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December 10, 2011 – QNotes

The Giving Season

Local gay party planning company and friends give back during the holidays

This year’s Just Twirl Christmas party, Twirl to the World, is the third time the company will gear up for the holidays with a special celebration meant to to do just that. From gifts for needy to children and housing and heat for the poor, Twirl to the World and those who attend the event with donations in-hand will make a real difference.

‘Don we now our gay apparel’

Style, Fashion and the Everyman

Every morning — and on those afternoons before evenings out on the town — we dress ourselves and we make a presentation for the world to see. Shall this presentation be of style and grace or a “oh honey, no” sort of situation?

Chic holiday entertaining for less

Tips and tricks to make any holiday party a blast

A beautiful holiday table can be the centerpiece of any celebration. However, many hosts and hostesses are discouraged by the idea and potential cost of fancy linens, expensive serving ware and a perfect centerpiece.

Holiday Cooking

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and Molasses Cookies

It’s that time of year — friends and family gather for reunions, dinners and parties. And, no get-together is complete without a great dish.

Vaccine may prevent HPV-related anal cancer

Popular vaccine for young girls now recommended for young men

Just days after the U.S. government recommended that young men be vaccinated against human papillomavirus infection (HPV), a new study shows that such a vaccination may prevent the development of anal cancer.

Naughty and Nice

Editor's Note

Santa Claus is coming to town! And, he’s bringing switches and lumps of coal for some of the state’s meanest and most heartless anti-gay villains. At the same time, there’s plenty of folks in need of rewarding. No doubt, sugarplums and other delicious treats will await them in their stockings Christmas morn.

Kiss and sell

General Gayety

Diplomacy suddenly got a whole lot friendlier. Leaders of nations and leaders of faiths, instead of shaking hands, are kissing each other on the lips.

HIV study results troubling

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

Nearly three out of four Americans living with HIV do not have their infection under control, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released in conjunction with World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. The low percentage comes from the fact that 1 in 5 people with HIV do not know they are infected and, of those who are aware, only 51 percent receive ongoing medical care and treatment.

Programs need more funding

News Notes: Carolinas

North Carolina AIDS Director Jacquelyn Clymore (pictured) said in an interview on Dec. 1 with Chris Fitzsimon on NC Policy’s Watch’s “News & Views” radio show that although AIDS patients today are experiencing longer and better lives, more treatment and research funding is still needed.