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Triangle: Agent fights for policy inclusiveness

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

State Farm Insurance agent Pam Herndon has achieved a first for policy writing in North Carolina.

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Triangle: Out! Raleigh approaches

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The OUT! Raleigh festival, “All Families Matter,” will be held on May 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on City Plaza and Fayetteville St., between City Plaza and Martin St.

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ACLU files second federal gay marriage case in N.C.

April 9, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has filed a second gay marriage lawsuit in federal court today. The group is seeking immediate relief on behalf of three married same-sex couples, each of whom has a spouse in serious medical condition.

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Meetings, events planned in Raleigh, Charlotte

April 3, 2014 in News by Lainey Millen

Upcoming meetings and events across the region will support a variety of community organizations and causes. In Raleigh, two organizations will meet for a fundraiser and dinner.

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Triangle: Reality show stars visit home event

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Beekman 1802 Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, will make an appearance at the Southern Ideal Home Show on April 12, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.

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North Carolina’s rejected gay-themed license plates

March 18, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected a number of gay-themed license plates. Many of them contained slurs or were inappropriate, but others simply identified sexual orientation or a political position.

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Local filmmaker producing project

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Lainey Millen

Approximately 30 women gathered on Jan. 11 at The Bar Durham, 711 Rigsbee Ave., to be extras in a new film produced and written by local filmmaker Marilyn Hays. It is directed by Hays and collaborating director Becky Lane.

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Triangle: Christian association adds staff

March 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Gay Christian Network has announced the hiring of two new staff members.

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UNC student drops trou, wishes you a happy spring break (NSFW)

March 7, 2014 in Blog by Matt Comer

It might be rainy (or icy, depending) and dreary today, but it’s still Friday. And, who says qnotes is old and staid?! We know a good laugh when we see one… Like this video of a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student’s strip-tease prank this week in a biology lecture at the esteemed, two-century-old campus.

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Senate leader and LGBT ally Martin Nesbitt dies at 67

March 7, 2014 in In Memoriam by Matt Comer

State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a veteran lawmaker and LGBT community ally, died on Thursday at age 67, ten days after a stomach cancer diagnosis.

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Report details spending in 2012 marriage campaigns

March 4, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

A new report from a national investigative, non-partisan organization is profiling the top funders in the five marriage-related ballot initiatives across the U.S. in 2012, including North Carolina’s Amendment 1.

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Spring A&E Guide 2014

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Lainey Millen

As temperatures begin to warm, we’re rolling out our annual Spring A&E Guide that’s loaded with fun, fabulous and fierce entrees to wet any appetite!

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Spring A&E Guide: Community theatre comes alive this spring

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Theatre companies from across the Carolinas are gearing up with a diverse selection of plays and performances.

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Raleigh: Bullied boy gets benefit

February 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

A Night of Improv to benefit the family of Michael Morones will be held on Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Green Monkey’s Art Gallery, 1217 Hillsborough St.

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‘Turn away gays’ bills dead after Arizona veto?

February 27, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed her state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Wednesday, as legislators in Mississippi moved to soften their own version of the bill. Several other states with similar legislation have also backed down from their plans to consider them.

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Kleinschmidt among leaders in new southern marriage campaign

February 24, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina’s highest-ranking openly gay mayor, Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, is among several leaders across the South joining together for the new Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

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N.C. could consider Arizona-style anti-gay discrimination bill

February 21, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina legislators last year proposed a bill opening the door to legal discrimination against LGBT people and other minorities by individuals, businesses and, potentially, government officials who claim objections due to religious belief.

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Triangle: A ‘sweet’ play in the Triangle

February 14, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

“Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South” will be mounted from Feb. 13-22 at the Psi Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.

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Openly gay, immigrant student leads in UNC student body race

February 12, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

An openly gay, undocumented immigrant student gained the most vote in his race to become the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s next student body president yesterday.

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State Democratic staffer resigns amid turmoil

February 10, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

The North Carolina Democratic Party’s communications director and spokesperson resigned this evening, following news today that the state party chair abruptly fired his executive director.