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Triad: Fundraiser jump starts new year

December 20, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Theater Alliance will mount a staged reading of “As Is” as a special fundraiser for the Adam Foundation in observance of its 25th year on Jan. 3-4, 8 p.m., at 1047 W. Northwest Blvd.

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Centers announce holiday events

December 17, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

LGBT community centers in Raleigh and Winston-Salem have announced holiday open houses to be held this week and on Christmas day.

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Survey shows fundraising diversity, strength among local LGBT non-profits

December 6, 2013 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Non-Profit Surveys by Matt Comer

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.

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Organization transparency wins again

December 6, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

For the fourth year in a row, qnotes is publishing our annual Community Assessment Survey of local and regional non-profit organizations serving the LGBT community.

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Triad: Foundation to receive holiday donations

December 6, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Fred and Dot Wagoner Christmas Trees, 2609 Battleground Ave., is helping Triad residents get all decked out for the holidays while benefiting The Guilford Green Foundation.

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Novant Health hires ‘architect’ of anti-gay marriage amendment

December 4, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

One of the largest healthcare systems in North Carolina is taking criticism for its decision to hire a state lawmaker known as the “architect” of North Carolina’s 2012 anti-LGBT constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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#TBT: Fred Phelps targets the Carolinas, Nov. 28, 1998

November 28, 2013 in Throwback Thursdays by Matt Comer

From the QNotes staff to you, your friends and family, Happy Thanksgiving! Given that it’s our collective day for thanks, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for QNotes to kick start its very own Throwback Thursdays series! We’re starting it off right: With a glimpse back 15 years ago when the Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist clan visited the Carolinas.

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Writer: Decoupling gays from HIV hurt prevention efforts

November 25, 2013 in Health and Wellness by Matt Comer

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.

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Life, Positively 2013

November 22, 2013 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

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.

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Carolina HIV/AIDS Resources

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

North Carolina has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy.

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World AIDS Day events

November 22, 2013 in Health and Wellness by QNotes Staff

There are a host of World AIDS Day events stretched out across the state.

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Triad: Foundation names grantees

November 22, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

The Guildford Green Foundation awarded nearly $43,000 in grants to Triad-area recipients, as well as $50,000 to the Guilford Green Foundation Endowment.

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National group rates Carolinas cities in LGBT friendliness

November 21, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

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.

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Local attorney to be honored by ACLU of North Carolina

November 21, 2013 in News by QNotes Staff

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.

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Gay rights group questions safe school task force appointment

November 14, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

LGBT advocates in North Carolina today questioned the appointment of a Winston-Salem, N.C. school board member they say is anti-gay to the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools.

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Cooper to gay rights group: Day of equality is coming

November 10, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, largely expected to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the 2016 gubernatorial election, spoke to the state’s leading LGBT advocacy group at a fundraising dinner on Saturday evening.

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Mission accepted: Newspaper expands to social justice focus

November 8, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer

Change and progress. It’s always a good thing. Even here at qnotes. Since 1986, this newspaper has worked to chronicle the story of LGBT life in Charlotte and across the Carolinas.

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Triad: It’s movie time!

November 8, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

Out at the Movies will present “Southern Baptist Sissies” on Nov. 9, 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St.

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Regional: Poll depicts divide on gay marriage

November 8, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

An Elon University poll shows that there is a divide among its respondents on the issue of gay marriage.

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North Carolina senators split during 64-32 ENDA vote

November 7, 2013 in Breaking News by Matt Comer

North Carolina’s two U.S. senators split on their support of the LGBT-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) during a successful floor vote passing the measure this afternoon.