The executive director of a national safe schools organization for LGBT students will visit Charlotte on Wednesday, speaking with local students and community leaders at a town hall that evening.
Local and regional LGBT non-profit organizations are showing strength in their fundraising efforts and diversity in the sources of their revenue, even as low numbers of community members are actively donating, according to data reported in QNotes’ fourth annual Community Assessment Survey.
Nearly 100 people gathered on Wednesday evening for a town hall discussion at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, with conversation often returning to key concerns on openness, transparency and board accountability.
One of the largest healthcare systems in North Carolina is taking criticism for its decision to hire a state lawmaker known as the “architect” of North Carolina’s 2012 anti-LGBT constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
The staff of a local LGBT youth center say a rainbow flag posted on a flagpole on their property in NoDa was missing when they showed up for work this morning.
Democrat Patrick Cannon was sworn-in as Charlotte’s new mayor on Monday night, promising an emphasis on jobs, the economy and community safety, while five new members of City Council joined returning members to jump start a new session in local government.
New members of the Charlotte City Council, along with new Mayor Patrick Cannon, took their oaths of office on Monday night, also electing a new mayor pro tempore in a split vote that could create a power shift from more progressive leaders who have been recently outspoken on their support for LGBT residents.
World AIDS Day falls on Sunday this year and several events are planned in Charlotte to commemorate the day, just as families and friends are wrapping up their Thanksgiving holiday weekends.
The Scorpio, a local bar popular with the LGBT community, has become a national sponsor of the locally-based Campus Pride, a national organization for student leaders and college groups works to create safer environments for LGBT students on college and university campuses.
From the QNotes staff to you, your friends and family, Happy Thanksgiving! Given that it’s our collective day for thanks, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for QNotes to kick start its very own Throwback Thursdays series! We’re starting it off right: With a glimpse back 15 years ago when the Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist clan visited the Carolinas.
Mayor Patsy Kinsey delivered her 2013 State of the City address at City Council’s meeting on Monday and said the inclusion of the city’s LGBT community is among her legacy accomplishments.
More than 30 years into the AIDS Crisis, gay and bisexual men, along with other men who have sex with men (MSM), remain the population most at-risk for HIV infection. One expert thinks it’s time for the gay community to step up and take issues of sex, sexuality and HIV head-on.
qnotes is pleased to partner with Different Roads Home, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and PowerHouse Project in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.