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The finalists for qnotes' Youth Essay Contest reveal just this; these writers are individuals whose struggles all can relate to, and whose triumphs we all applaud.
The Carolinas, as well as the U.S., are filled with scores of LGBTQ-focused support and family groups to provide a shoulder or welcoming arms for those in the community who seek the solace of safety. Here's a list.
While it's true that queer young people are vulnerable - with higher rates of bullying and suicide - what is not often acknowledged is the incredible strength that LGBTQ young people have.
Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd., has gifted $100,000 to Time Out Youth Center. The funds will be used to support the center's new facility up-fitting and renovation, as well as in building a shelter for 10-12 homeless youths.
Concord/Kannapolis Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has announced that Rev. Nathan King has received its 2017 Concord-Kannapolis PFLAG Advocacy Award.
Within a presidential administration that promises persecution - and prosecution - of immigrants, those in the LGBTQ community who fight for immigrants' rights have an uphill battle ahead.
As January's Women's Marches showed, there are countless strong and influential women ready to effect change in the world.
After the end of a relationship that lasted almost 40 years, Debra Parks, 62, sued to have her rights recognized by the court. According to Family Court Judge Thomas White, Parks had a common law marriage with her partner.
It's a rare relationship that can last for 35 years, let alone remain strong and supportive through the trials of health crises. That's just what Susan Miller, 58, and Cyteria Knight, 60, have: A love that flourishes no matter what fate flings their way.
History has been made for the LGBTQ community over the past several decades, but preserving that history is as important as the events themselves.
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