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2017 Already Looks to be a Disaster for LGBTQ Rights

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
The battle for LGBTQ rights in 2016 was a long, hard slog, with North Carolina at the center of the fight, after the passage of House Bill 2. However, 2017 looks to be even worse.

Kinky and Queer: BDSM in the LGBTQ Community

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Feb 12, 2017
In the age of sexual liberation, LGBTQ people still fight for acceptance. But even within the community, there is a repressed subculture: Queer kinksters.

Black History Month: LGBTQ Black Civil Rights Icons

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Feb 12, 2017
It is important to remember those who fought from a place of intersection. LGBTQ civil rights leaders must also be immortalized alongside icons like Martin Luther King, Jr.,, because their voices are too often silenced by their difference.

Love & Lust 2017: Matchmaker Lends Tips on Finding that Special Someone

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Feb 11, 2017
Tammy Shaklee wants everyone to find their match in time for Valentine's Day, but if that's too fast, then she has some tips for connecting singles with someone with whom to share dating, romance and possibly a long-term relationship or marriage.

New Film Centers Around African-American Family, HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ Community

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Feb 11, 2017
Filmmaker Anthony Williams was all smiles at his North Carolina red carpet premiere of his gay-themed independent film project "Thicker Than Blood" on Feb. 1.

White House Goes Dark: Website Barren of LGBTQ Issues

By Maria Domínguez | Sunday Feb 5, 2017
Internet rumors ran amok when multiple White House pages disappeared on inauguration day. In reality, the pages were moved to a different URL, ObamaWhiteHouse.gov, but their absence from the official White House site is no less alarming.

N.C. Redistricting: What's the Latest?

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Feb 5, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) recently heard arguments regarding the fairness of legislative districts that a three-judge district court panel had held to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Charlotte Teacher Sues After Being Fired for Same-Sex Marriage

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Lonnie Billard filed suit against the Charlotte Catholic High School who fired him once his marriage plans were made public on a Facebook post.

Allison Organizes Gala Protest

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Feb 4, 2017
Janice Covington Allison is protesting at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 4.

Youth Organization Purchases Permanent Location

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Jan 22, 2017
On Dec. 29, 2016, the Board of Directors of Time Out Youth Center (TOY) closed on the purchase of its first permanent location since the organization was established 25 years ago.

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