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Life, Positively

November 27, 2010 in News by QNotes Staff

QNotes and the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina present a very special issue: Life, Positively. In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we give special coverage to important HIV/AIDS issues.

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Magnetic attraction

November 27, 2010 in Cover Stories by David Stout

Although it’s an accepted convention that sometimes opposites attract, resulting in dichotomous pairings like liberals with conservatives, matinee idols with car park attendants and Carolina fans with Duke fans, for the most part this hasn’t been the case with HIV-positive and HIV-negative people.

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‘White Christmas’ escape

November 27, 2010 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

The holidays are here. Thanksgiving is over and you’re still full of turkey (or tofu), but that doesn’t mean you can stop. The holidays are here! And, it’s time to get out and see all the beautiful, wintry sights. That includes holiday classics like Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” We got the chance to speak briefly with “White Christmas” ensemble member Matthew Kirk. In his 20s, Kirk has been performing musical theater since he was child, and was cast in the original Broadway production of the musical.

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Serving proudly, AAS-C focuses on care, community and clients

November 27, 2010 in News by QNotes Staff

QNotes is pleased to partner with the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.

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Carolina HIV/AIDS resources

November 27, 2010 in News by QNotes Staff

North Carolina is blessed to have a plethora of community resources and programming for those living with HIV/AIDS. Several groups throughout the state work to keep the public educated, provide [...]

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Gospel concert attempts to bridge divide

November 27, 2010 in News by Matt Comer

The shelves on Rosedale Infectious Diseases’ emergency food pantry were getting empty. With a weak economy and the holidays in sight, the HIV/AIDS clinic’s manager, Dale Pierce, and Rosedale physician Frederick A. Cruickshank decided it was time to ramp up their fundraising efforts.

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Community passings

November 27, 2010 in News by QNotes Staff

October and November saw the passing of three Charlotte leaders. Each gave of their time, talent and energy in helping to make this community better. qnotes remembers them, their life and their service.

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Cheat sheet: Preparing for the mayor’s forum

November 27, 2010 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

When Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx comes to his forum at the Lesbian & Gay community Center, community leaders and citizens should ask Foxx hard questions and reserve their pats on the back until after pressing issues are taken care of and promises delivered.

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Focus on HIV/AIDS education, prevention?

November 27, 2010 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you think the LGBT community puts enough focus on HIV/AIDS education, prevention and advocacy?

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TalkBack: Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center

November 27, 2010 in talkback by QNotes Staff

Readers respond to our article profiling John Stolter, new chair of Charlotte’s Lesbian & Gay Community Center.

Look homeward, lesbian

November 27, 2010 in General Gayety by Leslie Robinson

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again.” My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway.

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‘Gay disease’ or not, HIV is our responsibility

November 27, 2010 in Guest Commentary by Matt Comer

The statistics are scary. In places like Washington, D.C., and 19 of the largest U.S. cities, the facts and figures take on new meaning, as more and more people contract HIV and are left to live with the disease, the cultural and institutional stigma and health disparities.

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Kirsch headed east?

November 27, 2010 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

Dan Kirsch, the onetime visionary behind OutCharlotte and The Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Center, has stepped down as executive and artistic director of Diversionary Theatre.

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Charlotte: RAIN clients in need

November 27, 2010 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) is looking for donations for its client services pantry, especially during these economically-trying times.

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Triangle: Center gets ho-ho-hopeful

November 27, 2010 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

— The LGBT Center of Raleigh has been selected as the “Tip for a Cause” for December by the Aveda Institute, 200 W. Franklin St. Visit the facility for any service (i.e., hair cut, color, facial or nail service, etc.) and 100 percent of all tips will be contributed to the Center.

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Triad: Adam Foundation rings in the season

November 27, 2010 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Adam Foundation’s 1st Annual Holiday Social will be held on Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m., at Finnigan’s Wake, 620 N Trade St.

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Western: ASO sponsors AIDS Day events, honors local philanthropists

November 27, 2010 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) will partner with a host of community agencies on Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day. Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams will be honored with the inaugural Legacy Award at ALFA’s Winter Gala on Dec. 5.

College application letter

November 27, 2010 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell

It is the season for high school seniors to begin thinking seriously about applying for college or university admissions. Grades from years’ past, all the activities of students engaged in — from student government and plays, to sports and civic service credits — are being counted.

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Sure are a bunch of ‘pretty ladies!’

November 27, 2010 in Drag Rag by Miss Della

Gather ‘round, kiddies — the Thanksgiving table, that is! Let’s pour tea about some contests that have taken place recently, but I’ll also mention some shows that I’ve seen, too.

Out in the Stars: Nov. 27-Dec. 10

November 27, 2010 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Welcome December and the array of planets that dance in and out of Capricorn and Sagittarius. Let the energies flow as easily as the egg nog. Santa wants to know if you’ve been naughty or nice. Think before responding — you know sometime naughties get the better gift.