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Pride in the Pit puts queer community at the center of campus

UNC's LGBTQ Center and student volunteers celebrated “Pride in the Pit,” as a part of a series of events for UNC's Pride Week. The week is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC and is celebrated in tandem with the 20-year anniversary of the Center’s opening.  “Visibility matters, so we want to make sure we’re here and we’re seen,” J Stockett, the assistant director of the LGBTQ Center, said. 

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'Omar': A cultural opera hits the stage this weekend

This weekend at Memorial Hall, the Carolina Performing Arts will be showing "Omar" – an opera following the story and life of Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said.  Leading up to the N.C. premier, UNC has hosted several events and discussions surrounding the historical context behind the opera, delving into who he was, his impact and his connection to the University. 

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Queerolina exhibit aims to preserve LGBTQ+ history at UNC

Queerolina, an online oral history exhibit in the Wilson Library Special Collections, works to tell the history of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC through stories and archives.  The name “Queerolina” was generated as a reparative label, reclaiming what was once a slur used to refer to the University’s progressive nature compared to other public schools in the Southeast.

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UNC students and alumni play in local indie rock band

Members of Lauds, an indie-rock band from Wilmington, share a love of music, their hometown, and UNC basketball. The band has released two EPs in the last year, Holt III said, and is currently in the works of writing and producing their first studio album. They work with Fort Lowell Records, a Wilmington-based indie-rock record label. 

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