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Print Edition 2019-08-23 – QNotes

Immigrants in the Queen City

qnotes spoke with one gay Charlotte man qnotes will call Carlos to safeguard his undocumented status. He said that Donald Trump was wrong. “It’s not good that they see it that way,” Carlos said that immigrants who did commit crimes made it worse for the community.

Immigration Law and the LGBTQ Community

Legal Eagles

I could tell the caller on the line was nervous and looking for help. He was undocumented and had recently married his U.S. citizen partner. He let me know that they had called other law firms and had not been treated well at all.

Finding Hope Amidst the Immigration Crisis

Spiritual Reflections

As people of faith, we believe all human beings are made in the image of God, and every person has sacred dignity and worth, regardless of their citizenship. We believe families belong together and children belong in communities; not in cages.

Fall fests dot the Carolinas’ landscape

Head Out for Some Fall Fun

Well, summer is winding down, but you’d hardly think so with the blistery heat we’ve experienced this year. Never fear! To cool things down a bit, we’ve assembled a sampling of fall festivals that will usher in the season and provide for a fun-filled time across the Carolinas.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Wils

Gay Chinese Singer

Wils, the first openly gay Chinese singer, originally from Singapore, had a remarkable career before he came out as gay this year. His hit album, “WTF,” was named Pop Album of the Year, received Best Album nomination at the Los Angeles Music Awards and he was named Pop Artist of the Year (male).

Hyper-partisan Gerrymandering and Separation of Powers Can’t Coexist

Op-Ed: The Voting Landscape

After 36 consecutive years of governing the great State of North Carolina, we have gained a perspective that few will ever experience. Although our policies and political viewpoints often differ, today we stand united on a matter that has critical importance to the constitutional democracy of our state.

Being clear-eyed about Mayor Pete

Op-Ed: Election 2020

We need to talk about the mayor. No, I don’t mean Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. Or the obscurely known Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida. I’m referring to openly gay Mayor Pete Buttegieg of South Bend, Ind.

I am Fat and Fab

Dishing with Buff Faye

The world is full of well-intentioned people. And just because their intentions are good, it doesn’t mean that they are not wrong for what they say or do, particularly when their actions or words can — and do — harm people.