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Matt Comer and David Stout – QNotes

Staff Editorial: Our job is to report

Running an LGBT community newspaper, or any minority community newspaper for that matter, is no easy task. qnotes, like other minority press, operates in a sometimes uncomfortable middle ground between objective media and an instrument to build and empower community.

AIDS prayer ‘healing’ draws fire

Play producers create 'Church Mess' at Winston-Salem university

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A play featuring anti-gay and “ex-gay” religious themes will be showcased at Winston-Salem State University by a traveling, Atlanta, Ga.-based Christian production company headed by an African-American minister and his wife. The duo claims a person can be healed of HIV/AIDS through prayer and say an associate pastor with their company has …

Male rape victim shares his story, Part Two

Part Two: Alleged victim's dealings with assistance agencies

HICKORY, N.C. — The first half of this two-part series, published in the May 31 issue of Q-Notes, began with some eye-opening statistics. To recap: The U.S. Justice Department reports that one in every 10 rape victims is male. A national study found that three percent of American men (2.78 million) have been the victim …

Male rape victim shares his story

Part One of this two-part series details the alleged crime

The U.S. Justice Department says one in every 10 rape victims is male. According to a national study, about three percent of American men (2.78 million) have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Around 60 percent of these men identify as gay or bisexual. Despite the sobering figures, the Rape, Abuse and …