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Building Your Ideal Male Physique

Health & Wellness: How to Maximize Your Masculine Silhouette

As we focus on and celebrate our trans friends and family, let’s also take a moment to celebrate their bodies.

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders Curates Art Events

ASC Funds LGBTQ History Projects

According to its site, Charlotte LGBTQ Elders is an organization “formed in 2018 to serve as a resource for LGBTQ elders in the Charlotte, NC area who are aged 55+.” It is an organization that provides ongoing networking and socializing opportunities for community members.

The 49 Professions of Joy

Health & Wellness: Creativity During COVID-19

Something that has had a negative impact on many people during the pandemic is boredom. A funny meme I saw reads, “Welp, it’s good to know that being too busy wasn’t what kept me from cleaning my house.”

Setting the Bar for Generosity

Local Groups Raise Funds to Keep Bars Open

As the closures have lengthened to nearly eight months already, many community social spots began receiving financial aid from both government and community resources. As previously reported by qnotes, several local bars have been struggling to pay rent and keep staff employed.

Raw versus Cooked Food

Health & Wellness: How Heat Affects Nutrition

Nutrition often gets overly complicated by well-intending people. Sometimes we are told an entire category of food is bad — the fear of fat in the latter half of the twentieth century is a good example.

Airports and Travel During the Pandemic

Recently I flew to Houston from Charlotte. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as it was my first trip on American Airlines since COVID-19 began impacting travel. In case you have a trip coming up, and you aren’t sure what is going to be different, here are some observations about that particular experience.

Interview: Phillip Keene

A Conversation About Abandonment and Compassion

Phillip Keene is an LGBTQ actor and activist. He played the ongoing roll of “Buzz Watson” on the TV series “The Closer” and its spinoff “Major Crimes.” He has been with his husband, James Duff, since 1993, and they married in 2013.

Fruit is Nature’s Candy

Health & Wellness: Except that isn’t a Fair Comparison

One of the ironies about nutrition is that so much information is readily available and known about it, that almost no one outside of specialists knows anything about it. That’s including most doctors.

Charlotte’s Energetic Growth

The Queen City is Now Larger than San Francisco

According to new official U.S. Census information, Charlotte, N.C. is now the 15th largest city in the country. This information looks at residents inside city limits only. In this way Charlotte far outranks Atlanta, which is only the 39th largest city.

Black Lives Matter Murals

Protecting and Preserving Charlotte’s Street Art

On June 9, Charlotte Is Creative, Brand the Moth, and BLKMRKTCLT organized a group of local activist artists to emulate the Black Lives Matter (BLM) mural that had been commissioned by the mayor of Washington, D.C.