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May 17, 2008 – QNotes

Hundreds turn out for Kennedy one year vigil

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, May 16, 2008 hundreds of LGBT and straight ally community members turned out at Main Street Plaza to celebrate the life of openly gay college student Sean Kennedy, slain in an anti-gay hate crime May 16, 2007. The crowd joined Kennedy’s mother, Elke Kennedy, in remembering the life and spirit …

Gold nugget found deep in Ozark mountains

Eclectic township rich in culture for LGBT travelers

Eureka Springs welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. Sometimes life takes hikers on trails that are remote, yet unexpectedly enchanting. This is certainly true when it comes to discovering the countryside in Carroll County, situated in the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Mountains. The real gem in this Central American state is the township of Eureka Springs, …

Ten Carolina vacation options

Gas is expensive. Really expensive. For those who would like to get away but find the costs of traveling too far from home prohibitive, or for those who would like to explore their home region more deeply, there are many options located within the Carolinas. Vacationers don’t need to look any further than their own …

AIDS agencies rely on comfort food

Dinner fundraisers fuel the battle against HIV

Most people have heard the term “comfort food” before. It’s usually used to describe edibles that evoke childhood happiness and security. In other words, the stuff mom used to make: meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, scratch biscuits, apple crumble and the like. Here in the South we take comfort food to another level, because …

‘Damned Queens’ go to prom

Gay youth prom first-ever in Myrtle Beach area

The Center Project Youth Director Gloria Williams poses with Brian Hollon, Rainbow Beach Film Director. MYRTLE BEACH — Rainbow Beach, the LGBT youth group at The Center Project of Myrtle Beach (TCP), hosted the first gay youth prom in the history of Myrtle Beach and Horry County. The May 3 event marked a giant step …

Students excused for skipping gay day

Watauga school superintendent cites safety concerns

BOONE — More than a third of the 1,500 students enrolled in Watauga High School were absent April 25, the day set aside for the National Day of Silence. Under the direction of Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bobbie Short, all of them received excused absences. On the other hand, LGBT and allied students who …

How wrong are extra-marital affairs?

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, The extra-marital affair I am having is starting to bring about many more problems than I could have ever imagined. I am not trying to hurt anyone. I am just trying to take care of my needs. What can I do now? Extra Troubles, Buffalo, N.Y. Hello Extra Troubles, Sometimes we find ourselves …

Gay travel association celebrates 25 years

Second annual LGBT travel survey planned

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) gathered here for it’s global conference the first weekend in May. The event commemorated 25 years of service to LGBT travelers across the world, while simultaneously celebrating the glory of its own success. With more than 430 registrations, IGLTA experienced a 67 percent …

Veteran activist Frank Harr passes away

Wilmington community mourns loss

WILMINGTON — Veteran activist and community leader William Franklin Harr, known to friends as “Frank,” passed away May 8 at the age of 56. Harr leaves behind his life-partner of 32 years, Ken Cox. The pair were mainstays of the local LGBT community. Both men were founding members of Gay Resources of Wilmington (GROW) and …