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Two black Prides for the Carolinas

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Every summer, LGBT North and South Carolina people of color flock to the two black gay Pride festivals held in each state: Charlotte and Columbia. Q-Notes provides a sneak peak [...]

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All in the family

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

GREENSBORO — The Old North State has an enduring, proud legacy of the oral tradition. Whether through the strong voice of the family patriarch or the wise words of an [...]

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Marriage gains are a two-edged sword

June 14, 2008 in News by Matt Comer

In 1970, two gay students at the University of Minnesota attempted to obtain a marriage license. When they were denied, they took their case to the state’s court system. When [...]

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‘Dykes’ goes on hiatus

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

On May 10, “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoonist Alison Bechdel announced her signature cartoon series would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” while she works on her forthcoming book. [...]

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Learning to control your uncontrollable obsessions

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style, Tell Trinity by Trinity

Dear Trinity, How does one know when they are obsessed versus when they are strongly attached to someone? And, how do you control obsession? Obsessions, Albany, N.Y. Dear Obsessions, Everyone [...]

Black Pride parties to a different beat

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style by Rev. Irene Monroe

What started out in 1990 in Washington, D.C., as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country has grown to more than 35 gatherings nationwide. Starting in April and [...]

Out in the Stars: June 14-27

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style, Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Venus enters Cancer and infuses our hearts with mushy thoughts of love. But don’t lie back and wait for a delivery. Our ardor has new zing. So, let’s set our [...]

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Spirituality: St. Joseph sets a high standard

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by Jack Kirven

St. Joseph raised a child who was not his own, setting a standard of caring and acceptance that looks beyond traditional family relationships. Father’s Day is approaching, and Health & [...]

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What a fierce pageant scene out there, kiddies!

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style, Drag Rag by Miss Della

The pageants have been as hot as the South in the summer! Imagine! I’ll start off with two corrections from the last Rag…the first runner-up at Miss NC FFI At [...]

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Happy Father’s Day?

June 14, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style by Jack Kirven

What if you don’t want to buy dad a tie? It’s that time of year again. And as horrible as it sounds to your friends and family who enjoy calling [...]

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Braving the heat of summer

June 14, 2008 in The Small Screen by Samantha Korb

As the days of summer come upon us, I know some of you will be going to various Pride events (Happy Pride Month!) and some of you will be traveling. [...]

Male rape victim shares his story, Part Two

June 14, 2008 in News by Matt Comer and David Stout

HICKORY — The first half of this two-part series, published in the May 31 issue of Q-Notes, began with some eye-opening statistics. To recap: The U.S. Justice Department reports that [...]

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British victim decries gay bashing

June 14, 2008 in Beyond the Carolinas by Jack Kirven

British victim decries gay bashing LONDON, England — Police are investigating the anti-gay beating of a man who was attacked by three teenagers as he was walking home alone at [...]

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S.C. teen a national PFLAG scholar

June 14, 2008 in South Carolina News Notes by QNotes Staff

Teen a national PFLAG scholar BLUFFTON — On June 4, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) announced the winners of their national scholarships. Totaling more than $30,000, [...]

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ACLU organizing Charlotte chapter

June 14, 2008 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Charlotte ACLU organizing chapter CHARLOTTE — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in the process of reinstating a Queen City chapter, says Samantha Geller who serves on the steering [...]

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Out-of-state marriages OK’d in NY

June 14, 2008 in National News Notes by David Stout

Out-of-state marriages OK’d NEW YORK, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson (pictured) issued a directive May 29 instructing state agencies to change their policies and recognize marriages between gay [...]

Michigan LGBT leader coming to N.C.

June 14, 2008 in News by Todd A. Heywood

DETROIT, Mich. — In April of 1997, Sean Kosofsky was a recent graduate of Oakland University with a degree in political science. On the 23rd day of that month, something [...]

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Time Out Youth: Adding insult to injury

June 14, 2008 in Editorial, Opinion by David Stout

[Note: Editor Matt Comer was not involved in the writing of this editorial. — Assoc. Ed.] Since its founding in 1991, Time Out Youth (TOY) has been one of the [...]

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Seen by Q: S.C. Gay & Lesbian Business Guild

June 14, 2008 in News by QNotes Staff

Guild President Chuck Archie (left) and board member Chris Ray (right) present Pat Patterson with the Dan Burch Volunteer of the Year Award.

Talk of murder

June 14, 2008 in General Gayety, Opinion by Leslie Robinson

The leader of The Gambia delivered a lulu of a speech recently. President Yahya Jammeh said he intends to behead gays. Not the finest policy statement I’ve ever heard. Speaking [...]