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Carolina Southern Summer

May 16, 2009 in Cover Stories by Matt Comer

Are you longing to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busted, dog-eat-dog economy? You aren’t the only one. As summer rolls around, folks will be looking for [...]

The closeted halls of power

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by Lawrence Ferber

Washington, D.C., house contractors must be used to building closets large and deep, judging from the controversial new documentary, “Outrage.” A scathing indictment of closeted gay politicians who vote against [...]

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Pride Charlotte announces pageant dates

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

The Charlotte region’s largest LGBT Pride festival has announced the dates for this year’s Miss Pride Charlotte Pageant. The new pageant system features preliminaries at several LGBT establishments across the [...]

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Foundation honors, remembers

May 16, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

WILMINGTON — Community members gathered for three days of fun, networking, fundraising and involvement at the Frank Harr Foundation Family Fest, May 15-17. The group also awarded the state’s only [...]

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Charlestonians honored

May 16, 2009 in South Carolina News Notes by QNotes Staff

Two Charleston residents were recently honored in the “40 Under 40” compiled by Charleston Regional Business Journal. Colleen Condon, a Charleston County Council member and attorney, and Philip Bradley, who [...]

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Local PFLAG to Virginia Foxx: ‘Hate is no Hoax’

May 16, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Members of a local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) are encouraging community members to make their concerns known to Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), [...]

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Senate passes anti-bullying bill

May 16, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

Originally published:May 5, 2009, 5:06 p.m. Updated: May 16, 2009, 5:10 p.m. RALEIGH — An anti-bullying bill that would protect students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender-identity, among [...]

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Guild hosts English

May 16, 2009 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Charlotte Guild hosts English CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its monthly meeting on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. [...]

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Q-Notes coverage?

May 16, 2009 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

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Latvian Pride approved

May 16, 2009 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

Latvian Pride approved RIGA, Latvia — A council committee on May 8 approved a request for an LGBT Pride march here in the city center during Baltic Gay Pride, officially [...]

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Marriage gains nationwide

May 16, 2009 in National News Notes by David Stout

Maine OKs same-sex marriage AUGUSTA, Maine — On May 6, Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed into law a bill extending full marriage rights to same-sex couples in his state. The [...]

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Ode to ’09

May 16, 2009 in Editor's Note, Opinion by Matt Comer

Class of 2009, now is your time to shine. As you mark your final days of college and walk across that stage, you should know: the world is counting on [...]

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talkback — Healthy Youth Act

May 16, 2009 in Opinion, talkback by QNotes Staff

Letters to the editor and comments from Q-Notes Online. Web comments are not edited for grammar or punctuation. Bold legislation Contrary to your editorial on the Healthy Youth Act (HYA) [...]

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A fractious movement

May 16, 2009 in Anything But Straight, Opinion by Wayne Besen

In an online discussion forum, a respected activist recently lamented the decentralization of gay community advocacy. He made a powerful case that we would be better off if our efforts [...]

The news we use

May 16, 2009 in General Gayety, Opinion by Leslie Robinson

I’ve decided that it’s time. Time to test your knowledge of recent LGBT news. Print out and circle the right answer or write it down on a sheet of paper [...]

How your portfolio fits into the big picture

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Money Matters by J. Lynn Davidson, CFP, CLU

The challenging investment environment of 2008 taught many of us a painful but valuable lesson — it pays to know where you invest your money and whether that strategy is [...]

EarthTalk: Tennessee coal ash spill

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, EarthTalk by E / The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What were the environmental impacts of the huge coal ash spill in Tennessee this past December? — Dave S, Lynnfield, MA Environmentalists’ call for an end to the [...]

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‘Bear’-ing down on Atlanta

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Southern Bears, Atlanta’s premier club for hirsute men and their admirers, will present their annual Atlanta Bear Fest July 2-5, with a weekend full of fun and memorable events. Organizers [...]

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Don’t spill your guts on the second date

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Tell Trinity by Trinity

Dearest Trinity, Before I go on a second date with someone I really like, I thought I’d ask, what should a second date be all about? Second Thoughts, Memphis, Tenn. [...]

Unfriendly Fire

May 16, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Out in Print by Terri Schlichenmeyer

“Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America” by Nathaniel Frank c.2009, Thomas Dunne Books $25.95 / $28.95 Canada 342 pages, includes notes and index Sometimes, [...]