Activists sought for state orgs

RALEIGH, N.C./COLUMBIA, S.C. — Equality North Carolina and SC Equality have both issued a call for volunteers to assist in fighting against discrimination. With an ultra Conservative national leader and both state legislatures with Republican majorities, the time has never been more crucial. Sign up today!

North Carolina is still fighting HB2, among other issues and South Carolina’s legislature has had a “bathroom bill” filed as well. There have been over 75 South Carolina statewide businesses, interest groups, organizations, religious institutions and charities that oppose the measure.

Also, funds are needed to support the work of each organization.


Arts grants apps due

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Arts Council’s 2017 grant application season is coming to an end. Deadline for 2017-18 receipts is March 1.

Awards to non-profit arts and cultural organizations are based on criteria that help keep the arts industry’s standards of practice at the highest level. Grant awards are recommended by panels of civic leaders and arts experts who consider artistic merit, benefit of the project to the state’s citizens and organizational strength and capacity in making their decisions.

Eligibility is based upon the organization’s ability to prove its non-profit status, production of quality arts programs for at least two consecutive years and prior-year organizational cash operating expenses of at least $20,000.

Applications and information is available online.


Bi dating show seeks cast members

NATIONWIDE — A casting call has been issued for a new dating show that will feature a bisexual man or woman to star in their own show entitled “Love  Is Love” that is slated to air on a major cable network.

Applicants qualifications include: millenials who are sexual fluid and do not define themselves by gender or who they love, 21 years old, single, able to work in the U.S. and open to a relationship with either a man or woman. The application is online. Participants will be compensated.

Email for more details.


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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 and 704-531-9988,...