“It’s hard to imagine, now, to the degree back then that gay and lesbian people simply were not spoken of.”

“Drag is just basically performance art. It’s just, you know, someone dressing up in character."

"A house mom usually refers to an elder in the community who takes in young people experiencing unstable housing or shelter, and guides them."

Shenna, a local mother, looked back on memories of raising her child, and she wrote a letter addressed to herself after giving birth with advice.

About 15 percent of LGBTQ Americans reported postponing or avoiding medical treatment due to discrimination, according to the Center for American Progress.

In 1973, Charlotte’s Myers Park Baptist Church welcomed its first openly queer minister to address the church. By the late 1990s, MPBC was considering the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people within the church.

For decades, many in the LGBTQ+ community found belonging in so-called “gayborhoods” across the country. But today, there may be a new gayborhood in town.