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From social securities to social activities, older adults find home in Charlotte.

In our annual LGBTQ aging issue, we look at new programs and revitalization within the Charlotte LGBTQ Elders, plus what you need to know about changes to Social Security benefits. Our Legal Eagle this week is a primer on all the legal documents needed for the Stonewall Generation and L’Monique King talks with a new Charlotte resident who made his way from Boston to South Park.

Our People: Dimitri Triantafillakis

About three years ago, a tall and handsome gentleman moved from Boston to a home in the South Park area of Charlotte. After a lifetime spent traveling the world and living in many places (from New York to Thailand), Dimitri Triantafillakis (Tree-on-da-fi-la-kis) has lived a full life with many rich experiences. He looks forward to […]

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Charlotte LGBTQ Elders Regroup After Pandemic

The late Dan Kirsch founded Charlotte’s LGBTQ Elders group in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regrettably, Kirsch passed away unexpectedly in early 2020, leaving the organization with an overwhelming sense of loss and a profound lack of direction. As the pandemic worsened and infection rates skyrocketed, continued growth and attendance for the group and […]

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Long Term Spouse Deceased Before Marriage Equality? You’re Entitled to SSA Benefits

Aging is just one more thing in the intersectional lives of LGBTQ individuals that creates […]

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Legal Documents Important for the Stonewall Generation 

As we age, our needs change. Whether social, mental, physical, financial—what we needed when we […]

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Finding Solutions for Labor and Workplace Equality

This series explores the solutions that are addressing the challenges LGBTQ people face in the workplace. Innovative projects, grassroots programs, amazing individuals — we want to tell the untold stories of the LGBTQ workforce that are creating more diversity, inclusion and success.

Living & Dying With Grace

How planning early supports better balance for caregivers

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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 […]

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Last week, Charlotte Pride announced Grammy Award-winning pop artist DAYA would headline this year’s event on August 20, with opening entertainment from Siena Liggins. Just week’s away, the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade will take place August 20-21 in Uptown Charlotte.

Uptown Charlotte

310 N. Kings Dr.

Charlotte, NC

August 20-21, 2022


Judy Collins to perform at Charlotte’s Knight Theater Aug. 7

Long a favorite in the LGBTQ community, Collins will also perform in Charleston and Durham

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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 […]

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More Details: what is monkeypox and how dangerous is it?

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. As of August 3, there have been no […]

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Lab techs refusing to draw blood from monkeypox patients

Technicians at two of the largest commercial labs in the U.S. have been refusing to draw blood from suspected monkeypox […]

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How did the SNL comedy group Please Don’t Destroy choose Charlotte to film its new movie?

Do you remember when Please Don’t Destroy creators Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy were spotted filming in NoDa […]

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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, […]

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Midcentury Maven

Duane Scott Cerny knows enough about buying and selling vintage artifacts to fill a book. Actually, a couple of books. […]

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