Smallpox vaccine can provide immunity to monkeypox

Beginning in 1958 and continuing until 1977, the United States, in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), initiated and ended a program to eradicate smallpox from the planet. When the program was completed and declared a success, the vaccinations came to an end. For everyone who received that vaccination, there’s a tell-tale sign: an…

The Monkeypox Outbreak in North Carolina

North Carolina has reported more than 70 cases of the virus so far, according to data compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services and nearly half of the cases have been in Mecklenburg County.Monkeypox is a rare disease typically found in West and Central Africa. Before this year, most cases in the…

Charlotte Pride: Keeping you Safe and Healthy

by Clark Simon (he/him) Charlotte Pride President The days are counting down and the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade is just around the corner. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, we’re committed now more than ever to keeping you and our entire community safe, healthy, and well. Here’s how Charlotte Pride is planning on keeping you…

Latinx: an inclusive or offensive word?

For many, a language is a kind of living being that is in constant movement, in permanent evolution. With the passage of time, certain words or phrases that are not used often are eliminated, and new terms are also incorporated. Now, there are expressions that try to define us as a community. These existential words can spark controversy, and…

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Lindsey Graham says he won’t support Respect for Marriage Act

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union recently, host Dana Bash asked South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham about Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who is one of the cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act.“I think states should decide the issue of marriage and states should decide the issue of abortion,” Graham said. “I have respect…

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What does AMAB and AFAB mean?

The terms “AMAB” and “AFAB” often come up in LGBTQ discussions and spaces. If you’ve just started exploring your own sexuality or are an ally who wants to do right by your LGBTQ friends, learning the proper terminology can help you gain a better understanding of the LGBTQ experience.Here, we break down the meaning and…

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