Tag: LGBTQ

Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

| June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Debt and discrimination: what it means to be LGBTQ+ and in debt

The phrase “student loan debt” no doubt evokes anxiety in most college students. However, this worry is more potent for some groups than others. A report by Student Loan Hero found that 60 percent of LGBTQ+ student loan borrowers regret taking on debt, compared with 45 percent of student loan borrowers in the general population. […]

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EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

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UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte LGBTQ+ Center could be in the works

Blake Brockington walked the UNC Charlotte campus open and proud of who he was. He was a role model for the transgender community, regularly participating and speaking at rallies, and was crowned North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School. Yet, his friends still laid flowers down in front of his picture Friday […]

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LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ students take first step to finding their involvement on campus

Queer Year One (QY1), a cohort program for first year students who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary or stand allied with the LGBTQ community, had their first meeting Jan. 18. Rather than focusing on the student’s identity, the program’s mission is to help members ease into life at UNC Charlotte during their first year as […]

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Identity At the End of a Gun

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Identity At the End of a Gun

I am gay. I’ve said it a million times before, and I will say it a million times again. I am gay. I came out at the end of eighth grade before high school, as I wanted to start that next stage of my life with a clean slate, being my truest self. In reality, […]

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REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

The mysterious smoke that hovered above the stage begins to dissipate. The crowd’s “Walk the Moon” chants are heard outside on Music Factory Boulevard. The stage lights slowly grow brighter, as if the sun is rising over the horizon, illuminating the thousands of faces in the sold out crowd. “The Circle of Life” echoes throughout […]

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UNCCPD opens arms to LGBTQ community through Safe Zone training

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
UNCCPD opens arms to LGBTQ community through Safe Zone training

This summer, UNC Charlotte Police Chief, Jeff Baker mandated Safe Zone training for his entire department. Safe Zone is an organization which was started to “develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) individuals, as well as […]

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QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
QY1 administers comfort to freshmen LGBTQ

Queer Year One (QY1) is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) freshman to make new friends and acclimate to the local and campus community at UNC Charlotte. Wednesday, Sept. 3 was the group’s first meeting. Nine people showed up for the first meeting, a fair turnout for a brand new group. […]

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Charlotte Pride to take over Uptown this weekend

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Pride to take over Uptown this weekend

Throughout this week, supporters of and members of Charlotte’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) community have gathered for the annual Pride Week. This weekend, the week will commemorate with the Pride Festival at the PNC Bank Festival Zone in uptown. The festival will run on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 12 to 10 […]

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Transgender activist comes to campus

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Transgender activist comes to campus

Mara Keisling, one of the founding members of the Trans Rights movement in the United States, will speak at UNC Charlotte on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Cone Center’s McKnight Hall. The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is sponsoring the free event. MRC has been able to bring Keisling to UNC Charlotte […]

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