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Perdue signs two controversial, historic bills

July 11, 2009 in Cover Stories by Matt Comer

While LGBT community members celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this June, political advocates, insiders and state legislators were working hard to hear and pass two historic, yet [...]

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Queerly faithful

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Since St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) — the first MCC in the Carolinas — set up shop in 1976, the face of LGBT faith institutions has continually grown. Decades [...]

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Queen City Pride

July 11, 2009 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

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Timeless Pride, Part Two

July 11, 2009 in Uncategorized by Matt Comer

Below is part two of Q-Notes’ exclusive Timeless Pride, covering events from 1987 through 2005. To view part one of the exclusive, with years 1971 through 1986, click here. January [...]

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Businessman stays the course

July 11, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

While more than a dozen high-profile LGBT invitees to a Democratic National Committee (DNC) dinner were pulling out in protest over the president’s and party’s sluggish movement on issues of [...]

Resident found dead at Center’s Youth Housing Project

July 11, 2009 in News by Randy Hope, Gay & Lesbian Times

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Michael Pilcher, a 21-year-old resident of The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project, was found dead inside his apartment at the East Village location, [...]

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Raleigh reaches out

July 11, 2009 in News by Matt Comer

“Dynamic. Smart. Unexpected. Celebratory.” Those are words the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau say visitors use to describe the Tar Heel State’s capital city. And, they want LGBT visitors [...]

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Guild to host pool party

July 11, 2009 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Charlotte It’s pool time! LAKE NORMAN — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its annual lake party on July 18 at the home of John and Vincent. Armin’s Catering is [...]

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Coalition pursues policy changes

July 11, 2009 in National News Notes by David Stout

Coalition pursues policy changes NEW YORK, N.Y. — A coalition of 17 LGBT equality organizations has announced the New Beginning Initiative, designed to push for concrete federal administration policy and [...]

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News site blocked

July 11, 2009 in Beyond the Carolinas by Matt Comer

News site blocked LONDON — Public access to the website for the U.K.’s leading LGBT news-magazine has been blocked by Virgin Active, a nationwide gym and fitness company. Pink Paper [...]

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Conservative Perdue appointment cause for concern?

July 11, 2009 in Editor's Note, Opinion by Matt Comer

On June 30, N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed Judge Eric Levinson to the seat of Resident Superior Court judge for Mecklenburg County. Levinson is replacing Judge David S. Cayer, who [...]

When the circus came to town

July 11, 2009 in General Gayety, Opinion by Leslie Robinson

Fred Phelps came to town and I missed him. I could just spit. To be precise, the Rev. Fred didn’t actually come here to Seattle. His minions did. Members of [...]

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Pride pet-arama

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

With Pride month just behind us and several Carolinas Pride festivals yet to come, Q-Notes took a trip down to our local White Rabbit store to see if we could [...]

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Learning the hard way

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Two sisters — Kathleen Read in North Carolina, Celia Rougellis in Massachusetts — have taken to the internet to share the love of pets. “We have no agenda,” the pair [...]

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Pet Issue Service Directory

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Best Friends Pet Care Pet resort and salon offers boarding, grooming and training. 10301 FeldFarm Ln., Charlotte, NC 28210 704-752-0504 www.bestfriendspetcare.com Donna Foster Photography Photography for your favorite furry friend. [...]

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Instinct‘s sexy pet lover

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

He’s a chef, an animal lover and did we mention — he’s sexy as hell. Tim Weaver, photographed by Bradford Rogne for the July issue of Instinct magazine, is a [...]

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Getting dumped! Is it really your problem or theirs?

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Tell Trinity by Trinity

Dear Trinity, My boyfriend left me without a trace. A year later he returned with his new boyfriend. Now, they want me to spend time with them. But, I want [...]

Family Reunions

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell

I am writing this issue’s column on the cusp of July 4th celebrations. Of course, you’re not reading it until a week, maybe two, later. I couldn’t help but take [...]

Out in the Stars: July 11-24

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Our eloquence is swept up in a wave of great and profound thoughts. At least it seems that way when Mercury glides into theatrical Leo. Take it to the market [...]

Retirement realities

July 11, 2009 in A&E / Life&Style, Money Matters by J. Lynn Davidson, CFP, CLU

If retirement is in your plans during the next two-to-three years, it is clear that the dramatic market downturn that started in late 2008 could not have come at a [...]