May 10, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
After 21 years of publishing, Greensboroâ€™s The Rhinoceros Times announced on April 30 that it was producing its last print edition.
May 10, 2013 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell
My â€śReligions and the Worldâ€ť class at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) â€” an historically black/college university (HBCU) â€” has drawn to another close at semesterâ€™s end.
May 10, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff
Readers react to proposed changes to Boy Scouts policies on gays, a South Carolina non-discrimination bill and anti-LGBT comments made by a Republican staffer at the North Carolina General Assembly.
April 26, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
It is hard to adequately describe my reaction to the new Boy Scouts of America membership proposal, released on April 19 by the groupâ€™s national executive committee.
April 26, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff
Readers respond on council leadership, Caribou’s closing, candidate says thanks to LGBT equality in Asheville and gays being an abomination.
April 25, 2013 in Guest Commentary by Jason Yonce
In the spirit of Internet memes, Democrats in the U.S. Senate should make their own: â€śBacks gay marriageâ€¦doesnâ€™t run for re-election.â€ť
April 15, 2013 in Editorial by Matt Comer
As City Council moves forward with continued consideration of a capital plan, they have a chance, once and for all, to prove their leadership. Will they lead for all or continue to lead for the privileged few? The public awaits their decision.
April 12, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
Though Foxx laid the groundwork for inclusive change, henever could quite bring himself to be a true leader on behalf of his LGBT constituents.
April 12, 2013 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell
In my time as a Presbyterian pastor, Iâ€™ve been to my share of tent revivals and homecoming gatherings. This eveningâ€™s rally for marriage equality is the homecoming I hoped to find one day.
April 9, 2013 in Guest Commentary by Jason Yonce
On March 27, North Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan became the first sitting senator from this state to endorse marriage equality. It was a historic move that broke years of mostly negative opposition on the issue from other North Carolina candidates.
March 29, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
Local LGBT history must be preserved. It is essential for our communityâ€™s past, our present and our future. Documenting our history in publicly-viewable and publicly-accessible ways also acts to ensure that our community, its past struggles and its past victories, are not forgotten.
March 29, 2013 in Editorial by QNotes Staff
Itâ€™s been nearly 10 years since qnotes last performed a large-scale, in-depth reader survey. Starting with this March 29 issue and continuing through April 30, weâ€™re launching our 2013 QNotes Reader Survey.
March 29, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff
In Tuscaloosa Alabama we have begun bridging the gap between the local community and the academic collegiate world. I, and many others, are part of Southerners on New Ground.
March 28, 2013 in Editorial by QNotes Staff
A pattern of silence has emerged time and time again when this newspaper tries to reach out to those officials this community has so loyally supported year in and year out, election after election.
March 15, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
Spring is upon us. Or, at the very least, weâ€™re hoping it is. Daylight Savings Time has come. The days seem longer, as the sun shines later into the evenings.
March 15, 2013 in On Being a Gay Parent by Brett Webb-Mitchell
â€śThings as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believedâ€ť wrote the 18th century writer Daniel Dafoe. This truthful statement comes to mind once a year like clockwork during February when I file my federal and state taxes.
March 15, 2013 in Editorial by QNotes Staff
This issue marks a special moment of transition for qnotes, our staff and our community as we say goodbye to the years-long service of two dedicated members of our qnotes family.
March 15, 2013 in talkback by QNotes Staff
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March 1, 2013 in Editor's Note by Matt Comer
On Feb. 24, the Rev. Steve Shoemaker, who has spent nearly 14 years as pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church, announced his resignation. Shoemakerâ€™s presence at Myers Park Baptist and in the larger progressive Christian community in Charlotte will be missed.
March 1, 2013 in Community Voices by Joshua Burford
At the end of January I attended the Creating Change conference in Atlanta organized by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.