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Transgender rights take front seat

April 11, 2014 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

Charlotte has seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights as community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.

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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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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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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HRC to award local leader, non-profit

February 14, 2014 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by QNotes Staff

The Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. As the Carolinas’ movers and shakers file into the Charlotte Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a night full of entertainment. For two award winners, though, it will be a night to honor their work in the LGBT community.

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Love & Lust 2014

January 31, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

We’ve assembled a host of informative articles and features that focus on the positive aspects of sexuality. Check out the stories below to learn more.

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In the Spotlight: Nightlife promoters keep it fun for local African-American LGBT community

January 17, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

The Charlotte metro area is inundated with LGBT nightlife offerings. With 14 different bars and clubs, nearly any person can find a fun, relaxing place to let their hair down, grab a drink and chat it up with friends. But, among those more than dozen clubs and bars, only one is owned and operated by a local black businessman.

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Fit for the New Year: Britney Greenwood

January 3, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Happy New Year! You know what that means — resolutions time! And, to help make that happen, Britney Greenwood shows a fitness routine to get you in shape.

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Fit for the New Year: Petro Martynyuk

January 3, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Happy New Year! You know what that means — resolutions time! And, to help make that happen, Petro Martynyuk shows a fitness routine to get you in shape.

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Fit for the New Year: John Magers

January 3, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Happy New Year! You know what that means — resolutions time! And, to help make that happen, John Magers shows a fitness routine to get you in shape.

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2013 People of the Year: Charlotte leaders Patsy Kinsey, LaWana Mayfield & Billy Maddalon

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

In what will likely go down as a landmark year for LGBT equality across the nation, the LGBT community in Charlotte was making its own remarkable progress on inclusion and visibility.

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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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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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Holiday Gift and Local Shopping Guide 2013

November 8, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Whether it’s traditional gifts or some really cool gadget that’s hot this season, we’ve got a plethora of ones to choose from for your holiday shopping pleasure.

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Pam Ann is up, up and on her way to Charlotte

October 25, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Comedian Caroline Reid’s laugh-packed character Pam Ann is a hoot — on stage and off. She’s coming to Charlotte on Nov. 15. Folks have been chatting about it for weeks.

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Election 2013: Charlotte’s Democratic and Republican mayoral candidates take on LGBT, other local issues

October 11, 2013 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

Come November, voters in Charlotte will head to the polls and choose their next mayor. For the first time since 2009, no incumbent mayor is on the ballot.

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Proudly Pink for Mom

September 27, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Each October, you hear the stories — sometimes of sadness and uncertainty, others of triumph and new-found appreciation. Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings a range of emotions for people remembering loved ones or those who remember battling the illness and who, now, work as survivors to raise funds and awareness.

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Fall 2013 A&E Guide

September 13, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Fall is already upon us and what better time than to share a great sampling of what’s available on the arts and entertainment scene.

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Headed South: Comedian Sandra Bernhard comes to Columbia

August 30, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Cover Stories, Featured Stories by Matt Comer

Comedian Sandra Bernhard has a career miles and miles long, including stand-up comedy, TV and music. She’s even written books. Of it all, she tells qnotes that performing live is her favorite.

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Got Pride? LGBTs in Charlotte’s Russian sister city sure do.

August 16, 2013 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by Matt Comer

Odds are you didn’t receive messages of hate and violence when you were planning your outing to this year’s Charlotte Pride,. Yet, in Charlotte’s Russian sister city Voronezh, that’s exactly what LGBT activists face in their daily lives.