Written by: Heather Diehl

A Young Activist Emphasizes Spreading Love and Joy in the LGBTQ+ Community

By Heather Diehl

April 23, 2024

By: Heather Diehl On Feb. 25, 2024, high school senior, Pilot (he/they) approached the podium in Durham Central Park and gazed into a crowd illuminated by candles. The diverse assembly, representative of individuals from all walks of life, had gathered to mourn the loss of Nex Benedict. Benedict, a 16-year-old resident of Owassa, OK, ended […]

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Safe Space: Building a Future of Inclusion for the Trans Community at Salons

By Heather Diehl

February 23, 2024

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 By Heather Diehl Safe Space Salon and Art Gallery in Durham, N.C., exudes a welcoming energy starting with the pride flags waving in the wind and the wagging tail of Cassie, the salon’s dog, greeting everyone as they walk inside. The name, Safe Space, encompasses exactly what owner, Panduh Kat (she/they), […]

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