Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


Ray Shawn McKinnon, a former Methodist minister from Charlotte, talked to C&P about his journey and coming out while in a straight marriage.
‘Standing in My Truth’: A North Carolina Man on Coming Out in a Straight Marriage

For Pride Month, a former Methodist minister and activist from North Carolina talks to Cardinal & Pine about his journey to coming out and his supportive wife.

The Charlotte Pride celebrations in 2019. It's Pride Month in NC, and we've curated the best events to check out this month. (Shutterstock)
Drag Shows, Family Picnics, and Parades: This Is How You Celebrate Pride Month in North Carolina

Pride Month is, alas, only 30 days. From Wilmington to Asheville, we’ve curated the best ways to fill it with fun, frivolity, and community.

There's a housing crisis for LGBTQ youth. (Shutterstock)
There’s a Housing Crisis for LGBTQ+ Youth

Federal nondiscrimination protections would go a long way toward helping.

'Anything that is showing us different facets of life, of human experience, is always helpful for students, especially in rural counties like this,' Haywood County NAACP President Dorothea Stewart told C&P.  'If we read about one another we are able to understand one another. It creates empathy.' (Image by pupunkkop/Canva)
Small-town NC Schools Battle Over Books with Racial and LGBTQ Themes

A push to ban books dealing with discrimination has been spreading across North Carolina, mostly in smaller and more rural school districts. This is hurting children’s educations and futures, opponents say.

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made in June in which he criticized teachings in K-12 public schools and likened peoples' sexual orientation to “filth.” (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson, file)
The Real Problem With Mark Robinson’s Bigoted Belief Is the NC GOP Believes It Too

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor sparked a national uproar over his latest anti-LGBTQ statements. But where is the outrage from his party’s leadership?

Asheville's Indigo De Souza has gone from a devoted cult following to a rising national artist. (Image via Indigo De Souza on Facebook)
Searching for Indigo De Souza, One of North Carolina’s Most Hyped New Musicians in Years

Asheville’s Indigo De Souza is a rising singer-songwriter with a wanderer’s taste for genre. She talked to Cardinal & Pine about her ascension as a national artist.

One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience.