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Fall into the Foothills

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

As autumn and winter approach, plan your excursion to North Carolina’s foothills and Blue Ridge. QNotes explores local wineries and breweries in Asheville, the Piedmont and the Yadkin River Valley.

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Fall: In the Highlands

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Asheville — that quaint little town full of lesbians (and gays, too!) — seems to fall on just about every LGBT-friendly travel guide ever created. Most focus on the art and the LGBT-friendly nightlife and dining.

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Fall: In the Foothills

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Where North Carolina’s Piedmont begins to gently roll upward toward the Blue Ridge, you’ll find Winston-Salem and, to the immediate west and south, the Yadkin River Valley, home to a rich and long-established local winery scene.

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Fall: In the Charlotte Breweries

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

In the mood for some good craft beer? Don’t have the time or budget to make it up to Asheville or elsewhere? The Queen City, too, is home to a blossoming craft-beer movement.

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Departing Morgan Fogarty gave voice to Charlotte’s voiceless

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Morgan Fogarty has been a fixture on local TV for eight years. As a reporter and anchor at WCCB, formerly Fox Charlotte, Fogarty rose in popularity as one of the city’s most well-known media personalities.

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Org offers ‘help in the right direction’

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Lainey Millen

Thirty-two years since the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 650,000 people across the nation have fallen victim to the disease. The deaths cross lines of gender, age, race and sexual orientation.

Openly gay UNC athletics staffer talks song and sport

August 2, 2013 in Featured Stories, News by Maria Dominguez

Dave Lohse, an openly gay man on the athletics department staff at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was chosen to sing the Canadian national anthem at the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star game held in Charlotte on July 13.

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PHOTOS: Charlotte Black Gay Pride

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Charlotte Black Gay Pride held their annual community expo on Saturday, July 20 at the Naomi Drennan Community Center in Charlotte. Dozens of community members attended to interact with and learn more about the several businesses and non-profits in attendance.

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New transgender group provides safe space

August 2, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Organizers of a new social and support group for transgender people held their first meeting of Trans* in the City on in mid-July.

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With one step forward, Charlotte must not stop journey to equality

August 2, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.

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QPoll: Are LGBT government appointments a progressive sign?

August 2, 2013 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Is the appointment of a second openly gay member on Charlotte City Council a sign of progress for the Queen City?

The second generation of LGBTQ parenting

August 2, 2013 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell

In the last two days, I’ve received phone calls from three different casting agents who are “looking for LGBT parents with a unique parenting style. We are starting a new reality-show cable series.

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Act now to prevent UNC System ban on gender-inclusive housing

August 2, 2013 in Guest Commentary by Jess McDonald

On Thursday, Aug. 8, the University of North Carolina (UNC) system Board of Governors Governance Committee will meet in Chapel Hill to decide the fate of gender-inclusive housing (also commonly referred to as gender non-specific or gender-neutral housing) in the statewide public university system.

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Triangle: Legislative session ends with dramatic changes

August 2, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Matt Comer

The North Carolina General Assembly closed out its session this year on July 26 with a bevy of new legislative initiatives that many say will alter the state.

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Charlotte: PFLAG presents ‘Laramie’

August 2, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by QNotes Staff

The Gaston County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will present a staging of “The Laramie Project,” a three-act play retelling the events of Matthew Shepard’s 1998 death in Laramie, Wyo.

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Teen couple swaps genders

August 2, 2013 in Beyond the Carolinas by Matt Comer

State legislators in Boston are considering a proposal to ban controversial “ex-gay” and “conversion therapy” on minors.

Out in the Stars: August 2 – 15

August 2, 2013 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

Chatty Mercury makes a move into Leo. Your words pack a powerful and compelling punch. Show your pearlies to the world and see where it gets you. Hmmm.

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Dining with the finest of queens

August 2, 2013 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader writes: My lover says I eat like an animal and won’t dine out with me anymore until I learn how to “act like a cultured man.” What’s the big deal?