For the third year in a row, QNotes went directly to the people for their votes on their favorite and best coffee shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, popular leaders and elected officials and non-profit organizations.
In this issue, qnotes profiles our readers’ picks in our 2012 QList, Best of LGBT Carolina. Hundreds in our communities across the state cast their ballots to choose their favorite and best coffee houses, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, community leaders, elected officials, non-profit organizations and more. The results all speak for themselves.
The two major presidential candidates have both set off political firestorms in recent weeks with controversial comments about the nature of the relationship between Americans and their government. First, President Barack Obama attracted a fusillade of attacks for his ill-advised use of the phrase “you didn’t build that.”
QPoll: If the election for president were held today, would you vote for Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or neither?
If the election for president were held today, would you vote for Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or neither?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of GetEQUAL, a national direct-action LGBT equality group, were dragged from a Sept. 15 protest inside the “Values Voter Summit” at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
Wesley Thompson dreamed of growing up and practicing medicine. That is, when he wasn’t dreaming of growing up and becoming Darrin Stephens and marrying a martini-making enchantress. “Once I realized I couldn’t have a witch for a wife,” he says, “guys were my next option!”
With my life-preserver vest snuggly snapped onto my torso and my helmet or “brain bucket” firmly on my head, my partner Dean and daughter Adrianne climbed into the yellow whitewater inflated raft on a cool September afternoon.
My dear readers, we gather once more, as we have for 16 years now, to get updates on pageantry tea and such. It has been a busy time since the last one, for sure. I hope you all noticed or know that the last Rag was so blessed long that it appeared online only — and not in print.
Pluto gets bumped and jostled by Venus, Mercury and Saturn all through October, but in a very nice way. We feel our oats, as well as the oats of others, and can unleash our personal oomph to take us forward and up, up, up. Go for it, whatever “it” is.