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Tiger World: A Growing Conservation Park Dedicated to Education and Love of Animals

By Maria Dominguez | Monday May 1, 2017
As it turns out, Tiger World is a bit of a misnomer. There aren't only tigers there, or even only big cats. Instead, the facility houses countless exotic animals: Syrian brown bears, primates like macaques and gibbons, New Guinea singing dogs, and more!

Not Your Average Road Trip: Strange and Lesser-Known Spots

By Lainey Millen and Maria Dominguez | Sunday Apr 30, 2017
Do you feel that every summer is all about beaches and hiking, and you want to see something new? This list may be for you.

Charlotte Pride to Offer Scholarships to Low-Income LGBTQ Youth and Allies

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Apr 30, 2017
In an effort to expand its involvement in the local LGBTQ community, Charlotte Pride has announced that it is launching a scholarship program to aid LGBTQ youth and allies.

Youth of the LGBTQ Community Lead by Example

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Apr 16, 2017
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.

Essays by Young LGBTQ Writers

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Apr 16, 2017
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.

Support Groups Provide Community for LGBTQ Young Individuals and Allies

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Apr 16, 2017
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.

Minister Receives PFLAG Award

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Apr 15, 2017
Concord/Kannapolis Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has announced that Rev. Nathan King has received its 2017 Concord-Kannapolis PFLAG Advocacy Award.

TOY Receives Gift from Baptist Church

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Apr 15, 2017
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.

Will the LGBTQ Community Fight for Its Immigrant Family?

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Apr 15, 2017
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.

Leading Ladies: Influential Women in the LGBTQ Community

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Apr 1, 2017
As January's Women's Marches showed, there are countless strong and influential women ready to effect change in the world.

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