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.
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.
A national LGBT advocacy organization has released the second edition of their rating tool for cities and municipalities across the country. Cities in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, were among the rankings, with scores jumping this year from initial scores in 2012.
Local LGBT communities across the Carolinas will rally to support increased awareness on anti-transgender violence during local observances of the national Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Complaints and controversy have arisen in the Columbia Police Department following the Sept. 28 SC Pride parade. According to The State, two veteran police officers protested interim Chief Rueben Santiago’s order to march in the gay Pride parade.
The South Carolina National Guard announced Tuesday that it would not process benefits for legally-married same-sex couples at state-owned facilities. Instead, the state guard will direct all family benefits applications to federal installations.
Thousands are turning out today in Columbia for SC Pride and in Durham for NC Pride. Here’s the best of social media from the two events in Durham and Columbia! Happy Pride social networking and mingling, y’all!
Anti-LGBT advocacy organizations are criticizing the choice by University of South Carolina-Upstate officials to require incoming freshman to read an LGBT-themed book in their first-year reading program.
Comedian Sandra Bernhard has a career miles and miles long, including stand-up comedy, TV and music. She’s even written books. Of it all, she tells qnotes that performing live is her favorite.
The National Coalition Anti-Violence Project (NCAVP) will hold its first annual roundtable conference on Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 4295 Augusta Rd. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The Miss South Carolina 2013 pageant, a part of the Miss American Organization, has “come out” literally this year with its first openly lesbian contestant in the system’s history.
Today, take a moment from the celebration to remember our history and to recommit yourself to those eternal words which propelled our forefathers’ seemingly impossible dream into a reality.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and, on a procedural matter, has effectively overturned California’s Proposition 8.
The U.S. Supreme Court again punted decisions today on two landmark marriage equality cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts said this morning that the Court would meet again at 10 a.m. Wednesday to release all its remaining opinons.
Like millions of others across the U.S., LGBT community members and their families and friends across the Carolinas are awaiting this week’s potential Supreme Court opinions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
The nation’s largest “ex-gay” organization, which had said for years that LGBT people could change their sexual orientation, announced on Wednesday that it was shutting its doors. The reaction to the news has grabbed national headlines and one gay Christian organizer in North Carolina is warning that the work to heal old wounds is not yet over.