Each October, everyone and everything goes pink. So, too, has qnotes. And, that’s just the way it should be. Our cover this issue serves as a loving tribute to those affected by breast cancer as our publication pauses to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As of the Oct. 13 print issue’s street date, it’s been 1,041 days since Anthony Foxx became Charlotte’s first Democratic mayor in 22 years, taking the reins of a city council with a decidedly Democratic and pro-LGBT super-majority. Yet, in the time since, important concerns of the local LGBT community continue to languish.
I remember my first mammogram about 20 years ago. And, the reason was more chilling. It came when I discovered a lump in my breast when I was taking my morning shower that was not there even the day before. I went numb. I began to shake. I could not breathe.
One of the most important practices a woman can engage in is a trip to the gynecologist. Oh, this isn’t because you love it so much. Nor, is it because you enjoy the visit. You may like your doctor.
Mecklenburg commissioner Bill James wants to know if the county is violating North Carolina law by offering domestic partner benefits to employees in same-sex relationships. The answer to that question might result in those benefits being lost, which might explain why James seems to be one of few county officials who wants to know.
I am an out and proud Christian. I am a fiscal conservative. I am also a lesbian, so let me just say how psychologically damaging it is to be told by complete strangers that what you do in the privacy of your own home is unnatural, you’re sick in the head, that the right man hasn’t given it to you the right way, that you’re going to hell, that you need to be fixed, that you’re probably a pedophile, that you are destroying the institution of marriage or that you are bringing the wrath of God upon your country. This is what the Republican Party does and these are the ideas it supports.
QPoll: Do you believe center-right moderates will ever be able to regain control of the Republican Party?
Do you believe center-right moderates will ever be able to regain control of the Republican Party or has the power amassed by right-wing extremists already caused too much damage?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A groundbreaking new state law will protect LGBT youth from psychological abuse by deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala Table Captain Committee has announced that it will hold a recruitment party on Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Cathode Azure, 1820 South Blvd., Suite 106.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — John Stossel, a news correspondent and personality from FOX Business News, was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Great Hall of the Student Union, on Sept. 21 where he taped his “Stossel” show segment, “Stossel Goes to College.” It aired on Sept. 27.
When is too much, too too much? Possibly when dreamy Venus squares energetic Mars. Minor tremors become earthquakes, quiet interludes become basheroos and carefully concealed secrets go viral. So, prepare to be jousted, rousted and thrown for a cosmic loop. Enjoy the ride.