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In the spirit of innovation, the Gantt is partnering with Ricky Singh, who is an artist, community builder and educational leader.

‘Youth Residency: At the Table’ launches this Fall at the Gantt

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture is excited to announce the inaugural youth residency program, which will launch in Fall 2023, the first-ever youth residency in collaboration with Mecca Of Digital Arts studio (MODA).

Singh will curate an experience that focuses on youth leading youth. Engaging his creativity and leadership skills, Youth Residency: At the Table program aligns with the Gantt’s successful residency model. Eligible students from Mecklenburg county public, private, charter schools, and home schools can apply […]

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LGBTQ+ veterans sue Department of Defense

By Qnotes Staff

August 10, 2023

A group of LGBTQ+ veterans discharged under the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” filed a class action lawsuit August 8 […]

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Grand jury to hear case of  SC trans teen murdered

By Julia Coin, The Charlotte Observer

August 10, 2023

Joshua Newton, 25, was charged last month with first-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of 18-year-old Jacob Williamson […]

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OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival in Durham runs Aug. 10-13

By Taylor Heeden and David Aaron Moore

The Carolina Theatre in Durham hosts the annual OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival, August 10-13. The festival started in 1995 and brings thousands of people to the Durham area for the weekend. A total of 26 different shorts and full-length films will be showcased at this year’s festival […]

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Exploring queer history in the urban South

UNCC alum Dr. La Shonda Mims to give talk on ‘Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists’ on Aug. 18 […]

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Our People: Patti O’Furniture

Always “the life of the party,” Patti O’Furniture will perform with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte in the Pride concert on Aug. 18 […]

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