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August 7, 2010 – QNotes

Road trip, no drag!

Drag Rag

Gather ‘round, gals and gyrls — it’s that time once more to chat about accomplishments in impersonator and male lead contests! I’m your Hostess with the Mostest, Miss Della, welcoming you back with open arms, as usual! We’ll start this time with local contests, and finish up with national-level ‘stuff.’ That’s a change, huh? Our …

Lights, Camera…Life!

In the Aug. 7-20 print edition, qnotes explores local and independent LGBT media: Film company explores story, character Chapel Hill grad student takes on HIV/AIDS Leaps and bounds: Local artist was once center of controversy Plus, intern Tyler DeVere explores LGBT representations in TV media and recent rankings by GLAAD

Film company focuses on story, character

Charlotte-based Dalliance Films plans production on gay-themed ‘Timing’

Actor Andrew Roth prepares for a scene during the filming of a trailer for Dalliance Films’ feature, “Timing.” “I’m for it,” Blaine Miller humorously exclaimed when asked how he and his business partners identified their sexual orientation. Miller, the creative force behind Charlotte-based Dalliance Films, has poured his heart and soul into writing and directing …

Faith in America enters ‘expansion phase’

Strategist Steve Hildebrand says org is considering move to NYC, campaigns targeting evangelicals

The news shot around the twitterverse in a matter of seconds. Durham-based blogger Pam Spaulding was helping to facilitate an LGBT gathering at the 2010 Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas when Faith in America strategist Steve Hildebrand announced the group might be moving its headquarters from Hickory, N.C., to New York City, and could …

Makeover complete, Carolinas CARE gets down to business

Former Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium, now Carolinas CARE Partnership, focusing on prevention, education, testing

After the abrupt 2009 closure of Metrolina AIDS Project, Charlotte’s AIDS service providers and those living with HIV/AIDS were left in a precarious state of limbo. The region’s largest organization serving the needs of those living with the virus and reaching out to perform education and prevention suddenly disappeared. Who would take up the services …

Concert slated for church’s anniversary

Gay Christian couple to sing at special concert

Couple and singing duo Jason and deMarco will perform at Columbia’s Garden of Grace United Church of Christ on Aug. 21. Photo Credit: Van Der Kolk Photography Columbia’s Gardon of Grace United Church of Christ, an LGBT-welcoming and -affirming congregation, is set to celebrate its 17th anniversary Aug. 21. The special event will be marked …

LGBT media is safe for good reason

Editor's Note

This issue, qnotes takes a look at gay and lesbian locals making an impact in the world of media and entertainment. Our QLiving feature profiles the work of Dalliance Films, a Charlotte-based production company headed by four principals: three gay men and a straight ally. We also profile Samantha Gellar, a Charlotte native once the …

talkback — Aug. 7

From the editor: Following the publication of of our July 24 print and online editions, qnotes received several comments regarding Trinity’s advice column “Drag queens, cross dressers and trannies…Oh, my!”. Our readers were upset with the use of a word they consider offensive and derogatory. qnotes wants to apologize to those who found this terminology …

Victory for Argentina

General Gayety

Argentina suffered a distinct blow when its promising soccer team was bounced from the World Cup. What did the country do to pick up its spirits? It passed gay marriage. Argentina is the first nation in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. Gays and lesbians in Argentina will have all the legal rights and responsibilities …