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January 21, 2012 – QNotes

Winter Wonderland

Events, activities and travel opportunities to brush off the winter blues

The cold, dreary winter keeps pushing on. It’s time for spring, you exclaim. Too bad winter still has weeks left to go. True, we’ve had a pretty mild winter so far, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t still yearning for the return of those bright, warm and cheery spring and summer days.

Editor Matt Comer steps down

Comer leaves to take new position with Campus Pride

On Jan. 3, QNotes announced the resignation of editor Matt Comer, who stepped down from his position after more than four years of service on Jan. 20 to pursue new opportunities with local, statewide and national LGBT communities.

HRC Gala is around the corner: Are you on board?

National group, local steering committee to award leaders, organizations

The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala is swinging into town the weekend of Feb. 23-26. With it comes a variety of statewide and national leaders, activists, entertainers, philanthropists and other movers and shakers.

This is not ‘goodbye’

Editor's Note

Friends, this is my last issue as editor of qnotes, a position I’ve had the honor and humble privilege to hold now for nearly four-and-a-half years. As you read, my time with the paper has already come to an end.

A new direction?


In what direction would you like the see this publication go as it transitions into new editorial leadership?

Hazing death may be bias-based

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

On Nov. 19, 2011, Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school’s biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing.

Project to tour state

News Notes: Carolinas

The Vote Against Project will be taking to the super slab during the next few months to photograph participants who wish to defeat the anti-gay amendment on the May 8 ballot.

Triangle: Film addresses HIV heartbreak

News Notes: Carolinas

“Absolutely Positive,” a dramatic short film that follows four characters from different walks of life as they get tested for HIV, will be premiered at red carpet screenings at Club 313, 313 W. Hargett St. on two dates, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., and Jan. 29, 5 p.m.