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First GOP Senate debate passes over LGBT issues

April 23, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

Questions on LGBT equality were omitted by moderators and journalists during the first televised debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

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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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Local DJ apologizes for anti-gay tweets attacking student

April 2, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

A popular local DJ has apologized for several anti-gay messages he sent via Twitter attacking an openly gay student running for a campus position at Winston-Salem State University.

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Gay Winston-Salem State student victim of online threats, slurs

April 1, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

A popular local DJ and cast member for season six of MTV2′s and Nick Cannon’s “Wild N Out” improv comedy show took to Twitter this weekend with a series of anti-gay messages attacking an openly gay student at Winston-Salem State University.

A Drag Queen Before Brunch: Lady Bunny

March 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Joanne Spataro

It’s well before Sunday brunch when I call legendary drag queen Lady Bunny. Although I’m still in my pajamas and she hasn’t brushed her teeth yet, she sounds ready for bottomless mimosas when she greets me on the phone with an exaggerated “Hellooooo!” and infectious giggle.

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Triad: Bingo ‘bonds’ the community

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation will host it’s Green Queen Bingo, “BING007,” on April 25, 6 p.m., at The Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St.

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Campus Scene: Grads have first LGBT ceremony

March 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The inaugural Lavendar Graduation Celebration will be held on April 30, 6 p.m., at the Z. Smith Reynolds Auditorium at Wake Forest University through its LGBTQ Center. The community is invited to honor the students and allies for their contributions to the university.

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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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Adam Foundation off to good start this year

March 17, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Adam Foundation (AF) has already had a super 2014 as it has had a number of successful fundraisers and events.

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Guilford announces award winners

March 13, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation has announced its 2014 GGF Leadership Awards, which will be presented at its 17th Annual Gala and Green Party on March 22, 7 p.m., at O.Henry Hotel, 624 Green Valley Rd.

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Brandon on Congress run: ‘I will not hide or be ashamed’

March 6, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

State Rep. Marcus BRandon, running for a chance to take the 12th Congressional District seat this spring, was recently featured on Fusion TV. In the interview, Brandon said he “will not hide” and describes his toughest day of work at the North Carolina General Assembly.

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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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Triad: Foundation to host gala

February 28, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation will hold its 17th Annual Gala and Green Party on March 22, 7 p.m., at O.Henry Hotel, 624 Green Valley Rd.

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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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Guilford Green to host gala, accepting award nominations

February 24, 2014 in News by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation will hold its 17th Annual Gala and Green Party on March 22.

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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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HRC to award local leader, non-profit

February 14, 2014 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by QNotes Staff

The Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. As the Carolinas’ movers and shakers file into the Charlotte Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a night full of entertainment. For two award winners, though, it will be a night to honor their work in the LGBT community.