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Print Edition 2020-09-04 – QNotes

COVID-19: Its Journey Since December 2019

A Look at Reported Specs and a Firsthand Account from an N.C. Gay Couple

North Carolina residents and married couple Brian McCann and Tom Costales know first-hand how devastating the impact of COVID-19 can truly be. Both men became infected and extremely ill, were hospitalized, fought the illness and have lived to tell their stories.

In Memoriam: 09.04.20

COVID-19 Community Losses Continue

In March, we started documenting the lives of LGBTQ people who have died from COVID-19. With over 5 Million positive cases and over 180,000 deaths in the U.S., the pandemic continues to impact the country. A lack of LGBTQ-inclusive data makes it difficult to know the full impact of the coronavirus on our community.

Sex During COVID

Tips for Gay and Bisexual Men

Sex can be affirming, pleasurable and positive for a range of health-related reasons including stress reduction. It is also an opportunity to (re)discover our bodies. Like many gay and bisexual men, you might be wondering about sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Demystifying the Election Process

Election 2020: Tips, Truths and Timeliness

Well, here we are at T-minus however many days which are left until Nov. 3, 2020, when as a nation we cast our votes on ballots from “sea to shining sea.” This year, needless to say, will be one that will go down in history books as a major tale of good versus evil.

ENC, Others Release Endorsements

Election 2020: Races Heat Up in Attempt to Retain Seats and Recapture Conservative Ones

organizations across the U.S. and region — Equality North Carolina Action Fund PAC (ENCAFPAC), The Victory Fund (VF), Emily’s List (EL), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Democracy for America (DA) and Replacements, Ltd. PAC (RLPAC) — have also made their selections and will be included in the endorsees list below.

Across the Great Divide

Jesse's Journal

This is a troubling year for the American people. In addition to struggling through a pandemic, racial unrest, economic depression and climate disaster, these dis-United States of America are more divided than at any time since the Civil War (1861-1865).

Love Overcomes Hate

The First Time I Experienced such HATE… as a Lesbian

I am glad that I was the person working on Tuesday, Aug. 25, when at least nine older, white men showed up right in front of our store, White Rabbit, hollering, yelling and raising large signs with hateful, ridiculous words on them. They were loud and so full of hate, and spewing stupidity, such as “Repent, repent…you nasty perverts. Give God back his rainbow, faggots, you stole it a long time ago.”

Our People: Mike Hargett

Local Entrepreneur, Owner of Detour Coffeebar

Owner of the Detour Coffeebar Truck, Mike Hargett, is a local entrepreneur in Charlotte. For the majority of his life, he worked in corporate America doing office work.

Starting a Business During a Pandemic

Legal Eagles: Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

If you’ve thought about starting a business but never had the time, or found other excuses to keep you from taking the initial leap, consider this (now) to be a sign to go for it, even during the pandemic.