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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.

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Ellmers responds to criticism over anti-gay Aiken statement

February 6, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

A spokesperson for North Carolina U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers responded today with a statement from the congresswoman following criticism yesterday of a statement many perceived as an anti-LGBT slight against Democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken.

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LGBT Tar Heels react to anti-gay Ellmers statement on Aiken

February 5, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

LGBT North Carolinians leading the movement for inclusion and equality reacted swiftly today to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who announced his candidacy for Congress this morning.

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GOP ramps up anti-gay rhetoric as Aiken announces bid for Congress

February 5, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina native and entertainer Clay Aiken is set to officially announce his candidacy for Congress today. Staff for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers has already thrown out anti-gay rhetoric and insinuations.

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HRC Carolina accepting youth leader applications

February 4, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

Time is running out for young leaders to apply to the Human Rights Campaign’s North Carolina Emerging Leaders Program, a revamped program meant to build leadership in LGBT young adults ages 18-25 across the Carolinas.

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Triad: ‘Power’ event at Rustin Center

January 31, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

“Truth To Power: Re-centering Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformative Justice” will be held on Feb. 7-9 at Guilford College Community Center, 5800 W. Friendly Ave.

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Playing the Field: Q&A to test your knowledge

January 31, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome back to Playing the Field! It’s a new year and there are plenty of LGBT sports going in 2014. To tackle them all, let’s start the year with a little Q&A!

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No surprise? Charlotte ranks 6th in ‘most Bible-minded’ cities

January 23, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

According to the American Bible Society, Charlote ranks sixth in a list of the 100 most and least “Bible-minded” cities.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions coming to Greensboro

January 22, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Lainey Millen

An associate producer of “America’s Got Talent” is looking to spread the word about the show’s upcoming Season 9 auditions to the LGBT community.

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N.C. Blue Cross doesn’t recognize married gay couples, yet

January 21, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) doesn’t yet offer coverage for married same-sex couples with new insurance plans offered under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Triad: Guilford Green hosts women’s party

January 17, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guilford Green Foundation is holding a women’s dance on Feb. 8, 7 p.m., as part of its 7th Annual Fundraising event at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Green St.

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Forsyth Co. elections chair: Gay relationships among ‘most debased things in our society’

January 13, 2014 in News by Matt Comer

The chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Elections said in a recent email to a local newspaper that relationships between two men are among the “most debased things in our society.”

Franklin McCain dies: Greensboro 4 member, Union County native

January 10, 2014 in News by The Charlotte Observer

Franklin McCain, of the Greensboro Four, passed away on Thursday. McCain was a Union County native, attended North Carolina A&T University and later moved to Charlotte.

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Get ready for a new year with QNotes

January 3, 2014 in News by QNotes Staff

It’s a new year, which means great new and exciting things yet to come for community organizations and businesses across the state. Is your group or business in on the action? Now is the time to make sure.

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Triad: It’s bingo time!

January 3, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Golden Girls Bingo will be held on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., at The Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St., to benefit The Guildford Green Foundation.

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2013 Year in Review

December 20, 2013 in News by QNotes Staff

qnotes has scoured its archives and presents its most memorable, most read and most interesting news and feature stories from 2013.

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2013 Year in Review: A banner year for progress

December 20, 2013 in Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

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.

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2013 Year in Review: Most read stories of 2013

December 20, 2013 in Featured Stories, News by QNotes Staff

We showcase our top 20 most read stories online from our website.

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2013 Year in Review: Memory making stories cross the Carolinas’ landscape

December 20, 2013 in Featured Stories, News by Lainey Millen

Our recap from our Carolinas News Notes column netted a host of great reads from the year.