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November 29, 2008 – Page 2 – QNotes

Growing up trans-friendly in a trans-ignorant world?

Guest Commentary

For the past few years, I have sought the ideal babysitter. Like other parents, I wish for sitters who are responsible, child-loving individuals whom my six-year-old Blaine, my spouse and I all like. Living in Watauga County, I also need to ensure that the babysitter won’t be appalled if my child comes out with a …

The emotion roundup

General Gayety

I’m mad. I’m angry that Proposition 8 passed. I’m mad that Californians voted to ban same-sex marriage. They kicked gays and lesbians into the La Brea tar pits. Never before has a state yanked away gay marriage after it had been legalized. California has historically led in the area of social change. The state Supreme …

‘No more Mr. Nice Gay’

Miss Coco Peru returns to Charlotte in ‘Ugly Coco’

Miss Coco Peru isn’t your average drag queen. Never has been and never will be. From deep inside New York City, Miss Coco’s risen to national acclaim with her wit, charm and fabulously unique stage shows and performances. She returns to Charlotte’s Queen City Theatre Company and the McGlohon Theatre on Dec. 6 in her …

Happy Homo-Holidays

Q-Notes’ annual Carolinas holiday gift and shopper’s guide

So much to do. So little time. Where to shop? What to buy? We’ve got you covered. These Carolinas-based retailers have some great gift ideas just waiting to fly off the shelves. Happy Holigays! We thought we’d take a day trip over to the White Rabbit, the Carolinas’ favorite gay and lesbian everything store, and …

A magical, musical time

New holiday music releases

After the 2008 Presidential election, the crumbling economy and the endless war, the other subject that is most likely weighing on people’s minds is the winter holidays. There are parties and meals and gifts and an assortment of other celebration preoccupations to tend to. Your holiday music should be the least of your concerns. With …

Gifts to warm the heart

Red ribbons and bows aren’t the only thing accompanying gifts this year

When you map out your holiday budget this year, don’t forget to add in some extra funds to gift something more than the latest nifty gadget or trendy-looking sweater. Several organizations across the Carolinas, nation and world depend on private contributions from people just like you. There’s no better time than the holidays to send …

Gleeful season

Gay choruses bring cheer to holiday season

Shopping, eating, parties and socials. The holiday season is one of the most hectic times of the year. It’s always good to find some time to just get away and enjoy some time with family and friends. Gay and lesbian choruses across the Carolinas are gearing up for their holiday concerts. Perhaps its time to …

Holisave

Tight budget? Money-saving gift ideas

Rough economy got you down? Tight budget putting a crimp on your holiday gift-giving style? Not to worry! Here are some great money-saving gift ideas to keep your conscience clear and your giftees just as happy. Dinner’s on me — Are you one of those gift-givers who got stuck with loads of people on your …

Online buyer beware!

Shop safe online this holiday season

Online Exclusive Using the web for holiday shopping offers many advantages — the convenience of avoiding crowds, the ability to browse multiple online retailers and compare products from the comfort of your home, not to mention considerable cost-savings on gas (those trips back and forth to the store can really add up at the pump). …

Safety tips for the holiday season

Online Exclusive “The most wonderful time of the year,” sadly, also is a time when thousands of people end up in the emergency room for injuries suffered during holiday decorating, winter sports and outdoor activities. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers a few important safety tips so you can enjoy the holiday season …