Be sure to pick up a copy of qnotes’ Aug. 20, 2011, print issue — on newsstands now! It includes our annual QGuide, an LGBT Carolina Resource Guide. Just in time for Pride Charlotte, this resource guide is a comprehensive directory of LGBT non-profit groups and resources, AIDS service organizations, LGBT-friendly faith institutions and nightlife.
Artist Gil Croy says he never thought his Human Canvas project would grow to encompass so many others and gain the support it’s received from The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte and the Pride Charlotte Festival, slated for Uptown on Aug. 27.
The Christian martyr Saint Sebastian is a complex figure in Western art. He’s been a religious martyr, a patron saint of athletes and of soldiers — and what might arguably be history’s first recorded gay icon.
A pro-gay rally planned for the first day of a special September legislative session received little and muted responses from LGBT community members and organizations across the state. It’s Eastern North Carolina organizer is calling foul after the statewide Equality North Carolina announced Thursday they would hold their own rally one day after the original event was slated to occur.
Michael Harney, The Rubberman, is an HIV/AIDS/STD/Hepatitis prevention educator and street outreach worker at the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP), and separately operates the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (NEPA). He recently attended the sixth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome, Italy July 17-21.
Nearly five dozen LGBT Democrats from across the state gathered on Aug. 6 to form the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina. The new organization, which approved its bylaws and elected its first officers, will move to seek official auxiliary or caucus status from the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee.
The Southern Ideal Home Show celebrates 27 years Aug. 26-28 at The Park Expo & Conference Center. John Gidding from “Curb Appeal: The Block,” one of HGTV’s most popular shows, joins the Home Show on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Plant It Stage.
The unfortunate truth is that there are people in and around Charlotte who, despite their stated goals, seek not to unite, but rather break apart communities. These folks, motivated by a “life-or-death” mission, seek to push LGBT people back into the closet and even into the grave — both literally and figuratively. Perhaps the most well-known are now-convicted stalker and street preacher Flip Benham and professional anti-gay malcontent Dr. Michael Brown of Concord’s FIRE Church and FIRE School of Ministry.
Jerusalem just held its Pride parade and over 4,000 people marched. There were protesters and one person was arrested for throwing stink bombs, but on the whole, Jerusalem’s 10th annual March for Pride and Tolerance went well.
Upon my return from traveling on Tuesday, July 19, I found my inbox flooded with news that a dear friend had passed on. I can’t say that I knew Pamela Jones nearly as well as I would have liked, yet she and I shared many far-ranging conversations and I always felt her to be a kindred spirit.