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November 1, 2008 – QNotes

Safe schools targeted in 2009

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Mancini accepting applications CHARLOTTE — The Wesley Mancini Foundation is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for the grant period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2009. Grants are awarded to fund specific projects and are not awarded to cover general operating expenses. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for projects that promote the inclusion of …

Gay living center underway

Global News Notes

Gay living center underway COLOGNE — A multigenerational gay living center is under construction in this German city. Organizers claim it will be a first of its kind living center in which a variety of LGBT and straight families will live together. Several cities around the world are now home to elderly care and retirement …

Majority support marriage rights

National News Notes

Trailblazing politician has died ST. PAUL, Minn. — Allan Spear, the first openly gay state legislator to serve in the nation, has died at age 71. Spear was a Minnesota State Senator for nearly 30 years, and served as Senate president for eight of them. Spear’s public declaration of his sexual orientation made national headlines. …

Faculty members debate Boy Scout donations

College of Charleston professors at opposing ends of debate

CHARLESTON — Two College of Charleston faculty members are speaking out on opposite ends of the debate over support for the Boy Scouts of America. On Oct. 20, a letter was sent to college faculty announcing the school’s upcoming plans for a United Way fundraiser, according to The Charleston City Paper’s Press Time blog and …

Jason & deMarco
— This is love

Duo will sing to ‘Stop The Hate’ at Nov. 7 concert in Charlotte

The Great Smoky Mountains are a world away from the Great Plains, but the prairie is nonetheless on the minds of popular vocal duo Jason & deMarco while they grab a few days rest in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The reason is because the musical and life partners have agreed to headline a benefit concert in Charlotte …

Veterans’ Affairs

For Navy officers Albert and Robert, being gay at sea wasn’t the fantasy that porn directors like Chi Chi LaRue made it out to be. But, even though the guys weren’t exactly swabbing each other’s poop decks in the galley, they still fell in love. And now, after leaving the service, life is imitating lascivious …

Carolina winter getaways

Looking for a winter escape? Stay home and have fun for cheap

The economic downturn’s got everyone buckling down and saving money, but the holiday season is quickly approaching. Besides shelling out the cash for gifts and home decor, many folks will be figuring out how to spend wisely when it comes to their winter sight-seeing and fun. Here’s a few winter and holiday escapes right here …

House arrest for gay DJ’s second HIV violation

Raleigh man admits to failing to use condom, violating probation

Joshua Waldon Weaver RALEIGH — A gay disc jockey in Raleigh originally convicted of violating HIV infection regulations in August has been placed on house arrest after admitting he broke probation orders in early October. On Sept. 6, Q-Notes reported that Joshua Waldon Weaver, 23, who works in clubs in Raleigh and Wilmington, pleaded guilty …

Carolinas leaders fail on LGBT issues

HRC Scorecard ranks U.S. House, Senate members

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization released its 110th Congressional Scorecard on Oct. 22 revealing an average failing grade for members of the U.S. House and Senate from the Carolinas. The average Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Congressional Scorecard ranking for members of the U.S. House from the Carolinas was 30. Close to two-thirds …