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Spring/Summer Travel: Explore history, nature and the beach at The Outer Banks any time of year

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Zenda Douglas

Hot weather is not required to soak up all the rich goodness of the Outer Banks. You’ll find timely activities to match any season, plus all the fun, fine food and festivities visitors want to complement an off-season getaway.

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Spring/Summer Travel: US Airways has direct flights to European LGBT destinations

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

US Airways is launching several direct flights between Charlotte and several international cities ranking high on a list of destinations popular with LGBT travelers. The cities include Manchester in England, Brussels, Barcelona in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal.

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Bishop Tonyia Rawls founds new church

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

When Tonyia Rawls came to Charlotte 14 years ago, she looked out upon the city’s faith community and saw closed doors, closed hearts and closed minds.

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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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‘Drag Race’ veteran to perform at Augusta Pride

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Adam Wadding

One of the season four veterans of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will make an Augusta debut during the fifth annual Augusta Pride this June.

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Boyfriend wants more ‘attention,’ open relationship

March 14, 2014 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “I’m 23 and never sexually satisfied. The better sex gets with my boyfriend, the more I want it with everyone else. The other day we did it five times and when he fell asleep at night, all I wanted to do was knock on all of my hot neighbor’s doors and have them @#*% the hell out of me. I’ve tried to talk my boyfriend into having an open relationship, but he doesn’t want it. We love each other, but lately I feel that my butt has been taking command of my life. What should I do?”

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Swedish soccer player Anton Hysén joins Myrtle Beach Mutiny

March 10, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by Matt Comer

Openly gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysén has signed to play with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, according to a press release from the team, a member of the National Premier Soccer League.

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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: ‘Angels’ returns to Charlotte

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is planning on bringing the Pulitzer Prize- and two-time Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America” back to Charlotte. The performances are scheduled for May, including both parts of the epic saga documenting the HIV/AIDS Crisis of the 1980s.

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Spring A&E Guide: Author’s life informs her novel writing

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

LaToya Hankins is Carolina through and through. Born in Southport, in Brunswick County, she grew up in Raleigh, attended East Carolina University and moved to Gastonia in 1993 and Charlotte in 1998.

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Spring A&E Guide: LGBT choruses bring sweet spring sounds of harmony

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

Local choruses from the Queen City have an entertaining slate of concerts planned through the spring months.

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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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Spring A&E Guide: Fashion Week comes to Charlotte

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

Charlotte Fashion Guild will host its spring CFG Style Week, March 5-8, providing a platform for designers and boutiques from across the world to showcase their works to the media, buyers, stylists, fashion lovers and many more. It is a celebration of the fashion, beauty and arts culture.

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Out and proud in Charlotte … sometimes

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Sitting in an east Charlotte barber shop, I realized I’d come at the completely wrong time. Six gentleman — all at least 60, white hair and all — were patiently waiting their turn before me. I sat back and perused Facebook and the news on my iPhone. They, of course, were reading newspapers. A sign of the times, perhaps.

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Search begins for Miss Augusta Pride 2014

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

Drag performance has played an important role in the LGBT community for decades — with its value of entertainment, dedication and self-expression — and has become more widely known in pop-culture within the last five years, thanks to the reality television show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” that first premiered in 2009.

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Our People: Q&A with Alex Aguilar

February 28, 2014 in Our People by Matt Comer

In January and February, five non-profit organizations came together for a unique fundraiser at The Scorpio. “Dragging with the Stars,” sponsored by Scorpio and Pocket Rocket pitted five amateur drag performers against each other through five nights of competition. Aided by professional drag performance veterans, the five contestants battled it out to win $1,000 for their charity.

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Playing the Field: Spring season heats up

February 28, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Hey everybody! I sure hope everyone has thawed from the winter blast that blanketed us in snow in February. Now with spring right around the corner, it is time to get out and support your local gay athletes! So, put away your parkas, store your ugly Christmas sweaters and check some of these events out!

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N.C. State’s Behavioral Medicine Service resolves problems, restores owner-pet relationship

February 28, 2014 in Precious Pets by David Green

We love our pets, of course, but what happens when they do not live up to our expectation of a perfect companion? If we come home to find the couch leg chewed or the living room carpet used as a litter box, the pet’s misbehavior may erode our close relationship.

Out in the Stars: March 2014

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

There is no better time than this March to tap into your well of inspiration and see where it takes you as Mercury conjuncts Neptune in intuitive Pisces. Will you come in like a lion and out like a lamb? Better to try be roaring out all through the month.

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Should gay men be allowed to use “she” to describe “he?”

February 28, 2014 in Tell Trinity by Trinity

A reader asks: “Why do so many gay men use the pronouns she and he so interchangeably, for example: ‘I love Mike. She decorates fabulously. He also cooks well. I just love her bubble butt too.’ Why, why, why?”