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‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ a perfect mix of classic and coming of age

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

This casual theatre observer thinks “Shakespeare’s R&J” was a real treat, and Three Bone Theatre has certainly won over a new fan.

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Carolina Connection: Fiction writers net Lammy nominations

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Lainey Millen

Every year the Lambda Literary Foundation receives nominations from across the country for exceptional writers in a variety of categories. These hopefuls bring their own perspective and experience to their works and do so for the love of the art.

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Fear, Silence & Loneliness

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

When Cameron Joyce was a senior in high school, a school administrator came to his classroom to read a newly adopted policy. Any student at the private, Christian school near the Triad who was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender would no longer be allowed at the school.

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Chorus hosts ‘Forté!’, awards Gurss

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Nearly 200 gathered for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte’s annual black-tie fundraiser gala, “Forté!”, on March 29, feting another year of harmony and growth.

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GayCharlotte Film Fest returns this month

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

The GayCharlotte Film Festival will return to the Queen City this month, with 10 films scheduled for screening April 24-27. This year, the festival will partner with the Charlotte Film Society and Charlotte Jewish Film Festival to present three of the films.

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Twin violin duo to electrify Augusta Pride

April 11, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Adam Wadding

Identical twin brothers — duo violinists — Stephen and Jeff Neil will be joining the Augusta Pride performance line-up this June.

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Our People: Q&A with Lainey Millen

April 11, 2014 in Our People by Matt Comer

For 13 years, Lainey Millen has worked with qnotes, directing its production and graphic design. In the time since, she’s seen the newspaper, the general news industry, Charlotte and the local LGBT community change and grow. She’s also a writer, and this issue we’re publishing an in-depth feature from Lainey on three women nominated for LGBT literary awards.

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Are one-night stands wrong?

April 11, 2014 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “My sister gets on my case about my one-night stands. When I tell her it’s normal for men, she guilt-trips me. Should I feel guilty?”

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Theatre company presents twist on classic Shakespeare

April 4, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

A local, start-up theatre company will open its production of “Shakespeare’s R&J,” a unique twist on the classic love story, this weekend in NoDa.

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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Boy George returns to reclaim his crown

March 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Gregg Shapiro

After an almost 20 year absence from recording original material, and a history of substance abuse played out in the public arena, you might think that This Is What I Do (Kobalt), gay singer/songwriter Boy George’s return to recorded music might sound like, say, Marianne Faithfull’s Broken English. But, you’d be wrong

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Chad Michaels to take the stage at Augusta Pride 2014

March 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Adam Wadding

Fourth-season “RuPaul’s Drag Race” veteran and runner-up Chad Michaels will be making a visit to Augusta during the annual Augusta Pride festival this June.

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Our People: Q&A with Kode Brown

March 28, 2014 in Our People by Matt Comer

Kode Brown, 28, works as the assistant manager of White Rabbit, where he’s worked since 2010. Believe it or not, he’s a Charlotte native (you don’t always see ‘em around!). He graduated from Providence High School in 2004. At White Rabbit, he’s in charge of a slew of tasks, including decorating the store’s front window and a new YouTube video series exploring the store’s offerings.

Prepare now: Pets and Carolina’s spring weather

March 28, 2014 in Precious Pets by Barrett Slenning

North Carolinians know that severe weather can strike at almost any moment. Spring is the main season for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in our state — that’s why March hosts “National Severe Weather Week”. It is important for all of us to pay attention to preparations now before the season starts and part of that preparation involves animals under our care.

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Playing the Field: Teams dig deep to secure wins

March 28, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Well it is March and the “Madness” is everywhere! But with any “disease,” there is a cure. And that cure is more Charlotte Sports!

Out in the Stars: April 2014

March 28, 2014 in Out in the Stars by Charlene Lichtenstein

The Sun and Mercury conjunct with Uranus as part of a Grand Cross with Jupiter, Mars and Pluto — and all six planets are in cardinal signs. April showers a heck of a lot of planetary energy into the cosmos. Will it be a rain or meteor shower? Pack an umbrella…and a helmet.

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Finding your own wisdom and common sense

March 28, 2014 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “I’ve been following your column for years now. You’re so wise! How can I acquire wisdom and common sense like you?”

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Voices for Progress

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

For the second year in a row, qnotes is profiling a handful of LGBT and ally young professionals who are making a difference in their community. Our featured profiles this year include entrepreneurs, financial career professionals, local non-profit staffers and more — each are working at their businesses and in volunteer community involvement to make life better for LGBT people.

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Our People: Young Professionals — In their own words

March 14, 2014 in Our People by QNotes Staff

In this issue, qnotes features 10 young professionals in the LGBT/ally community. In each of their questionnaires, we asked them: “What do you believe is the most pressing issue needing to be addressed by the local LGBT community?

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Spring/Summer Travel: LGBT travelers have a world of options as warm weather nears

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

In 1983, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) began with just a handful of LGBT travel agents and hotel owners. Their goal then was to provide community members with information about friendly and affirming travel destinations and options. A testament to their work is the dramatic increase they’ve seen in LGBT-friendly travel across the globe.