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December 8, 2012 – QNotes

Cool Yule: Holidays 2012

Ways to enjoy the holidays and the winter season ahead

Pull out your scarves, long coats and mittens! qnotes style columnist Daniel Stroupe graces the page with his tips and advice for fabulous winter-season style. Additionally, we have Carolina winter destinations, holiday recipes and gift-giving ideas just for you.

Charlotte: Learn how to say ‘no’

Carolinas News Notes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A multi-location event revolving around the critically-acclaimed “Bully” documentary film will be held in the Queen City in January through Joined In Education and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. It is being sponsored by The Leon Levine Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the Gorelick Foundation and others.

Queers trek across U.S.

Carolinas News Notes

ATLANTA, Ga. — North Carolina photographer Keith Bailey has launched his cross-country journey “Queer Across America,” with the pilot shooting taking place in Augusta, Ga., as qnotes hits the streets on Dec. 8. The three-day filming will be followed by other filmings in Atlanta before Christmas and then up to Charlotte, N.C., in January, reports.

Charlotte: Nuns to hit Blumenthal stage

Carolinas News Notes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Out on the Town (OOTT), the LGBT theater social group available through the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series, has announced that it will host an exclusive pre-show party in the lounge at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., before the performance of “Sister Act” on Jan. 10.

Beyond the Carolinas: ‘Ex-gay’ agency sued for fraud

Beyond the Carolinas

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Southern Poverty Law Center, joined by the law firms of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, filed a lawsuit Nov. 27 against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), its founder, Arthur Goldberg (pictured) and a counselor, Alan Downing, for peddling conversion therapy services, a dangerous and discredited practice that fraudulently claims to convert people from gay to straight.

Crisp English Style for Winter

Toasty warm with the sense of a cheery ol’ chap

Theater Charlotte is presenting “The Foreigner” from Jan. 25 – Feb. 10. The play revolves around a couple of Englishmen, Charlie Baker and Staff Sgt. Froggy LeSueur visiting a fishing lodge in Georgia. This comedy is full of intrigue as Charlie wants to just be left alone, so they feign that he does not know a word of English. He has to keep up the ruse as he hears the secrets and gossip of the local townsfolk in this classic comedy by Larry Shue.

Winter excursions in North Carolina

Close-to-home holiday events and winter ski travel

Winter is on its way. With it comes the expected cold weather and the doldrums of bleak, gray skies. Kids look forward to snow and days out of school. Grown-ups look toward breaking the monotony of the coldest, darkest part of the year. Whether you’re a winter lover or the I-can’t-wait-until-spring-and-summer-returns kind of person, there’s plenty to keep you occupied this season.

Holiday Guide, Part II: Note the need

Philanthropy can be your holiday gift to your neighbor

In the fall, qnotes published several wish lists from local organizations which chose to participate in our annual Community Assessment Survey. In the spirit of this giving season, we’re reprinting the lists.