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April 4, 2009 – QNotes

Q-Notes’ new online look

New site streamlines user experience

How are you liking our new look? Pretty sweet, huh? On April 4, Q-Notes unveiled a new website design, just in time for the first annual QList, Best of the LGBT Carolinas voting! (p.s., submit your ballots today for a chance to win a free iPod and other great prizes!) Some of the coolest of …

Come out, Shop local

Keep your gay dollars in your local economy for a better community, say business owners

In these trying economic times, everyone is searching for way to save a dollar and make a quick buck. Most of us are tempted to head out to that big box, super-retailer promising to offer us the lowest prices around. But, local business owners say spending your hard-earned cash locally helps create a better community …

Mean Machine

Mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Ford tackles Ginch Gonch

“I’ll knock out anyone who makes fun of me in my Ginch,” warns Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford. And he means it too. Standing 5 feet 11 inches and weighing 170 pounds, the mighty-muscled, multi-tattooed mixed martial arts welterweight fighter is the new celebrity face of underwear fave, Ginch Gonch. “Ginch Gonch reminds me to …

QList: Time to vote for the best!

Q-Notes’ first annual QList voting begins April 4

Hot bars. Cool clubs. Great food. Influential community leaders. Who is the best and the hottest of the LGBT Carolinas? You get to decide! The QList, Best of the LGBT Carolinas is your chance to have a say in the who, what, when and where of North and South Carolina. Starting April 4, log on …

Hoedown in the big town

Queen City Stomp gears up for annual event

Dust off that cowboy hat and boots, partner, and saddle up for this year’s Queen City Stomp. Southern Country Charlotte is gearing up for its annual hoedown, hosted at The Charlotte Eagle. The weekend-long event takes place April 17-19, including silent auctions, dance workshops, dance exhibitions, cocktail and after-hours parties and a barbecue lunch. Queen …

White Rabbit Raleigh hops to temp location

Bookstore exits longtime space in preparation for planned summer move

White Rabbit, which for nearly two decades has been the communal and commercial heart of queer Raleigh, has pulled up stakes from its well-known retail space at 309 W. Martin St. and moved to a temporary location. It was a short trek, though — right next door to 307 W. Martin St., which already houses …

Citizens lobby elected leaders

EqualityNC holds successful Day of Action

RALEIGH — Statewide LGBT advocacy group EqualityNC says this year’s Day of Action on March 24 in Raleigh attracted a record number of participants. More than 200 LGBT and straight ally North Carolinians gathered at the Legislative Building to lobby elected officials on several issues less than a month after thousands of anti-gay activists from …

TCW hosts second chance prom

Featuring food, drinks, DJ

Did you have a good time at high school prom? Were you there with the person you really wanted to be with? If you’re like most people in our community the answer is no. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a second chance for a better one? Now you can at the Triangle Community Works …