This spring has been a soaker. But, it will soon fade away. As the summer sun breaks in on Carolina, there will be plenty of time to bare it all in this seasonâ€™s hottest and most popular swimwear brands.
For Sam Powell, 71, coming out at age 67 presented its own unique challenges. To face them, he turned to Prime Timers Charlotte, a local chapter of an international organization providing support for â€śslightly older gay and bisexual men.â€ť
A new generation of leaders are taking the reins. Whether they work from an Uptown tower or other corporate digs, a small-town city council or the offices of a community non-profit, the more than dozen young people profiled in this issue are among some of the brightest and most visionary young leaders under 35.
Country music megastar Brad Paisley debuted the title track to his 2011 album â€śThis is Country Musicâ€ť to a standing ovation at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., in November 2010.
Cobblestone streets. Waterfront boardwalks. Riverboats. Spring and summer are just around the corner. Weâ€™re still shaking off some chilly weather, but before we know it, spring showers will be giving way to warmer temperatures, longer days and more opportunities for you to cast off your winter blues.
In the Feb. 1, 2013, print edition of QNotes, we profile several topics related to gay history and sexuality. We took a retrospective approach to our coverage in the Love & Lust issue this year, speaking to older members of our community and pulling out old issues from our archives.
The 1980s AIDS Crisis changed everything â€” politics and activism, culture and community, sex and love. For those who lived before it, through it and after it, the AIDS Crisis marked a decidedly earth-shaking turning point â€” as an old world passed away, along with a whole generation of LGBT leaders and young people with it, and a new one was born.
A new, predominately-LGBT faith congregation in Charlotte is reaching out in new ways to a community often underserved among inclusive faith institutions in the Queen City. ReBirth Church, headed by Pastor Raâ€™Shawn Barlow-Flourney, serves a predominately African-American congregation â€“ people he says are looking for inclusive and safe worship opportunities.
It’s January! And, you know what that means. Gyms will be packed! It’s the natural and always-expected fact as many of us take on New Year’s resolutions to get into better shape and pay more attention to personal health.
So comes the end of the year. Families and friends will gather around dinner tables, Christmas trees. Friends will grab drinks and chat about old times. It’s a warm season full of memory. As we each look back on the past year, qnotes’ features in our last print issue of 2012 recaps of the year’s top politics and community stories. Additionally, we give thanks and recognition to our 2012 People of the Year.
Pull out your scarves, long coats and mittens! qnotes style columnist Daniel Stroupe graces the page with his tips and advice for fabulous winter-season style. Additionally, we have Carolina winter destinations, holiday recipes and gift-giving ideas just for you.
qnotes is pleased to partner with Rosedale Infectious Disease and the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina in presenting this special section, â€śLife, Positivelyâ€ť, in recognition of World AIDS Day.
Itâ€™s that time of year again. Doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re celebrating Christmas, Chanukah or Winter Solstice, most Americans like to join in for the merriment of the holiday season by exchanging gifts with family members, good friends and their spouse or significant other.
I remember my first mammogram about 20 years ago. And, the reason was more chilling. It came when I discovered a lump in my breast when I was taking my morning shower that was not there even the day before. I went numb. I began to shake. I could not breathe.
For the third year in a row, QNotes went directly to the people for their votes on their favorite and best coffee shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, popular leaders and elected officials and non-profit organizations.
Suits are a manâ€™s uniform and armor, a grand opportunity of expression, or a torture device killing you softly with every wear. Letâ€™s be honest, the general majority of men hate wearing suits.
Organizers of this yearâ€™s Pride Charlotte say their newly-expanded, two-day festival in Uptown Charlotte will offer extended opportunities for entertainment and community engagement.