free hit counters
admin – Page 2 – QNotes

Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

Out in Print

Some things just can’t be tolerated. Take, for instance, when food touches other food on your plate. Or when socks don’t match up. Or if, like, somebody, like, repeatedly uses a catch-phrase without, like, thinking.

Do children need a mother and a father?

This interesting press release about a forthcoming article in the Journal of #### landed in my inbox this morning. I thought I’d share: Do children need both a mother and a father? New Study Examines If the Gender of Parents Matter The presumption that children need both a mother and a father is widespread. It …

escape: artist

DJ Escape brings his big room beat to Raleigh

While many of today’s top DJs complain of the lull in today’s dance scene — arguing crowds are waning and clubs are not investing money in parties — Escape says clubland is actually experiencing a resurgence. “The scene is more fun than ever,” he says. “All of a sudden, the industry is back to high …

Enhancing sensuality in your lovemaking

Sensuality: “unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasures.” The very definition just conjures up images of opulence and fulfillment, which is just what lovemaking should be. When should making love ever be a chore, a given or simply something that you might as well do because there’s nothing on TV? Think about a time when you have …

Gender roles

We are (usually) trained in our sense of gender roles within heterosexual families. There, still, the feminine becomes associated with the female, the masculine with the male. There are norms concerning how men and women may acceptably behave. Those norms remain and have, to a greater or lesser extent, been learned and internalized by gay …

Simulated penetration — how and why

Men don't have to to 'all the way' to have fun Online Only

Simulated penetration can feel strange, as if it isn’t really sex, more a poor relation — as if you should really be doing something more. It can certainly lead to more, but can also be enjoyed in its own right, whether as cock-rubbing or with one partner’s penis sliding between the recipient partner’s thighs and …

On marriage amendments: ‘One can’t help feeling violated’

Commentary

The marriage protection amendment that bans same-sex couples from marrying was on the ballot in three states last Tuesday. It passed in Florida by more than 60% and in California by a margin of 52% to 48% with a majority of the precincts counted. In Arizona, a conservative state that once rejected the amendment, it …

Veterans’ Affairs

For Navy officers Albert and Robert, being gay at sea wasn’t the fantasy that porn directors like Chi Chi LaRue made it out to be. But, even though the guys weren’t exactly swabbing each other’s poop decks in the galley, they still fell in love. And now, after leaving the service, life is imitating lascivious …

Gay Charlestonians hear wedding bells in Golden State

Crosscountry chapel run

Originally published in the July 9 issue of The Charleston City Paper. When Bryan and Michael decided to leave California in 2005 and relocate to suburban Charleston, they didn’t realize they’d be heading back to the West Coast three years later to tie the knot. On June 14, the State of California began issuing marriage …

No comparison between Wright, McClurkin

North Carolina 2008

The recent public airing of statements made by presidential candidate Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, opened a Pandora’s box surrounding the underlying racial tensions that still exist between the black and white communities in the 21st century, as well as the continued existence of institutional racism. The LGBT community has quickly inserted …