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Our People: Q&A with Milton Howard

Nickel Bar owner offers intimate atmosphere at reasonable price

Milton Howard was, quite literally, born to be a party animal.

“Growing up, I pretty much was always that party kid, always liked to go out,” the Huntersville, N.C., native said. “It has always been my passion. Maybe I’m a victim of my birth: I was actually born on New Year’s Eve. And here it is, almost 50 years later, and I’m still kicking it!”

‘Carol’ — Love in the time of The American Way

Relationship between two women in the mid 20th Century falls short on answers

“Is there any point in fighting it?” It’s the question Therese asks Carol after Carol reveals that her soon-to-be-ex-husband is suing for sole custody of their daughter on grounds that Carol is morally unfit to be a mother.

Our People: Q&A with Joel Blady & Jeff Addy

Funeral director, marketer, marriage suit plaintiffs

“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.” The lines, which appear in Pat Conroy’s award-winning book, “The Lords of Discipline,” resonate with our community at a time when so many gay and lesbian couples who have dreamed of a traditional “white wedding” can now realize those dreams.

‘The Danish Girl’ Review

Testing transitions in gender and love

Love wins. It’s the triumphant call that so many gays and lesbians have cried out since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Get it together, girl!

Improving organization skills benefits health, career, personal life

It’s a new year and with it comes resolutions on everything from quitting smoking to losing weight to spending more time with family and friends.

U.S./World: Marriage protections, fitness club, cyberbullying case

Beyond the Carolinas

Ever since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, anti-gay crusaders have been touting a somewhat obscure piece of legislation called the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which would prohibit the federal government from “taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”