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Print Edition 2020-11-27 – QNotes

Holiday Gift Guide, 2020

Local Buying Options Provide Unique Alternatives

As COVID-19 cases surge across the state, the holidays are sure to look different this year. Resisting the urge to host parties or see family (in person) could just save a life, and with potential lockdowns looming, this year’s gift guide was created with the pandemic in mind.

The Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving 2020

Unique Items for Someone Special

In a year filled with more craziness than any of us ever expected, at least we have the holidays. What will they look like this year? Bright, beautiful and back to basics. Treat yourself and your loved ones to these come-on-be-happy presents hand-picked for LGBTQ+ friends and family.

Charlotte Gaymers Network

Group Brings Fun, Connection to a Locked-Down World During COVID-19

For Zach Smith, gaming has been a safe space for much of his life. “Some of my first memories are of playing video games,” he says. Smith, who is the executive director of the Charlotte Gaymers Network, remembers playing on a Sega Genesis with his sister when he was young.

Holiday Wish Lists Needs Support Community

Agencies, Orgs and More Share Hopes for the Season

qnotes reached out to a number of churches, service organizations and agencies, AIDS support groups and community centers, among others, to see what their needs were for the 2020 holiday season.

Healthier Holiday Recipes

Health & Wellness: All the Flavor, None of the Guilt

Although it has been a very hectic year, 2020 has also been a very fast year. We are quickly approaching 2021, and it is important as much as possible to eat healthy food during uncertain times. Food is medicine, and it can help mitigate the damage our bodies suffer because of stress.

‘Neon’ Glow

An Interview with Jaime Wyatt

One thing’s for certain, Nashville’s not what it used to be. While there have probably always been LGBTQ folks in Music City, with each passing year (or maybe even minute), that community is becoming increasingly visible, thanks in part to artists such as the newly-out singer/songwriter Jaime Wyatt.

Our People: Dennis Fox

Visual Merchandiser Retiree, Studio 25 Decor Holiday Decorator, Designer

Dennis Fox is a retired visual merchandiser who has a knack for large-scale interior decorating and design. Although Fox left his position at Value City Furniture nearly two years ago, he is still quite the worker bee.

Strategically Negotiate Your Employment Contract

Legal Eagles

While job prospects during the pandemic might make you inclined to accept the first offer you receive, it’s still reasonable to negotiate your employment contract if you do so strategically. Knowing how to negotiate your employment offer and contract is something that requires preparation, the same way that you prepare for an interview.

‘Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway’

Out in Print

You know every single role in your favorite Broadway show. You can name all the actors who’ve ever filled those roles. You know the plot and every word to every song. How many times have you seen that show, bought the T-shirts, read a playbook, coveted the posters? And how much is there that you don’t know? In “Singular Sensation” by Michael Riedel, come see.

RAIN Founder Announces Retirement

Carolinas News Notes

RAIN has announced that its CEO and president, Debbie Warren, will be retiring in January 2021 from the HIV service organization she founded 28 years ago.