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Couples study findings announced

Relationships already valued, benefits desired

RALEIGH — New research from North Carolina State University (NCSU) shows that gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term, committed relationships, even in the absence of the right to marry. However, couples surveyed for the study overwhelmingly said they would get married if they could in order to secure legal rights — such as retirement …

‘BraveSouls’

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Kennedy to speak to Guild CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its monthly meeting on June 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Guest speaker for the evening will be Elke Kennedy, founder of Sean’s Last Wish. Kennedy is known for her tireless work to combat …

One Voice concert upcoming

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Be a hero CHARLOTTE — There’s a crisis in the community and One Voice Chorus needs your special abilities at their concert on June 20. Help in the fight against boredom and Right-Wing Crazy thinking. Assistance is being sought with the silent auction, pre- and post-setup, selling tickets and behind the scenes support. If …

Guild hosts English

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Guild hosts English CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its monthly meeting on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Guest speaker will be Crossroads Charlotte Community Building Initiative Executive Director Dianne English (pictured). Anne Douglas Miller, licensed agent with HealthMarkets, will serve as host. …

It’s a diverse world: a year later in Eureka Springs

DP registry ban blocked, bill reintroduced

[Ed. Note — Last year, Q-Notes Special Assignments Writer and Production Director Lainey Millen embarked on a journey to the “gay mecca” of Arkansas, Eureka Springs. Her reports a year ago were an engaging and insightful look into the progressive steps made toward LGBT equality in a small, rural town in a state bordering the …

New project leader named

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Grassroots names project leader CHARLOTTE — Grassroots Leadership has announced the hiring of LaWana Mayfield as project coordinator for The Mecklenburg Justice Project. She brings years of activism and organizing to Grassroots Leadership serving as the diversity co-chair and national female diversity co-chair for the Human Rights Campaign addressing concerns in the LGBT community. …

Wilmington foundation to host festival

First annual event partners with Pride, local orgs

WILMINGTON – A three-day Family Fest benefit to support The Frank Harr Foundation will be held from May 15-17 at St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) at 19 N. 26th St. Harr was a dedicated community builder who educated those whom he came in contact with about human rights. He also advocated for equality for …

Primetimers’ at 16

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 16 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrates its 16th anniversary on May 16 at Latta Plantation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The group meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church at 1825 Eastway Dr. It has two bowling teams, a theater …

Aging in a rainbow world

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Aging in a rainbow world CHARLOTTE — On April 28, join other seniors at the “Gay and Gray at the Crossroads: Navigating for Your Future” seminar to be held at the Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., from 6-8:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments are from 6-6:30 p.m., with a speakers and an information …

LOAFERS, ‘Angry Inch,’ survey

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Still hanging out CHARLOTTE — LOAFERS (formerly Lesbians Over the Age of Forty, which is now open to all ages) is a support/discussion/social group that meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, on the second Friday of each month. This group, which is now well …