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Mother, trans son embark on Soulforce journey

BUNN, N.C. — Mary Helen Phelps, 43, calls herself a “reformed redneck.” Her journey toward accepting her female-to-male transgender son, Angel Collie, has taken her from valleys of worry and despair to mountain tops of joy and reconciliation. Phelps and her son will soon join Soulforce’s American Family Outing, a national event wherein families with […]

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‘Naked Boys’ banned from state-operated facility

WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance’s production of the gay-popular musical “Naked Boys Singing” has been postponed after state officials with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA) told the company they could not produce the musical at SECCA’s performance venue. According to Alliance organizers, SECCA and N.C. Department of Cultural Resources officials gave the […]

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Gay man, trans woman allege police harassment

CHARLOTTE — Two members of the city’s LGBT community allege that they were victims of police harassment and unfair profiling based on one’s gender-identity and expression. On the evening of Apr. 10, gay man Kevin Grooms, who writes for Q-Notes as “Miss Della,” and a transgender friend were stopped in their neighborhood by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police […]

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Straight spouses support gay marriage

Amity Pierce Buxton, Ph.D., is the founder of the Straight Spouse Network and author of ‘The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families.’ OAKLAND, Calif. — A non-profit organization that supports the heterosexual spouses and/or ex-spouses of LGBT people has released a position paper in support of legalizing same-sex […]

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Bloggers set to unite for LGBT families

BOSTON, Mass. — The third annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day, when bloggers of all sexual orientations and gender identities come together and write in support of LGBT families, is June 2. Last year, over 150 bloggers took part in the event. Developed by LGBT-parenting site Mombian and sponsored by the Family Equality Council, Blogging […]

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Study: Gays heart blogs

According to a new online study, gay and lesbian adults are more active in the blogosphere than their straight counterparts. Hmmm, wonder why? Gossip and drama and celebrity buzz? No, none of those could be the reason. Seriously, news and current event blogs actually ranked the highest among gay and lesbian adults surveyed, with pop […]

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