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Green Living: Alternative fuels make headway

Health and Wellness

As if security weren’t already a good enough reason to get off petroleum-based fuel sources, their escalating price is a wonderful motivation to stop using them completely. With oil and gas becoming ever more problematic for a variety of political, economic, inter-cultural and environmental reasons, alternative fuels are making great gains as we reduce our …

Gay VP of PETA makes coffee talk with Q-Notes

exQlusive When deciding on a meeting place for our interview, animal rights activist Dan Mathews and I first considered one of those ubiquitous corporate coffee shops. (You know — the ones that are so plentiful they need not be named because you can probably see one or two of them from whatever window is nearest …

Jamaican activist seeks asylum

Global News Notes

Jamaican activist seeks asylum QUEBEC, Canada — After the deaths of 13 of his activist colleagues, Gareth Henry, one of Jamaica’s leading LGBT rights activists, has fled the impoverished island nation to seek asylum in Canada. He has claimed refugee status because his life is in danger if he stays in Jamaica. Henry, a highly …

Spirituality: Spring into the labyrinth

Health and Wellness

Throughout the world there are religions that celebrate the arrival of spring as a time of renewal. It is easy to understand why this season inspires awe in our spirits: In places where there are four distinct seasons, spring is the time when the world seems to burst into green, life and light after months …

AFFA celebrates year of achievement

Charleston group succeeds on many levels

The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA), a Charleston-based organization focused on promoting LGBT “Acceptance Without Exception,” has been extremely active the last year. Aside from building coalitions with the NAACP, Camp Hope (a program for at-risk children), the S.C. Progressive Network and the Unitarian Universalist Church, AFFA grew 12 percent and now has between 450 …

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban

Global News Notes

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban BANGKOK, Thailand — Activists have succeeded in their bid to amend the screening form required for blood donation. To date, questions on the form have asked about high-risk sexual behavior, but only related to same-sex behavior, and all gay men have been prohibited from donating. The questions will be …

Charlotte Fine Art Show includes LGBT photographers

Same-sex couple looks to nature for inspiration and bonding

Artistic and life partners Scott Hinkle and Joe Wilcox collaborate extensively, each looking for details the other might miss to create their vivid and uplifting floral images. The inaugural Charlotte Fine Art Show is coming to the Carolinas on May 10 and 11. Setting up shop in the Merchandise Mart will be 125 of the …