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