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October 4, 2008 – Page 3 – QNotes

Queers on the hillside

The Small Screen

During my sophomore year of college a friend of mine told me to watch this show on Showtime called “Weeds.” At the time I was so busy that I couldn’t rent the show on DVD, but I took some time this summer to finally sit down and watch the show in its current entirety. To …

No mejoran las condiciones de vida de los homosexuales en Colombia

Para Todos

BOGOTA — Un informe que presentará la ONG Colombia Diversa muestra un reincidente panorama de atropellos contra quienes prefieren tener parejas del mismo sexo. No han cambiado mucho las condiciones de vida de las lesbianas, gais, bisexuales y transgeneristas (Lgbt) en el país. Eso concluye un informe de la Fundación Colombia Diversa que será presentado …

Transwoman wins suit, Hearing held on benefits

National News Notes

Diane Shroer Transwoman wins LOC lawsuit WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge ruled Sept. 19 that the Library of Congress illegally discriminated against a Special Forces veteran when she was denied a job after announcing her intention to transition from male to female. In a groundbreaking decision, the court ruled that discriminating against someone for …

The country is reigning queens and kings!

Drag Rag

Ya know, sometimes when I sit down to do this column, I wonder — “Well, what do I start with?” I go back and look at the notes I’ve made, the emails and texts I’ve saved and sometimes I still mess up! Case in point — in the last Rag, I failed to mention that …

SC Pride revs up for 2009 after biggest fest ever

Events attended, hailed by local politicians

Click here to see more SC Pride photos in Q-Notes‘ online photo galleries. Photo Credit: JC Digital Photography Works COLUMBIA — South Carolina Pride organizers re-elected youthful president Ryan Wilson to start planning next year’s festival while he worked to wrap up this year’s finances. “We’re in the black,” said Wilson, indicating there will be …

How can I become a pro at dating?

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, You write a lot about dating. In the game of dating how does one become a pro? Dating Games, Miami Beach, Fla. Hey Dating Games, In sports, athletes study the rules and practice different plays until they eventually get it right and turn pro. With dating, and also with life, the game is …

Gay Iraqi leader assassinated, Union opposition reiterated

Global News Notes

In 2006, men suspected of being gay were gunned down in the Iraqi town of Ramadi. The anti-gay killings by religious militias have continued, including the assassination of a gay leader in Baghdad. Photo Credit: Iraqi LGBT Gay Iraqi leader gunned down BAGHDAD, Iraq — The coordinator for LGBT safe houses in Iraq was assassinated …

Out in the Stars: Oct. 4-17

Mars now enters strategic Scorpio. Even if you don’t plan ahead, even if you rush to judgment and even if you leap before you look, there will be some amount of forethought in every crazy action. Does that make you feel more in control? LIBRA (09.24-10.23) If fiscal matters have been getting you down, welcome …