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Queering up your car

Over the past two decades the state of North Carolina has kept a tight grip on what it would allow drivers to have printed on their personalized automotive tags. For the most part, text on car tags never stepped far beyond “family” friendly and “wholesome” American culture.  The LGBTQ community has always been a resourceful […]

Posted inLife

CGN’s Top 12 Games

Humanity’s fascination with gaming is believed to date back 5,000 years. The first evidence of such recreational activity discovered thus far has come in the form of dice. A collection of carved and painted dice-like stones were discovered in a 5,000-year-old burial mound in southeast Turkey, making them the earliest gaming pieces ever found. Similar pieces […]

Posted inFeatured Stories

Empowering Differences

Since coming out as a transgender woman more than a decade ago, Ashley Brundage has used her personal experiences to create further inclusion for others in the workplace. Beginning with her decision to self-identify during a job interview, she has fought through homelessness, discrimination and harassment.  Brundage began her transition in 2008. At the time, […]

Posted inCommunity

Our People: Jonny Saldana

Jonny Saldana is a relatively new Charlotte resident (less than five years) with a busy schedule and much to offer Charlotte’s ever-expanding LGBTQ community. He’s a board member for The Plus Collective, a foundation that awards grants to organizations that support the LGBTQ community in the Charlotte region, while also cultivating partnerships with community allies. […]

Posted inLocal

Charlotte named 2023’s hottest housing market

The real estate web giant Zillow announced on January 12 that Charlotte is at the top of the list for this year’s hottest housing market, according to an analysis performed by the company.  Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Nashville join Charlotte in the top five of the Zillow 2023 hottest markets list.  “This year’s hottest markets will feel much chillier than they did a year ago,” said […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Charlotte’s Mint Museum hosts an exhibit of works by Picasso

‘Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds’ opens at the Mint Museum Uptown on February 11 Following Charlotte’s successful presentation of the “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit last year, the Queen City will now host another much-anticipated exhibit of a very different classic master: Pablo Picasso. “Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds” is the first museum exhibition to explore Pablo […]

Posted inCarolinas

North Carolina House Republicans advance a new kind of bathroom bill

It’s been almost seven years since North Carolina Republican lawmakers and then-Gov. Pat McCrory hastily concocted and enacted House Bill 2 – the infamous “bathroom bill.” It targeted transgender people for ignorant, mean-spirited and altogether absurd discrimination, while simultaneously making the state the target of numerous boycotts and countless late-night TV one-liners. The bill was […]

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