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Update – Newly installed Sen. Kay Hagan to offer keynote at HRC Gala

January 10, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

Updated: Jan. 12, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE — The Human Rights Campaign Carolinas Gala has announced that newly installed U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) will offer the keynote address at [...]

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Gay prisoner’s writings

January 10, 2009 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

{democracy:21} Be sure to read: Matt Comer’s “Editor’s Note” and Kevin Scott’s “Guest Commentary.”

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What 2009 will bring

January 10, 2009 in Cover Stories by QNotes Staff

Have you bought new calendars yet? 2008 was just too fun. Didn’t you just hate to see it pass? A new year is upon us now and with it comes [...]

The Real Girl

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by Lawrence Ferber

Since its debut in 1992, MTV’s The Real World has illuminated televisions nationwide with fresh images of diverse, non-stereotypical and real queer young people including its first season’s Norman Korpi [...]

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‘Boys Briefs 5’: The ambiguously gay shorts collection

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Out on DVD by Steve Warren

It’s hypocritical of me to find fault with the six short films in “Boys Briefs 5: Schoolboys,” because I’m always complaining about movies being formulaic and predictable and my main [...]

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Gay nights at local bar end

January 10, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

SALISBURY — The LGBT-themed nightly events at a local restaurant and bar in this small city along North Carolina’s I-85 have ended among claims that the bar owner bowed to [...]

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What’s ahead in 2009

January 10, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

The LGBT community can probably expect a roller-coaster ride this year. While the economy is in shambles, political figures are focused on saving the nation’s financial system, turning an almost [...]

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A New Year plan for marriage equality

January 10, 2009 in News by QNotes Staff

Marriage Equality USA is a national, grassroots organization working to achieve equality in marriage for same-sex couples. In recognition of the New Year, they’ve offered up some resolutions for the [...]

Lockdown: Too many fags

January 10, 2009 in Lockdown by Joseph Urbaniak

[Ed. Note — Joseph Urbaniak is an inmate at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington, N.C., and is the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Corrections to [...]

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Prisoner is just the messenger, try to see the message instead

January 10, 2009 in Editor's Note, Opinion by Matt Comer

Q-Notes readers have voiced their concerns about our editorial decision to publish a limited-run column from a gay North Carolina man convicted of indecent liberties with a minor. In this [...]

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Stop publishing writings from prisoner

January 10, 2009 in Guest Commentary, Opinion by Kevin Scott

After reading the most recent column from convicted child molester Joseph Urbaniak in Q-Notes, I felt compelled to voice my concerns to the editors. I have been a long-time reader [...]

Rick Warren’s invocation options

January 10, 2009 in General Gayety, Opinion by Leslie Robinson

Poor Rick Warren. After President-elect Obama selected the evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, gays and liberals kicked up a ruckus. I bet the California megachurchster hasn’t [...]

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Court recognizes gay parents

January 10, 2009 in National News Notes by David Stout

Court recognizes gay parents NEW ORLEANS, La. — In a major victory for same-sex parents nationwide, U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey ordered Louisiana State Registrar Darlene Smith to recognize [...]

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Facebook deletes extremist anti-gay groups

January 10, 2009 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

by Matt Comer and Andy Harley BELGRADE, Serbia — Please protect us. That was the plea from gays and lesbians in Serbia to their government, the police and the wider [...]

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A plethora of upcoming N.C. events

January 10, 2009 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Charlotte It ain’t Montey Hall CHARLOTTE — Join Roxy C. Moorecox as she emcees the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Diner: Let’s Make A Deal on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. [...]

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It is a New Year, you need a new you

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by ARAcontent

Want to lose weight, spend more time with your family or get a better job in 2009? These are just a few common New Year’s resolutions many of us make [...]

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Health: This year’s most important investment

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by ARAcontent

Obesity is a mounting health problem locally and worldwide. More than one billion adults globally are overweight and at least 300 million are obese, according to the World Health Organization. [...]

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Are bisexuals ‘towing the fence’ or just being more open minded?

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Tell Trinity by Trinity

Hey Trinity, My lover recently announced that she’s bisexual. Aren’t bisexuals towing the fence? And, won’t she have trouble being committed? Confused, Providence, R.I. Hey Confused, On the contrary, bisexuals [...]

Out in the stars: Jan. 10-23

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

While it may be hard to make ourselves understood right now, there is a logical explanation. Mercury retrogrades and confounds our understanding, meaning and interpretation. Let actions speak louder and [...]

EarthTalk: Keep the old or buy new

January 10, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, EarthTalk by E / The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is it better to drive an older, well-maintained car that gets about 25 miles per gallon or to buy a new car that gets about 35 miles per [...]