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Print Edition 2019-10-18 – QNotes

Competent foster care parents needed

Carolina Family Connections is Asking the LGBTQ Community for Help

“Carolina Family Connections is in need of foster parents to meet the demands of children in need of foster home care due to abuse and/or neglect in the areas of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties,” says Clontz. “We especially are in need of families who would open their hearts and homes to sibling groups and school-aged children of all races.”

Aging at Home

Is It the Best Option?

Aging at home is certainly a viable option for many seniors, but what about when it’s not the safest, healthiest or most cost-effective option for your situation? According to Genworth, after age 65, there is nearly a 7 percent chance a senior will need some form of senior care.

For museum curators, garments offer stylish storytelling

LGBT History Month: Clothing Items Share Vignettes of Those Who Wore Them

Curators working with the Oakland Museum of California on its first major LGBTQ exhibition, dubbed “Queer California: Untold Stories,” displayed a blue sequined jacket created by San Francisco designer Pat Campano and worn in 1985 by the gender-bending gay disco diva Sylvester.

Alfred Kinsey ‘was our Stonewall.’ – Samuel Steward

LGBT History Month: Pioneering Alfred Kinsey Opened Doors

There was a time when 1 out of every 2 Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey’s name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the last quarter-century or so, calling Alfred Kinsey “the man who made the homosexual movement possible” has come not from that movement but from the Antigay Industry.

Mayor Pete speaks on LGBTQ history, historic campaign

2020 Politics

Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Ind. since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune. This past April he declared his candidacy for president of the United States. Mayor Buttigieg and I spoke on the phone about his campaign, his values, and who he looks up to in the LGBTQ community.

Our People: Lydia E. Lavelle

Politician, Educator, Activist

Mayor of Carrboro, N.C. and law professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Lydia E. Lavelle has played a vital role in the fight for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina.

Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown

Mental Health

Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on how to manage this fear of dealing with the unknown.

Study results depict PrEP usage among trans MSM

Beyond the Carolinas

A study from The Fenway Institute published in the most recent issue of Journal of the International AIDS Society is the first to investigate the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the risk behaviors that indicate its use to prevent HIV among transgender MSM (men who have sex with men) nationally.

Bisexual org chapter hits Triad

Carolinas News Notes

The Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad has been chosen for the newest chapter of amBi.org, a national group of social clubs for bisexuals. The first amBi chapter on the East Coast, amBi Triad NC joins 10 other locations.