t get infected and made the wise decision to be vaccinated, chances are you started to…