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End of an era

February 7, 2009 in Cover Stories by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE — It is the end of an era, as Charlotte’s largest AIDS service organization, founded by six gay men in 1985, comes to its end. After more than two [...]

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A seal upon the heart…and law

February 7, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Every Valentine’s Day, couples, gay and straight, rekindle their love for one another. What might seem so easy for straight couples is so much more difficult for same-sex couples who [...]

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2009 HRC Gala: ‘Imagine’ the possibilities

February 7, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE — With a star-studded attendee list including some of the most well-known movers and shakers in the Carolinas LGBT community, the 2009 Human Rights Campaign Gala returns to Charlotte [...]

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HRC Gala events

February 7, 2009 in News by QNotes Staff

The Human Rights Campaign 2009 Gala, “Imagine,” comes complete with a series of fabulous events all week. Here’s your guide for the complete series of events in Charlotte, Feb. 15-22.

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Meck. County on its way to offering DP benefits

February 7, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE — In a move community advocates have been waiting on for years, members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners voted Jan. 29 to begin official study of offering [...]

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Could new board make-up endanger gay students?

February 7, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE — When the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying policy last March, the three Republicans on the governing body were the only members to vote against the [...]

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Community leaders honored

February 7, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE — In the Uptown headquarters of the Charlotte Urban League, dozens of members and leaders of the Carolinas Black Pride Movement (CBPM) joined together on Jan. 24 to remember [...]

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Correction: Rolfe Neill

February 7, 2009 in News by QNotes Staff

In the Jan. 24 story, “Culture War (reprise),” Q-Notes mistakenly identified Rolfe Neill, former publisher and chairman of The Charlotte Observer, in a file photo published with the story. We [...]

Lockdown: Queer cook

February 7, 2009 in Lockdown by Joseph Urbaniak

[Ed. Note — Joseph Urbiniak 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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Students of color surveyed

February 7, 2009 in National News Notes by David Stout

LGBT students of color surveyed NEW YORK, N.Y. — LGBT students of color face unique and diverse challenges regarding victimization at school, according to Shared Differences: The Experiences of Lesbian, [...]

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Safe schools town hall in Charlotte

February 7, 2009 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Charlotte Just say no CHARLOTTE — Join Equality North Carolina’s Ian Palmquist and Rebecca Mann for a town hall meeting on the School Violence Prevention Act (also known as the [...]

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HRC’s economic impact

February 7, 2009 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

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Parliament members request action

February 7, 2009 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

London’s new police chief soft on homophobia, claims gay activist LONDON — The new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, has a sometimes poor record when it comes to tackling [...]

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Has the jury reached a verdict?

February 7, 2009 in Editor's Note, Opinion by Matt Comer

n the Jan. 10 issue, two opinion pieces appeared regarding the writings of gay prisoner Joseph Urbaniak. In a guest commentary, reader Kevin Scott argued that Urbaniak’s limited-run column shouldn’t [...]

Writer responds to criticism

February 7, 2009 in Guest Commentary, Opinion by Joseph Urbaniak

I would like to thank Matt Comer for his editorial in the Jan. 10 issue. He made some very good points about me and the purpose of my writing. I [...]

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Let Sam Adams get back to work

February 7, 2009 in Anything But Straight, Opinion by Wayne Besen

Portland’s openly gay mayor, Sam Adams, correctly decided to remain in office after acknowledging that three years ago he had a brief affair with an 18-year-old man. Calls for his [...]

Sculpted stereotypes

February 7, 2009 in General Gayety, Opinion by Leslie Robinson

I thought the only person who could antagonize most of Europe at once was George Bush. Now a Czech artist has given it a try. In Brussels where the European [...]

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The bathroom issue…again?

February 7, 2009 in Opinion, T-Notes by Robbi Cohn

Well, here we are again — back to the nitty gritty, the foundation and rock of transphobia, that issue which continually insists upon rearing its ugly head, or more accurately, [...]

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The best Valentine’s date money can buy

February 7, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

There’s no shame in paying for it. That’s the tune the Crape Myrtle Festival hopes attendees at their Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction will be singing on Feb. 15. Join Crape [...]

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Queer comedians head to Carolinas

February 7, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Featuring Jennie McNulty, Jason Dudey and Diana Yanaz, the comedy troupe Queer On Their Feet offers a refreshing and hilarious show playing improv games with the audience and providing classic, [...]