Historical items wanted

DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., along with Bull City LGBT community members, are on the prowl for historical items for the library’s archives.

The Herald Sun reported that Lynn Richardson, head of the Carolina Collection, was approached by LGBT community member Luke Hirst and others to spearhead this massive project. They are searching for items that represent the scope of the LGBT experience in the Durham area only. Papers, photographs, posters, etc., will be accepted. At the time of the cooperative effort, the only things that the library had were a small group of scrapbooks, videos of early Pride events, photo albums, as well as an exhibit of gay history “that was controversial at the time” from the 1980s. They hope to be able to greatly expand this historical representation.

Interviews may be held to gather anoral history, if the collective feels it would be of benefit.Of particular interest to the library are collections of Feminary, The Newsletter and Around Our Triangle.

For more information, call Richardson at 919-560-0171 or email lrichard@durham countync.gov.

Couple featured on ABC

DURHAM, N.C. — “Transgender Love: When Husband Becomes Wife,” produced by ABC, depicts the story of Diane and Wessel Daniel. The latter decided in 2004 to transition into a woman and eventually became Lina.

Diane, a freelance writer and straight, was not overjoyed, but Lina was. After therapy, the two decided to remain as a couple, although not quite in the same way as originally planned.

Lina is not attracted to men and says that it is a “gender issue, not my sexual orientation.” On the other hand, Diane is attracted to men. However, because she loves Lina, this does not cause any problems for her.

They are affectionate and romantic

with one another. They are often perceived as lesbians.

To read the whole report, visit abcnews.go.com/Health/transgender-love-husband-transitions-wife/story?id=14280850.

Diane, a correspondent with the Boston Globe, shared her story, “Goodbye husband, hello wife,” and has gotten a great deal of support. Writers share that they have a much better understanding of the issues. Visit articles.boston.com/2011-08-09/lifestyle/29868670_1_transgender-rights-transgendered-person-love to read the feature.

GCN seeks staffer

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Gay Christian Network is seeking applicants for an office manager staff position for someone who is people friendly and has a passion the network’s initiatives.

Want to work for a Christian-based organization in a small, close-knit environment?

Interested parties must be willing to be the conduit for incoming and outgoing communication, including phone calls and more. Strong written and oral skills are required, as well as organizational skills. Comfort with numbers is important. Additionally, computer proficiency is necessary in order to perform office duties.

Starting salary is $24,000 plus medical and dental benefits with raises based upon performance.

Age, race, gender or sexual orientation are not determining factors in selection.

For more information, email a cover letter explaining why you would be a good candidate and resume to jobs@gaychristian.net.

In others news, Executive Director Justin Lee launched a new blog, “Crumbs from the Communion Table,” in October. To read his musings, visit gcnjustin.tumblr.com.

Subjects for film sought

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Bryce Butner, a senior photojournalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is searching for LGB couples in the Triangle area who would be comfortable sharing their opinions on screen.

Focus for the project is on what the couples are doing to oppose the anti-gay amendment and what would happen to them if the measure is approved in May.

For more information, call 828-208-0049 or email bebutner@live.enc.edu.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988,...