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D’Annunzio not a favorite of NC GOP

Tim D’Annunzio received the most votes in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 8th district, and now continues to the runoff election. Since then, North Carolina GOP chairman Tom Fetzer has said that D’Annunzio is “unfit to hold public office at any level.” Fetzer went so far as to say that if D’Annunzio were elected, …

Malawi gay couple sentenced to 14 years in prison

Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, and Steven Monjeza, 26, were sentenced on Thursday to 14 years in prison, the maximum sentence for their crime: holding a public engagement ceremony last December. Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi, which is about 80 percent Christian and 13 percent Muslim. The judge said that he gave the couple the maximum possible …

The U.K. election, and what it means for LGBTs

For a country that fought so bitterly for its independence from Britain, it sure seems we have a weird tendency to get wrapped up in the monarchy and politics. American news outlets were abuzz with the drama after the U.K. elections. The Conservative Party (informally known as the Tories) emerged from the May 6 election …

Jazz, opera, theatre… Oh my!

Charleston’s Spoleto Festival lights up the town with classical, modern art

The famous annual Spoleto Festival USA will be upon us very soon, beginning May 28 and lasting through June 13. Dozens of productions will be performed in genres of opera, theater and dance, among others. Widely recognized as one of the world’s most renowned arts festivals, this will be the 34th annual Spoleto Festival. The …

Is Newsweek’s ‘gay actor’ article really anti-gay?

“Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn’t it ever work in reverse?” Ramin Setoodeh, a gay Newsweek columnist, has come under heavy criticism for writing an article asking why gay men aren’t believable when they play straight. The internet has become ablaze with anger directed toward Setoodeh, and many are now accusing him …

In Florida, bestiality yes, gay rights no

qnotes welcomes its newest editorial intern to the team. Tyler DeVere lives in Charlotte and volunteers on the steering committee of the Mecklenburg Gay and Lesbian Political Action Committee (MeckPAC). We’re glad to have him and proud to introduce you to him. His first blog post is below. — Matt Comer Rather shockingly (or not …