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December 27, 2008 – Page 2 – QNotes

Meeting targets gay prison issues

National News Notes

Meeting targets gay prison issues SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The California Senate Committee on Public Safety held an informational meeting Dec. 11 to examine issues affecting LGBT people in California’s prison system. The meeting focused on the problems faced by LGBT people who are incarcerated, including harassment and abuse, unequal access to healthcare, and difficulties …

U.N. hears statement on LGBT rights

U.S., Islamic nations and Vatican had refused to sign on

UNITED NATIONS — A statement jointly sponsored by France and The Netherlands, and supported by most Western nations, condemning anti-gay discrimination was heard at the U.N. on Dec. 18 amid stiff opposition from Islamic nations, the Vatican and an absent U.S. Signed by all European Union members, as well as Japan, Australia, Mexico and dozens …

Obama’s anti-gay preacher problem

Editor\'s Note

Way back in January, before the 2008 primaries, The Advocate interviewed the president of Charleston, S.C.’s Stonewall Democrats chapter, Keith Riddle. Riddle told the national news glossy that the infamous, fall 2007 Donnie McClurkin incident in Columbia kept coming up in “every conversation” he had with LGBT folks. “Obama never really apologized for that. I …

Entertainers, united, can make real differences

Guest Commentary

I was once told that having privilege comes with great responsibility. With that thought in mind, let me begin by wishing you a joyous holiday season and hoping that you, your family and loved ones celebrated a time of giving and a time of sharing. As an entertainer in this great community for the past …

talkback – Where do you party now?

A couple issues ago, we asked readers in Charlotte where they go out, especially after the close of Velocity. Here are the results from our online QPoll, with web comments. When we are in Charlotte, we usually hit up Hartigan’s and Liaisons. Kameela Vose, Nov. 30, web …Velocity had bad drinks that were too expensive …

It’s an off-the-wall world

General Gayety

As 2008 winds down, the worldwide wackiness level jumps up. In Paris, armed robbers made off with $100 million worth of jewelry from a Harry Winston store near the Champs-Élysées. Police said the heist ranks among the biggest jewel thefts in French history. That wasn’t all that made the robbery monumental. Of the four thieves, …

New album supports child abuse prevention

Someone’s Sister to perform in Wilmington

Online Extra . Special to Q-Notes Someone’s Sister is a long-time North Carolina band favorite. The quartet of openly out performers recently released their second album, “Calm In The Chaos.” It certainly doesn’t disappoint. Comparisons to the Indigo Girls and Melissa Etheridge have been long said, but Someone’s Sister shouldn’t be limited to these comparisons …

New series to feature acclaimed films

here! Network’s ‘Kevin Thomas Presents’ to air in June

Online Extra A new film series on here!, one of two premium LGBT TV networks in the U.S., will feature critically-acclaimed, queer-themed films and special commentaries and interviews with film writers and directors. The series, “Kevin Thomas Presents,” will feature several films, including “The Amazing Truth of Queen Raquela,” “Breakfast with Scot” starring Tom Cavanaugh …

Greetings and regards from the ’ole miss herself!

Drag Rag

Happy holidaze, kiddies! And wish an old bytch a happy belated birthday, too. Yes, by the time you read this, Miss D. will be 29 (+ 13). Ha! And the old gyrl’s still got it, by golly. Still waiting on that order I placed with Santa about the Cuban swim team, but I ain’t mad …

Drag Rag extra: Dorae Saunders

Miss Della speaks with transgender star from 'America's Got Talent'

Online Extra Well, months after I first mentioned it, I’ve finally gotten around to giving some limelight to our Carolina girl who made it to prime time TV — Columbia’s Dorae Saunders, a Top 40 contestant on this past season’s “America’s Got Talent.” It seems that when Dorae was appearing on the Tyra show for …