qnotes has scoured its archives and presents its most memorable, most read and most interesting news and feature stories from 2013.
2013 was a year of remarkable change and progress, from the national level all the way down to the local. LGBT community members and organizations saw gains in local and national policy and law, celebrated big with historic wins and came together for forward progress like never before.
Our recap from our Carolinas News Notes column netted a host of great reads from the year.
Members of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Athletic Department have released a video for the national You Can Play Project, a Denver, Colo.-based organization working to raise awareness of LGBT inclusion in athletics.
Local and regional LGBT non-profit organizations are showing strength in their fundraising efforts and diversity in the sources of their revenue, even as low numbers of community members are actively donating, according to data reported in QNotes’ fourth annual Community Assessment Survey.
More than 30 years into the AIDS Crisis, gay and bisexual men, along with other men who have sex with men (MSM), remain the population most at-risk for HIV infection. One expert thinks it’s time for the gay community to step up and take issues of sex, sexuality and HIV head-on.
qnotes is pleased to partner with Different Roads Home, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and PowerHouse Project in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.
A new poll finds that Republicans are more tolerant of high school students wearing a Confederate battle flag to school than they are of students wearing a gay pride (rainbow) flag to school.
Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced at its annual gala held on Nov. 9 in Greensboro that it had formed NC Electeds for Equality, a bi-partisan peer network of elected officials representing communities from across North Carolina and at every level of state and local government who are supportive of LGBT rights and justice.
On Nov. 15 the United Methodist Council of Bishops announced that they plan to file a complaint against retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, Nashville, Tenn., who performed a wedding for two Alabama gay men.
A national LGBT advocacy organization has released the second edition of their rating tool for cities and municipalities across the country. Cities in the Carolinas, including Charlotte, were among the rankings, with scores jumping this year from initial scores in 2012.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) will honor a local lesbian attorney for her dedication to advancing equality for LGBT North Carolinians.