The search for Charlotteâ€™s hottest men began months ago and culminated in a thrilling evening of underwear model mayhem at this year’s “BRIEF: A Fete for Fashion.”
Organizers of this yearâ€™s Pride Charlotte say their newly-expanded, two-day festival in Uptown Charlotte will offer extended opportunities for entertainment and community engagement.
Two years ago, Charlotte was one of four cities vying to capture the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC). When the news hit home, locals began putting their dreams and hopes into plan. For many, hosting the national political event would be a defining moment for Charlotte, a city that had been hit hard by the uncertainty caused by the financial and economic collapse in 2008.
In 2008, LGBT delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., were treated to a special welcome when they got to the Mile High City. When nearly 500 LGBT delegates and hundreds more LGBT and straight ally guests arrive in Charlotte, theyâ€™ll be treated no differently.
The next couple of weeks in Charlotte will be buzzing. Thereâ€™s almost too much going on. Between Pride Charlotte, the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention and so many new and progressive changes here at qnotes, I can barely contain my excitement.
Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton are engaged in a cutthroat battle to be the next governor of North Carolina. Up to this point, both candidates have focused their messages primarily on job creation and jumpstarting the economy, along with a healthy dose of personal and political attacks (e.g. McCroryâ€™s tax returns and Daltonâ€™s ties to Gov. Perdue).
Dynasty Young, a gay, gender non-conforming 17-year-old, will not be allowed to return to his former high school officials for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) have decided.
Becoming a drag star wasnâ€™t enough for David Sewell, so he became a drag starla instead. Starla DaVinci, that is. The 26-year-old Aquarius is a native Charlottean and popular member of the cityâ€™s vibrant drag scene.
If you are running on all four engines, try to coast a bit. Energetic Mars enters passionate Scorpio and trines retro Neptune in Pisces. That means that seemingly inconsequential small actions can take us further than we ever thought possibleâ€¦in an entirely different direction! But, donâ€™t panic. Enjoy the ride and expect to take the scenic route.
A reader wants to know: Iâ€™ve been ill for months now. And, Iâ€™ve been telling my primary doctor that I know whatâ€™s wrong with me. But, he keeps saying, â€śThe tests donâ€™t prove it.â€ť But, Iâ€™m sure I know whatâ€™s happening to me. What do I do?