LGBTQ Local News, Voices and Community

Be part of the community. Be part of QnotesCarolinas.

Sign up for our e-newsletter today.

Success! You're on the list.

fall arts & culture

Lil Nas X Honored by Trevor Project

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people has honored Grammy award-winning artist Lil Nas X with its inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award. A recent press statement from the organization highlighted Lil Nas X’s ongoing commitment to supporting their mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Noting his openness about struggling with his sexuality and suicidal ideation, Lil Nas X has advocated for mental health awareness and has displayed an unapologetic celebration of his own queer identity.


Charlotte Pride Puts Large Gatherings on Hold Until ‘22

Charlotte Pride announced September 20 it will handle all large-scale, in-person events planned for October and November as a blend of virtual and smaller in-person events. The decision comes as the local area continues to face substantial community spread of the COVID-19 virus via the Delta variant. All previously planned events, such as the Charlotte […]


‘We’ve Always Created Our Own Resources’

The year 2020 will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and the long overdue racial reckoning that followed the murder of George Floyd. Ironically, the pandemic that will always be associated with the number of lives lost and the debate over masks, lockdowns and vaccine requirements, along with Floyd’s murder — which sparked an international […]


Vanilla Ice Headliner at Columbia SC Pride

While Pride events are shutting down throughout the southeast because of rising COVID-19 infection rates, South Carolina’s annual Pride event, held in Columbia, is moving forward with their schedule of events. The Main Street festival, slated for Saturday, October 23, includes appearances by a bevy of RuPaul Drag Race divas like Heidi N. Closet, Joey […]


Effecting Change in the Community

As the summer is turning into fall, we’re holding our communities through difficult and challenging times. With the rapid spread of the Delta variant, threats to reproductive rights at the Supreme Court and climate change, this is a frightening time to be living. But we know that we have to channel this fear into action, […]

Support Our Journalism. Support Qnotes.

Many stories are made possible with the help of the community. If you’d like to show your support so QnotesCarolinas can provide more news, features and opinion pieces like the ones you read here, make a regular or one-time donation today.


Your contribution is appreciated.