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InFocus: Charlotte – 2013 LGBT Newcomer and Community Resource Guide

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

QNotes presents its annual InFocus: Charlotte LGBT Newcomer and Community Resource Guide for 2013.

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InFocus: Charlotte – Challenge and Change in LGBT Charlotte

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Last month, the LGBT community witnessed history. One of the last remaining vestiges of federal anti-LGBT discrimination was wiped away when the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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InFocus: Charlotte – RAIN: Compassionate support

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by Lainey Millen

With over 20 years of service to the community, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) has been at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

InFocus: Charlotte – Time Out Youth: Sheltering the next generation

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by Maria Dominguez

Time Out Youth’s Host Home Program has been benefitting LGBT young people in Charlotte for more than 20 years.

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InFocus: Charlotte – Charlotte nightlife: A scene for all

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Charlotte’s LGBT nightlife scene has something for every taste, from dance to sports to country/western.

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InFocus: Charlotte – Charlotte LGBT Community Resources

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

We’ve rolled out our 2013 Community Resource Guide for our InFocus: Charlotte issue.

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InFocus: Charlotte – Annual Events

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Charlotte has a host of events that dot the landscape throughout the year.

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InFocus: Charlotte – LGBT-friendly Charlotte companies

July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign releases their Corporate Equality Index, measuring corporations on LGBT employee protections, benefits and other issues.

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Southern queers can’t get no love, y’all

July 19, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

I, for one, have just about had it up to here with all the stereotypes about the South, y’all. And, it’s high time us southern queer folk start tellin’ it just like it is: Our wonderful accents don’t knock dozens of points off our IQs.

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TalkBack: 07.19.13

July 19, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff

Readers respond to LGBT Dems and Trans Inclusion, as well as LGBT Dems and Transparency

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QPoll: Is the South unfairly stereotyped?

July 19, 2013 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you think the South is unfairly stereotyped and, thus, overlooked by leaders and organizations in the national LGBT and progressive communities?

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South Carolina: Pageant sees first lesbian contestant

July 19, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

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.

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Charlotte: Amendment One and the law presentation slated

July 19, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

On Aug. 1, Connie Vetter, an attorney and member of the North Carolina State Bar and Mecklenburg County Bar, will present “Amendment One, DOMA, and Gay Law 101: Everything you should and need to know” at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson, at 6:30 p.m.

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Western: ALFA raises voices

July 19, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) has shared that is is hosting a Joyful Noise Gospel Festival on July 20, 4 p.m., at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church, 1763 Highland Ave., NE.

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Triad: New center opening

July 19, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Triad is expanding its outreach to the LGBT community. In August, North Star LGBT Community Center will open at 704 Brookstown Ave.

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Triangle: Center seeks survey participants

July 19, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., has launched its annual engagement survey.

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Playing the Field: Skates, homeplates

July 19, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome back! We here at qnotes hope that you have been enjoying your summer and getting out there to support your local LGBT sports teams and athletes.

Out in the Stars: July 19 – August 1

July 19, 2013 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Sun in Leo heats up our otherwise cool existence. Our lives become vibrant and colorful and we feel as if we could charm the world with one big toothy grin

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Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when…

July 19, 2013 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “My woman and I broke up. It got so sour that we ended up in court. Now, she’s dissing my name all over town. How do I stay where I am ‘til all the gossip stops?”