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October 1, 2011 – QNotes

Tyranny of the Majority?

Equality NC gears up campaign against Amendment One

Voters will head to the polls on May 8, 2012, to vote on an anti-LGBT constitutional amendment that will ban marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. The measure, “Amendment One,” could also have dire consequences for scores of unmarried opposite-sex couples.

Youth: Amendment sends bad message

Politically-active gay young people speak out

Lee Storrow and Seth Keel both believe that young people will stand up and turn out to vote against Amendment One. “Young people are angry,” Storrow says. “They will go to the polls and we will see it fail.”

Grassroots, start your engines!

LGBT citizens engage, fire up homespun activism efforts

LGBT North Carolinians are wasting no time when it comes to organizing against Amendment One, the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment that will be placed on the May 8, 2012 primary ballot.

HRC NC Gala kicks off

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that the 17th annual HRC North Carolina Gala is returning to Charlotte in 2012 after being held in Raleigh for two years. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 and will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center.

William Rufus King: First gay U.S. vice president?

National Gay History Project 2011

North Carolina’s William Rufus DeVane King, the 13th United States vice president, has the distinction of having served in that office for less time than any other vice president. He died of tuberculosis on April 18, 1853, just 25 days after being sworn into office on March 24, 1853. Other historians have speculated that King holds yet another distinction — the likely status of being the first gay U.S. vice president and possibly one of the first gay members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Hate group extremists are leading anti-gay amendment push

Editor's Note

Twenty-four hours – that’s just about the amount of time it took Republican leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly to push through a drastic and draconian revision to our state’s constitution. They’re hasty consideration of the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment circumvented a true public hearing on the bill and betrayed Republicans’ utter disrespect for their hallowed chambers, the law and the people of this great state.

Find me a find

General Gayety

Yente would plotz. The matchmaker in “Fiddler on the Roof” would have a coronary over the kind of matchmaking being practiced these days. And, by a rabbi, no less. The shmendrik.