Summer travel plans on the rise

If you haven’t booked your summer travel plans yet, companies like Expedia, American Airlines and the auto club group AAA, confirm the time is now.  All three have indicated an increase in demand for travel services like cruises, tours, hotel stays and flights. “We’re seeing a ton of demand,” Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern told…


NC Bar Association embraces homophobia

Nothing disappoints like the cowardice of fair-weather friends. In 2021, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) – the premier professional organization for the state’s lawyers – touted its queer-friendly bona fides when then-President John Heyl announced the formation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Committee, which pledged to work “to secure full equality…

arts & culture

The real Magic Mike

Michael Carbonaro has made magic cool again. His wildly popular hidden camera show “The Carbonaro Effect,” which took illusion and tricks to a new level, established him on a global scale. Of course, it helps that he has movie star good looks that leave David Copperfield (remember him?) in the dust. Those looks also came…


Maintaining Hope

This legislative session has been difficult.  So far in 2023, there have been 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state legislatures nationwide, up from 400 in the 2021-2022 session. This is an extreme increase from the previous record of over 100 such bills in 2015. This year, Equality North Carolina tracked 13 specifically anti-LGBTQ+ bills, in addition…

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Telling our stories at Reel Out Charlotte 

Reel Out Charlotte, the Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival, is back for another year! Join us as we celebrate the beauty of independent cinema and see our LGBTQ lives, loves, and triumphs on the big screen.


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