A philanthropist, author and businessman. A trans and faith advocate involved in local and state non-profit boards. A Somali-born, Canadian artist who focuses on the intersections of black, queer and Muslim identities. The new master of Pride in South Carolina. Staffers at one of the nation’s most effective state LGBT advocacy groups. What could all these people possibly have in common? With this year’s Human Rights Campaign Carolinas award winners (pages 12-13), these folks are people committed to the cause, dedicated to equality and lovers of life. These leaders shape our community in ways seen and unseen. They move our community forward and shake the status quo. They are our Movers and Shakers.

Meet Team Equality NC
Faith in God and hope for the future
Tackling a ‘Crisis’
Madame President Tamera Tedder
Print Exclusive: Giving credit where credit is due
Print Exclusive: From out of the shadows
Print Exclusive: Green hearts, Green dollars
Viewed through a queer lens
Raleigh center is growing, reaching out