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October 4, 2008 – Page 2 – QNotes

No support for censored play

Guest Commentary

On Sept. 15, SC Pride held a press conference at the South Carolina State Capitol to announce why “SC is So Gay.” They invited everyone to come stand with them and show their pride. Best of luck in getting folks to stand with you, because when MBF Productions tried to do something positive for GLBT …

New road opens to Charlotte Center

Recently completed city street makes getting there much easier, organizers say

CHARLOTTE — It just got easier to get to Charlotte’s Lesbian & Gay Community Center. The new road connecting Graham St., Uptown Charlotte and the N.C. Music Factory is now open. The Community Center is in the N.C. Music Factory complex, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B-11, Charlotte, NC 28206. The Community Center is open 5 …

Improving the odds

The fight against breast cancer aided by education, early detection

In a matter of seconds, most people can think of eight women who are important in their lives, whether they are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends or coworkers. The ease with which most people can come up with this list just reinforces the prevalence of breast cancer in this country; according to the American Cancer …

Jennifer Hudson: Keep living the dream, girl!

Jennifer Hudson’s spotlight is shining bright with a new album and fiancé

A new Neil Lane ring ain’t the only thing wrapped around Jennifer Hudson’s finger — the “American Idol” third season finalist has had homos hanging on just as tight since her Oscar-winning portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation of “Dreamgirls.” A role in this past summer’s “Sex and the City” movie cemented …

A plague on both their candidates?

Citizen Crain

Even if the major party presidential hopefuls don’t float your boat, there are good reasons not to go with the third- Party’s Bob Barr and Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney. Photo Credit: Bob Barr for President and Cynthia McKinney for President Not buying into the Log Cabin schtick that John McCain and Sarah Palin are “a …

Visibility increases in 2008-2009 TV season

GLAAD compiles expected characters

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released its report on the expected 2008-2009 television season. Their findings show an overall increase in the inclusion and visibility of LGBT characters on broadcast and cable networks. According to GLAAD, broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will include a total of 16 …

Log Cabin Republicans should disband

Anything But Straight

Until now, I have always thought there was a place for the Log Cabin Republicans within the LGBT movement. There was a need for a group that could advocate from inside the belly of the beast and do the dirty work that few intellectually honest people wanted to do. The logic behind this organization was …

Like oil and holy water

General Gayety

Here’s the sort of math I understand: Pope Benedict XVI + gays = a hoo-hah. Europe offers two recent examples of how charged, how volatile the relationship is between the Pope and homosexuals. Prior to the pontiff’s arrival in France for a four-day visit, the French daily newspaper Le Figaro reported that French police were …

Are smart cars efficient and safe?

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve suddenly been seeing a lot of those tiny “Smart Cars” around. Who makes them and what is their fuel efficiency? And I’m all for fuel efficiency, but are these cars safe? David Yu, Bend, Ore. Originally the brainchild of Lebanese-born entrepreneur/inventor Nicolas Hayek of Swatch watch fame, Smart Cars are designed to …

Doc to premiere, Tomlin appears, Pride ramps up

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Bingo looking for volunteers CHARLOTTE — Shelita Hamm and all her gang need some help during the ever-popular, sold-out return of Gay BINGO on Oct. 18 at the Grady Cole Center. Don’t despair! You can still have a chance to be a part of the magic. The Bingo Verifying Divas (BVD) can’t do …