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January 10, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Stop publishing writings from prisoner

Guest Commentary

After reading the most recent column from convicted child molester Joseph Urbaniak in Q-Notes, I felt compelled to voice my concerns to the editors. I have been a long-time reader of Q-Notes and have always appreciated the fact that the Carolinas have a source for LGBT news. I am however worried that the continued printing …

Rick Warren’s invocation options

General Gayety

Poor Rick Warren. After President-elect Obama selected the evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, gays and liberals kicked up a ruckus. I bet the California megachurchster hasn’t had a moment to think about what he’ll say to America and the world on that cold January day in Washington, D.C. I’ve taken it …

Court recognizes gay parents

National News Notes

Court recognizes gay parents NEW ORLEANS, La. — In a major victory for same-sex parents nationwide, U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey ordered Louisiana State Registrar Darlene Smith to recognize the New York adoption of a baby boy by a same-sex couple, saying her continued failure to do so violated the U.S. Constitution. Oren Adar …

Facebook deletes extremist anti-gay groups

Serbian sites contained death threats

by Matt Comer and Andy Harley BELGRADE, Serbia — Please protect us. That was the plea from gays and lesbians in Serbia to their government, the police and the wider world during the 2008 holiday season. The staff and contributors of the Serbian gay and lesbian website Queeria Center, are constantly receiving death threats and …

A plethora of upcoming N.C. events

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte It ain’t Montey Hall CHARLOTTE — Join Roxy C. Moorecox as she emcees the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Diner: Let’s Make A Deal on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Alley Cat, 314 N. College St. This event helps to launch the second installment of the 2009 HRC Carolina’s Gala theme of Imagine. It …

It is a New Year, you need a new you

Six tips to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

Want to lose weight, spend more time with your family or get a better job in 2009? These are just a few common New Year’s resolutions many of us make in January and too often forget by mid-March. This year, if you want to keep your resolutions and truly change your life for the better, …

Health: This year’s most important investment

Obesity is a mounting health problem locally and worldwide. More than one billion adults globally are overweight and at least 300 million are obese, according to the World Health Organization. Obesity not only takes a toll on personal health, it can inflict a huge monetary cost on individuals as well as the economy in general: …

Are bisexuals ‘towing the fence’ or just being more open minded?

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, My lover recently announced that she’s bisexual. Aren’t bisexuals towing the fence? And, won’t she have trouble being committed? Confused, Providence, R.I. Hey Confused, On the contrary, bisexuals simply have an ability to feel attraction for both genders. They are definitely not towing the line or non-committal, that’s a myth. Being bi means, …

Out in the stars: Jan. 10-23

While it may be hard to make ourselves understood right now, there is a logical explanation. Mercury retrogrades and confounds our understanding, meaning and interpretation. Let actions speak louder and prouder than words. CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) In these tenuous economic times, pink Caps have remained relatively unscathed. However, you may find that the next few weeks …

EarthTalk: Keep the old or buy new

Dear EarthTalk: Is it better to drive an older, well-maintained car that gets about 25 miles per gallon or to buy a new car that gets about 35 miles per gallon? — Edward Peabody, via e-mail It definitely makes more sense from a green perspective to keep your old car running and well-maintained as long …