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February 5, 2011 – QNotes

StillOut stands out

In a world of fast-paced, motion media, one Charlotte photography group seeks to freeze the frame

With everyday conversations in which references to TV moments seem to outnumber recollections of actual memories and YouTube allusions usually overtake verbal attempts to share real experience, it’s easy to feel swept away in the fast pace of the moving media world.

Southern culture plays role in gay-led families

Census numbers show high number of same-sex families with children in the South

“Gay parents find South more accepting,” read a headline in The New York Times last month. Raleigh’s News & Observer was a bit less reserved: “Raleigh No. 3 in gay parents,” they said matter-of-factly.

A fresh face at the legislature

Freshman Marcus Brandon focuses on education, community development, sustainability

Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford) is the first openly gay man elected to the legislature and the first to hold office in the House. He’s also the first openly gay and African-American candidate ever elected to a state-level office. Despite all these exciting “firsts,” the reality is that Brandon comes into his new job as a freshman in a party that has been relegated to a political minority after experiencing a dynasty-like chain of unbroken political authority for nearly a full century.

HRC to award teen, longtime leader and org

2011 Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala to be held Feb. 26

RALEIGH – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) North Carolina Gala will return to Raleigh on Feb. 26. The event, the largest LGBT fundraising event in the state, will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Hundreds are expected to attend the benefit, where three awards will be presented. HRC’s Equality Awards recognize individual and organizational …

Gay UCC pastor nom’ed for top post

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

Plus other national and global headlines: Hospital visitation rights in effect, No Name-Calling Week observed, GLAAD unveils media awards noms, Workplace rules at Jewish non-profits studied, Key Ugandan activist murdered.

Judy Shepard to speak in Charlotte

News Notes: Carolinas

LGBT advocate Judy Shepard will speak at the Campus Pride (CP) and Time Out Youth (TOY) annual awareness event “Believe in Youth” on Feb. 20, 3 p.m., at Myers Park Baptist Church’s Heaton Hall, 1900 Queens Rd. Plus, HRC Charlotte goes bowling.