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Life, Positively 2012

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

qnotes is pleased to partner with Rosedale Infectious Disease and the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.

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Rosedale ID fundraiser nets thousands

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Nearly 350 people attended a special evening of music, awards and fundraising in early November at Rosedale ID’s annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration. The event, featuring gospel singers Christy Sutherland and Lynda Randle also featured their annual Inspiration Awards presented to radio hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway and youth activist Jordan Mitzel.

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Under new leadership, AAS-C continues service

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina (AAS-C) continues its more than 20-year service to the Triangle area as they continue to welcome new executive director Stacy Duck into its fold.

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RAIN marks 20 years of service

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Trained as a minister and having worked in several congregations, the Rev. Deborah Warren didn’t foresee herself leading an HIV/AIDS organization. All that would change in the early 1990s as Warren was faced with the realities of the lingering effects of the harrowing AIDS Crisis.

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HIV in the United States: At A Glance

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

CDC estimates 1.2 million people in the United States (U.S.) are living with HIV infection. One in five (20 percent) of those people are unaware of their infection.

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New advances could help keep HIV at bay

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

Two new advances in HIV/AIDS prevention and testing could mean big changes for those at-risk of infection. This summer, the Federal Drug Administration offered their approval to new uses of AIDS medicine Truvada and to an at-home HIV test.

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Carolina HIV/AIDS resources

November 24, 2012 in A&E / Life&Style, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

North Carolina is blessed to have a plethora of community resources and programming for those living with HIV/AIDS. Several groups throughout the state work to keep the public educated, provide [...]

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QPoll: Has AIDS awareness inreased or decreased?

November 24, 2012 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you believe the awareness of HIV/AIDS has increased or decreased in the time since the 1980s AIDS Crisis? What is to blame: Is it funding, generational changes or ‘HIV fatigue’?

North Carolina: The last state that amended its constitution with the purpose of outlawing marriage equality and institutionalized hate

November 24, 2012 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell

I woke up on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012, almost leaping out of bed with a big smile on my face, because I knew who was going to be president for the next four years. It is President Barak Obama, the nominee I volunteered for during the last two months.

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Charlotte’s community is growing up

November 24, 2012 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

This year marks platinum anniversaries for not one, but two different community organizations here in Charlotte. For two decades, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) and the Charlotte Business Guild have served community members in untold and myriad ways.

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Beyond the Carolinas: Gay marriage by the numbers

November 24, 2012 in Beyond the Carolinas by David Stout

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On Election Day, the residents of Maine, Maryland and Washington affirmed that their states will recognize marriages for lesbian and gay couples. An analyses of Census 2010 data conducted by the Williams Institute suggests that approximately 35,000 same-sex couples live in these states and that over 17,000 will marry in the next three years. Many of these couples are raising children, ranging from 14 percent of same-sex couples living in Maine to 20 percent in Maryland.

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Charlotte: Guild to bestow awards

November 24, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG), a member of the Charlotte Chamber Diversity Action Council, is hosting its 20th Anniversary Gala on Dec. 1, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, 5501 Carnegie Blvd.

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ALFA plans AIDS remembrance

November 24, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

HICKORY, N.C. — The AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) will host a World AIDS Day HIV/AIDS awareness event, “Universal Access to Care and Human Rights,” on Dec. 1 at First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave. N.E.

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Triad: Chorus celebrates 14th season

November 24, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Triad Pride Men’s Chorus (TPMC) will hold a winter concert, “Celebrate,” on Dec. 8, 8 p.m., in Greensboro at Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Dr., and Dec. 15, 8 p.m., in Winston-Salem at Wake Forest University, Wait Chapel, 1834 Wake Forest Rd., as part of its 14th season, A Season of Pride.

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Charlotte: Foundation to launch in December

November 24, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes by QNotes Staff

CHARLOTTE — Twelve In Twelve (twelveintwelve.org), the non-profit organization founded by J.D. Lewis that took his two sons, Jackson and Buck, around the world for 12 months doing relief work on all seven continents and 12 countries, will launch The Twelve In Twelve Foundation at Harvest Moon Grille at The Dunhill Hotel, 237 N. Tryon St., on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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20 Questions: LeMond E. Hart, Charlotte

November 24, 2012 in 20 Questions by David Stout

In a typical day LeMond Hart wears several different hats…and sometimes several different shirts, pants and shoes, too. You see, in addition to being a student, a partner in a long-term relationship, a father figure and a veteran, he’s also a model.

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It’s tea time at the pageant scene!

November 24, 2012 in Drag Rag by Miss Della

As I sit down to write another tardy Drag Rag, it occurs to me, as it does every once in a while, that I have not rounded up much tea this time. It seems the pageantry calendar is dry about this time, with the exception of a few tidbits. Pageant enthusiasts notice this every once in a while and it seems like it happens before and after the holidays. Don’t ask me why!

Out in the Stars: November 24 – December 7

November 24, 2012 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

The Sun enters affable, honest Sagittarius. Our hopes and aspirations know no bounds even if a few of the niceties fall through the cracks. So, while we may not be the smoothest of operators, we still know how to maneuver around obstacles.

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Being neat can go a ‘tidy’ bit overboard?

November 24, 2012 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A readers asks: “My roommate’s very anal. She likes the kitchen and bathroom kept clean a certain way and that’s not all. How do I get her to be less anal and more relaxed?”