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VIDEO: Neo-Nazi and KKK rally

November 10, 2012 in Blog by Matt Comer

Video report from the Nov. 10, 2012, National Socialist Movement and Ku Klux Klan rally in Uptown Charlotte.

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Neo-Nazis, KKK outnumbered by counter-protesters in Charlotte

November 10, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

As many as 250 counter-protesters flocked to Uptown Charlotte today to demonstrate against a neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan rally meant to protest undocumented immigration. Organizers of the counter-protest say they wanted to take a stand against hate.

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PHOTOS: Neo-Nazi, KKK groups rally in Charlotte

November 10, 2012 in Blog by Matt Comer

100-plus photos from the Nov. 10 neo-Nazi and KKK rally in Uptown Charlotte.

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PHOTOS: Google Earth satellites capture Pride Charlotte

November 10, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Any of the internet’s billions of users who want to explore Charlotte on Google Earth will get a small peek at Pride Charlotte, the Queen City’s annual LGBT Pride festival.

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Neo-Nazi, KKK groups to rally in Uptown today

November 10, 2012 in News by Matt Comer

Community members are preparing to counter messages of hate as a national neo-Nazi group and a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan make plans to rally in Uptown on Saturday.

Holiday Shopping & Gift Guide

November 10, 2012 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Holidays by David Aaron Moore

It’s that time of year again. Doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating Christmas, Chanukah or Winter Solstice, most Americans like to join in for the merriment of the holiday season by exchanging gifts with family members, good friends and their spouse or significant other.

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Deck your halls with innovative tips and techniques

November 10, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by QNotes Staff

The holiday season doesn’t have to always involve the same old, same old when it comes to decorating your home.

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On the eight days of Chanukah . . .

November 10, 2012 in Featured Stories, Holidays by Lainey Millen

Contrary to popular belief here in the South, Chanukah is not Jewish Christmas, even though it’s celebrated in proximity to it.

Staff Editorial: Our job is to report

November 10, 2012 in Editorial by Matt Comer and David Stout

Running an LGBT community newspaper, or any minority community newspaper for that matter, is no easy task. qnotes, like other minority press, operates in a sometimes uncomfortable middle ground between objective media and an instrument to build and empower community.

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QPoll: When will you begin your holiday shopping?

November 10, 2012 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

It’s holiday time! In the Nov. 10 edition, we unveil part one of our holiday shopping guide. How early do you usually begin shopping and crossing items off your gift-giving list?

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Beyond the Carolinas: OutServe-SLDN name first director

November 10, 2012 in Beyond the Carolinas by David Stout

WASHINGTON, D.C. — OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) have tapped Army veteran Allyson Robinson to lead the newly combined organization, which will be known as OutServe-SLDN. The two organizations finalized their merger at the beginning of the month. The plan to join was announced in July.

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Triangle: ENCF shares award winners

November 10, 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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Triad: ‘Sordid’ to be mounted

November 10, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Sordid Lives,” a Del Shores’ comedy, will be held at Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., from Nov. 30-Dec 9.

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South Carolina: Holiday party slated

November 10, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Black Pride will hold its 2nd Annual Red Rendezvous on Dec. 14, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Columbia Music Festival Association, 912 Pulaski St.

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Triangle: Center selling posies

November 10, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., is getting in the Christmas spirt and has developed a fundraiser to support its 2013 OutRaleigh Festival by selling potted poinsettias.

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Charlotte: Pride 2013 staffers, volunteers needed

November 10, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Charlotte, 820 St., Suite B11, has announced its call for 2013 Pride Charlotte volunteers and staffers.

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Gold to hit Broadway

November 10, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Mitchell Gold, founder of Faith in America, will be a guest presenter at the post-performance TalkOUT for the musical “Bare,” on Dec. 5 Broadway World reported.

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20 Questions: Chris Hood, Charlotte

November 10, 2012 in 20 Questions by David Stout

Chris Hood loves living and working in Charlotte. “I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon,” he declares. We believe him — the guy puts down roots. Hood grew up in Rock Hill, where he was “very active in sports and the community.” He left the city to attend Clemson University and after graduating in 2010, he went back home, got a job with a financial firm and came out.

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Playing the field: Fall season off to active start

November 10, 2012 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Here at the sports news desk of qnotes, we are hoping you are enjoying the cool fall weather and taking in some of the exciting sporting events happening around the Carolinas, (even the Panthers are plagued by injuries and Cam is going through his sophomore slump). So, here is a rundown of what you might have missed and what things you shouldn’t miss in the next month!

Out in the Stars: November 10 – 23

November 10, 2012 in News by Charlene Lichtenstein

Lust compels us to action, or at least we think so as Mars moves into earthy Capricorn and conjuncts shocking Pluto. Actions have reactions. Will it be everything we desire or just another case of heartburn? Better pack the Pepto.