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20 Questions: David Aaron Moore, Charlotte

David Aaron Moore is the author of “Charlotte: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.” From 2003-2007, he was the editor of qnotes. Since that time, his writings have appeared in multiple publications throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Beyond the Carolinas: Study reveals LGBT percentages

Beyond the Carolinas

The percentage of adults in the U.S. who identify as LGBT ranges from 1.7 percent in North Dakota to 5.1 percent in Hawaii and 10 percent in the District of Columbia, according to findings from a new study released by Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar Gary J. Gates and Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport.

From the archives: ‘Young men on the sexual fringe’

A look at the hustlers of North Charlotte :: Vol. 6, No. 11, November 1991

We’re profiling gay life, love and sex as they existed in the Carolinas in the 1970s and, with this piece from our archives, in the early 1990s in the days before the internet. This piece’s original author, current associate editor David Stout, shares some short retrospective thoughts on the piece below.

Gayest. Inauguration. Ever.

Beyond the Carolinas

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration was historic for a variety of reasons, but for many the Jan. 22 events will be remembered for the unprecedented inclusion of the LGBT community.

20 Questions: Gregg Beard, Charlotte

Gregg Beard is originally from Lenoir, N.C. As a teen and young adult he was a champion ice skater who held several titles during his career. A subsequent marriage produced a girl, Ashley, and a boy, Brad. For many years he owned and operated Park 51 Salon in Charlotte.

Beyond the Carolinas: Lawsuit: Service members win full pay

Beyond the Carolinas

On Jan 7, the government agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 181 former service members who had their separation pay cut in half due to a Defense Department policy targeting service members honorably discharged for “homosexuality.” Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiffs will receive their full pay, which amounts to approximately $2.4 million. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed the lawsuit.

20 Questions: Connie Vetter, Charlotte

Charlotte attorney Connie Vetter is well known in the LGBT community, both for her professional and civic endeavors. Through her advocacy in a number of state and local organizations, she has worked to make North Carolina — and the Queen City in particular — a better place for us all.