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Print Edition 2013-03-29 – QNotes

Queer Country

Country music’s progressive, populist and LGBT-friendly themes

Country music megastar Brad Paisley debuted the title track to his 2011 album “This is Country Music” to a standing ovation at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., in November 2010.

Spring, and music, is in the air

Upcoming concerts

It’s spring time. With warmer weather comes more opportunities to get out and see, do and hear. Take a gander at these upcoming concerts and musical events in and around Charlotte.

RiverRun to honor local gay couple

Film festival to feature transgender Canadian film

Longtime LGBT activists and local arts supporters Frank Benedetti and Gary Trowbridge will be honored at this year’s 15th annual RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem.

Staff transitions signal growth at Time Out Youth

Three newest staffers bring new energy amid increased services and programming

An influx of new staff members over the past several months at a local LGBT youth services agency is signaling increased growth for the organization, as it tackles school outreach, youth homelessness prevention and other programs designed to support LGBT young people.

Protecting our local LGBT history

Editor's Note

Local LGBT history must be preserved. It is essential for our community’s past, our present and our future. Documenting our history in publicly-viewable and publicly-accessible ways also acts to ensure that our community, its past struggles and its past victories, are not forgotten.

You speak, we listen: 2013 Reader Survey


It’s been nearly 10 years since qnotes last performed a large-scale, in-depth reader survey. Starting with this March 29 issue and continuing through April 30, we’re launching our 2013 QNotes Reader Survey.

TalkBack: 03.29.13

In Tuscaloosa Alabama we have begun bridging the gap between the local community and the academic collegiate world. I, and many others, are part of Southerners on New Ground.

Charlotte: TOY to host prom

Carolinas News Notes

Time Out Youth (TOY) will hold its annual prom on April 27, 7:30-10.30 p.m., at Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. Theme is “A Night Beyond the Stars!”