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November 26, 2011 – QNotes

Life, Positively 2011

World AIDS Day 2011 Special Section

QNotes marks World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the 1980s AIDS Crisis in our special section presented by Raleigh’s Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina.

Filmmaker wants the world to know: ‘We Were Here’

New documentary profiles the earliest days of the AIDS Crisis at its epicenter

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS Crisis and screenwriter and director David Weissman — whose credits include the 2000 film “The Family Man,” 2001’s “Evolution” and 2010’s “When in Rome” — releases his “We Were Here,” a documentary profiling the earliest days of the Crisis at its epicenter, San Francisco.

1981: Where We Were

The new documentary, “We Were Here,” takes audiences on an emotional journey back to 1981, when gay men in San Francisco’s Castro district came to the horrifying realization that a cluster of unexplained deaths was the start of a viral epidemic. A look at key facts and figures from where we were in 1981.

‘Voices Project’ aims to tell stories, amplify voices

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network hosts fundraising story-telling event

See all coverage in our 2011 “Life, Positively” special section… CHARLOTTE — The issues faced by people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS are often boiled down to faceless, emotionless medical stats and numbers. The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) hopes to change that this World AIDS Day with their Voices Project. On …

Carolina HIV/AIDS resources

AIDS Service Organizations and upcoming events

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 testing and counseling and support and case management to those who test positive.

Searching for our 2011 Person of the Year

Help us pick QNotes' 2011 Person of the Year!

Each year, QNotes honors one brave or talented soul in our local LGBT community as our Person of the Year. The person honored has contributed to the community, worked for its benefit and raised awareness on important issues.

Mr. Speaker’s teachable moment

Editor's Note

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis has, for the most part, been a statesman and spoken, at least publicly, with respect, care and diligence, especially on LGBT issues. Yet he is wrong on one important issue: Despite his claims to the contrary, marriage is a constitutional right.

Do not stoop to level of bigots

Guest Commentary

I appreciate and can understand editor Matt Comer’s views as expressed in his Nov. 12 Editor’s Note. However, I wish he had called on me to clarify my comment or at least ask why I had called on people to be thankful for his service.