Huntington, Morgantown Again Top Cities On LGBTQ Equality Index

Charleston came close, at 92. All three cities were recognized by the organization as “all stars” with at least an 85.

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Rae Garringer Marks 10 Years Of Country Queers

For 10 years, West Virginia native Rae Garringer has traveled around the country, recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ people in rural areas. Beginning in 2020, they started producing those interviews for a podcast, called Country Queers.

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Rural LGBTQ Voices And An Appalachian Village Witch, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, Rae Garringer felt isolated growing up and thought they were the only queer person in a small town. But they learned otherwise. Now they're collecting and sharing the stories of rural LGBTQ people from across the country. Also, surface mining changes the landscape in a way that makes flooding worse. And there’s no easy fix. And we meet an Appalachian village witch, who wonders: How come we don’t hear about more female cryptids? Why isn’t there a Mothwoman?

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‘A House In The Clouds’ Documentary Highlights Life Of LGBTQ Artist In West Virginia

Douglas Imbrogno and Bobby Messer’s Film “A House In The Clouds: The Artistic Life of Robert Singleton'' is a documentary about the life of Robert Singleton -- a gay man who grew up in Appalachia and survived loss, discrimination, and trauma to ultimately become an award winning artitst. Imbrogno said it's not a story of a superhuman, but a story of a life well lived, despite hardships. 

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