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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: Javier Morgado

CNN Executive Producer b. November 11, 1977 “As Americans we should all share one dream … that we should all enjoy the same rights as everybody else.” Javier Morgado is a journalist and a four-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer at CNN. He received his latest award as part of the CNN team whose breaking coverage…

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LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

Deemed the “Happiest Place on Earth” Disneyland sadly didn’t live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades. Opened in 1955 by the late Walt Disney, the family-oriented amusement park was built on a former orange orchard in Anaheim, California. Two years later, with it launching “date nights” that featured dancing…

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