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Bill Allen – QNotes

Movies of the Fall

Drama, comedy, musicals and more

As the leaves change colors and the weather cools down, it’s time for LGBT folks to find their way to the hottest movies in town. Whether it be drama, comedy, Westerns, fantasy or action, there is at least one film for everyone to watch this fall. And some that you might want to skip.

Pageant winner set to pass torch

Kind of a Drag: Miss Gay North Carolina Vivian Vaughn has spent a lifetime perfecting art

Homeless at age 16 after his parents kicked him out for being gay, Justin Natvig was looking for answers as to what to do with his life. He found his purpose while watching a show at a gay bar.

Silver screen showcases drag

Kind of a Drag: Five must-see drag movies

Hollywood movies from early on found that audiences liked seeing people crossdressing. That includes scenes with men impersonating women, whether it was Bing Crosby and Danny Kay doing the musical number “Sisters” in “White Christmas” in the 1940s, or Tim Curry’s brilliant performance in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” who plays a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.”

Mountain LGBT mecca offers an array of enjoyable vacation options

Asheville, N.C., is eclectic, warm, welcoming

When one thinks of gay destinations, immediately San Francisco, Calif. and Key West, Fla. are two places that come to mind. The excellent food, the funky neighborhoods and the welcoming atmosphere have made them places to get away and make memories.

From a shattered world, artist shapes, fashions new reality

Columbian-born Edwin Gil heals through his transformative craft

Broken after watching his life partner in Colombia be murdered and two attempts made on his own life, visual artist Edwin Gil landed in Charlotte, N.C., looking for purpose and a focus which he eventually found in something else broken: glass.

Challenges abound in locating LGBT seniors’ resources

Targeted agencies, organizations provide options

Finding information and resources during retirement and the golden years is difficult even for the most savvy of seniors. But LGBT elders have a particularly difficult time because until recently there did not appear to be that many resources available to them.