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Wine & Dine: The Inaugural Queen City Restaurant Guide

June 21, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Welcome to the inaugural edition of qnotes’ Queen City Restaurant Guide. With the help of our readers, qnotes staff chose some of the hippest and favorite eateries in the Charlotte area to feature this issue.

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Fifth Third Bank reaches out

June 21, 2013 in Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

LGBT and straight ally employees and officers of Fifth Third Bank say they are committed to giving back to the local LGBT community.

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Charlotte Pride kicks off

June 21, 2013 in News by Lainey Millen

Charlotte Pride will host the first-ever Canine Couture fundraising event on June 29, 2-5 p.m., at Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St., who will sell craft beers, along with food truck vendors “slinging some grub,” organizers said.

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The White House welcomes QNotes

June 21, 2013 in News by QNotes Staff

On June 13, qnotes publisher Jim Yarbrough and editor Matt Comer attended President Barack Obama’s LGBT Pride Month Reception at The White House in Washington, D.C.

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‘The Charlotte Way’ is an Old South relic; It’s time to bid it adieu

June 21, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

At the end of May, The Charlotte Observer and PNC Bank hosted an historic gathering of several former Charlotte mayors. There, former mayors Richard Vinroot and Gov. Pat McCrory bemoaned what seemed to them to be the death of “The Charlotte Way.”

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QPoll: Are you a fan of ‘The Charlotte Way’ and do you think it is useful?

June 21, 2013 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Are you a fan of “The Charlotte Way” and do you think it is useful? Or, do you think it is just another good ol’ boy system that
benefits and provides access for the privileged few over the many?

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TalkBack 06.21.13

June 21, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff

Our readers share their views on LGBT inaction in Charlotte, ENDA importance and what Pride mean.

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Triangle: Raleigh center nets national affiliation

June 21, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Matt Comer

The LGBT Center of Raleigh has announced that its Gay & Gray Initiative has received national affilation with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and will change names to SAGE Raleigh.

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Western: Collective stages play

June 21, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Different Stokes! Performing Arts Collective is presenting “Incongruence” through June 29, 7:30 p.m., at ACT/35below, 35 Walnut St. to benefit Blue Ridge Pride.

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Triangle: Library presents author reading

June 21, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Durham County Library, in celebration of LGBT Pride Month, will bring author LaToya Hankins in on June 24, 7 p.m., 300 Roxboro St., to read from her book “SBF Seeking.”

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Charlotte: Champions awards noms open

June 21, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by QNotes Staff

On June 6 Charlotte Pride announced the first-ever Champions of Pride Awards honoring outstanding dedication, service and commitment to the Charlotte area LGBTQ community.

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Triad: Grant apps open

June 21, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Matt Comer

The Guilford Green Foundation has made its 2013 grant applications available.

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Beyond the Carolinas: White House objects to NDAA ‘conscience’ language

June 21, 2013 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

The White House on June 11 threatened to veto a defense spending bill that includes so-called “conscience protections” that critics say would allow service members to promote anti-gay beliefs without fear of discipline.

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Playing the Field: Tournaments’ net wins, losses

June 21, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

First and foremost, I’d like to say congratulations to Jason Collins and Robbie Rodgers on becoming the first openly gay active athletes in the NBA and MLS, respectively.

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Errata

June 21, 2013 in News by QNotes Staff

Scholarship winners and Pride Winston-Salem stories in the June 7 issue had errors. This post corrects that. We regret the errors.

Out in the Stars: June 21 – July 4

June 21, 2013 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Your emotions can overtake your better judgment when the Sun enters sensitive Cancer. Will you lead with your heart or your head? Whatever you do, be sure to pack a roadmap…and avoid low ceilings.

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Baby, I’m through cause life is too short for you

June 21, 2013 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “I’ve been going after this guy for over a year now. Even though he’s friendly and sweet, he still won’t date me. I know I’m not his type, but how can I get him to fall for me?”