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InFocus: 2012 Community Assessment Survey

October 27, 2012 in Non-Profit Surveys by QNotes Staff

QNotes publishes its annual survey of community non-profit organizations’ budgets, strengths, needs and concerns. In a show of community-wide transparency and accountability, nearly every organization queried for the project opted to participate in the annual survey.

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InFocus: The arts are alive

October 27, 2012 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If is true that the hills are always alive with the sound of music, it must also be true that the City of Charlotte is among that bountiful hill land.

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InFocus: Taking note of the need

October 27, 2012 in News by QNotes Staff

Community organizations who were invited and opted to participate in our 2012 Community Assessment Survey were given the opportunity to provide their wish lists.

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InFocus: Community groups report successes and struggles

October 27, 2012 in News by QNotes Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly a dozen local and regional LGBT non-profit organizations in Charlotte and across the state are sharing their concerns and needs in response to qnotes’ third annual Community Assessment Survey. The survey is a yearly check-up on organization strength, financial well-being and commitment to transparency.

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Groups release local, statewide endorsements

October 27, 2012 in News by QNotes Staff

Three LGBT rights groups have released their endorsements for this fall’s general election on Nov. 6.

Perfectly normal

October 27, 2012 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell

“Gay and Lesbian Parents are Perfectly Average,” screamed the headline on salon.com. In an article by Katie McDonough, the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (another social scientific study) reported that “’high-risk’ children adopted from foster care do just as well when matched with gay, lesbian, or straight parents.”

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Beyond the Carolinas: DOMA Pt. 1: Court sides with equality

October 27, 2012 in Beyond the Carolinas by David Stout

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled Oct. 18 that Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it discriminates against married same-sex couples. N.Y. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman had filed a friend-of-the-court brief together with Vermont and Connecticut arguing that DOMA violates same-sex couples’ right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution and should be more closely scrutinized because it constitutes a sweeping intrusion into the States’ regulation of marriage.

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Anti-hate training available

October 27, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride, a non-profit that works toward equality and safety for students on college campuses, has shared that its “Stop The Hate Training for Trainers” program is available for campuses nationwide.

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ASU hosts film fest

October 27, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s 13th Annual Queer Film Series is underway.

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Charlotte: New church enters Queen City

October 27, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ReBirth Church Charlotte made its home at Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte’s campus at 1825 Eastway Dr. in May 2012 and held it first service there on July 29.

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Food tops SCBP Sunday

October 27, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Black Pride has announced its 4th Annual Soul Food Sunday on Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., at the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, 1108 Woodrow St.

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Triangle: Gala, conference shares award winners

October 27, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality North Carolina Foundation has announced its legislative and champion awardees for 2012. They, along with keynote speaker Rev. William J. Barber, who will receive a special award for his efforts against Amendment One, will be honored at the Nov. 17 Gala event held at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St., on Nov. 17, 6:30-10 p.m.

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20 Questions: T. Randall Jones, Charlotte

October 27, 2012 in 20 Questions by David Stout

T. Randall Jones (Tia) is a writer, activist, occasional poet and accidental songwriter. She tells 20Qs, “I write to uplift, inspire and celebrate LGBT people of faith and to affect positive change by telling their stories.”

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Passing the crown down

October 27, 2012 in Drag Rag by Miss Della

Well, kids, you know the drill — we’ve been doing this for a long time and we’re here to chat about pageants and the queens who win them. And, those who almost win them, too, I guess.

Out in the Stars: October 27 – November 9

October 27, 2012 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Cast your ballots for an exciting November as a jumble of planets march through Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Will your words move the masses or trip you up? Are your dreams destined to become reality or just a mirage? Anything is possible, so prepare for your victories.

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Men: mineral, vegetable or just plain horny?

October 27, 2012 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

One of our readers asks: “Why are men always so horny and promiscuous?”