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March 3, 2012 – QNotes

Fired over love

Charlotte area organist loses job for marrying his long-term partner

If you had not heard of Steav Bates-Congdon prior to January, you surely have at least seen his name in the past month. Bates-Congdon has received a lot of attention in the news, both local and national, for being fired from his job.

The Modern Man

Four spring looks in white, black and grey

The word “modern” is a little tricky. One could mean something that is new and cutting edge, or perhaps something that is indicative of a time.

Happy, anxious, anxious, happy

General Gayety

The LGBT news in my part of the world has been good lately. Stunningly good. The governor of Washington mastered her qualms, the legislature mustered the votes and soon misters will be marrying misters in the Pacific Northwest.



How would you respond to an acquaintance on Facebook who posts in support of anti-equality initiatives such as Amendment One?

Amendment One


It has been said that one of the best ways to combat Amendment One is to speak out about it and share your opposition. We want to give our readers a place to speak out against Amendment One and what better place than our talkback section!

Changing sex, a desire to love


With the passing of Valentine’s Day, I have been thinking about the relationship between love and desire. When does desire become love? Can you have love without desire?

Maryland gov’t approves marriage

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

Mirroring a landmark Maryland House of Delegates vote from the previous week, on Feb. 23 the state Senate approved a same-sex marriage equality bill introduced by Gov. Martin O’Malley.