The New Year Is Finally Here

The new year is finally here. We are headed into the third year of a devastating pandemic in a nation that seems more divided than ever. Continuing our work towards a thriving, liberated North Carolina with a powerful LGBTQ+ community united in service of racial and social justice remains our top priority. We’ve made progress,…

Charlotte LGBTQ Organizations Hold Winter Coat Drive

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Equality North Carolina, Charlotte Pride, QNotes, Transcend, Poor No More, The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Black Pride, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and Stonewall Sports Charlotte are partnering for a winter coat drive. With temperatures dropping, many individuals and families in our community are…

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend taking place January 14-17

Despite the increasing numbers of Omicron Variant COVID-19 rates across the country, Centaur Motorcycle Club, the organizers of the 2022  Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) have voted to move forward with the annual event January 14-17 Although the event is taking place, attendees will have to abide by certain COVID-19 safety protocols. The District of Columbia…

BOOM Charlotte is back for 2022

For the past two years Charlotte’s annual arts and performance festival BOOM has been adapting its event offerings to pandemic guidelines that included a mix of online and limited capacity shows. With 2022 comes the return of the annual in-person fringe art festival Charlotte has come to know.  BOOM Charlotte has a reputation for being…

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Former Raleigh LGBT Center ED Let Go Amidst Finance Questions

In April 2019 the LGBT Center of Raleigh announced that Lindsey Lughes would be joining the center as their new executive director. The organization confirmed they were excited with her background and intrigued by what she could potentially bring to the table.  It was clear all of that changed approximately two years later, when Lughes…

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Trevor Project Survey finds High Rate of Depression in LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ youth in the south are disproportionally underserved. Many don’t have access to spaces that affirm their identity. According to a recent analysis by The Trevor Project, unsupportive environments are linked to an increased likelihood of depression and even suicide. The same survey found 69 percent of those same young adults had fair or poor…

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