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April 4, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Aging in a rainbow world

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Aging in a rainbow world CHARLOTTE — On April 28, join other seniors at the “Gay and Gray at the Crossroads: Navigating for Your Future” seminar to be held at the Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., from 6-8:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments are from 6-6:30 p.m., with a speakers and an information …

Gays being treated as ill

Global News Notes

Therapists still treating gays as ill LONDON — The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Pink Therapy are both deeply concerned about the results of research by Professor Michael King of University College Hospital, published on March 26. The research found that 17 percent of psychotherapists and counselors have been willing to help gay …

Prez signs onto U.N. declaration

National News Notes

Prez signs onto U.N. declaration WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has formally endorsed a United Nations declaration calling for an end to discrimination and other human rights abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The move is a reversal of the Bush administration’s refusal to sign the statement, which made the U.S. the …

Dying faith

Editor's Note

In the past month, a lot has been made of religion and its place in America. While the religious right continues along their delusional path of believing our country is a “Christian nation,” new information from the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), as reported by USA Today, shows a surprising drop in numbers for those …

talkback – HRC, RJR

Letters to the editor and comments from Q-Notes Online. Web comments are not edited for grammar or punctuation. HRC and local funding First of all, I would like to thank Shane Windmeyer, Monica Simpson and Pamela Jones for their truly heartfelt and significant posts and commentaries in print and via Q-Notes’ assembloge (blog.q-notes.com), regarding the …

Can we imagine a local community that supports itself?

Guest Commentary

by Monica Simpson A dear community organizer, Shane Windmeyer, wrote an incredible guest commentary (“Imagine: $700,000 for local LGBT advocacy & support,” March 21), in which he raised the question as to why the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) does not give money back to local communities. He stated that over $700,000 (approximated figure) was raised …

Obama’s parent in the pulpit complex

Anything But Straight

George W. Bush longed to escape his daddy’s shadow, while Barack Obama has turned to shadowy preachers in his long search for a father figure. His filial approach to faith began with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and has now taken a sharp turn right. The New York Times reports that the president has surrounded himself with …

Prom fashion fray

General Gayety

At this time of year, the thoughts of high school seniors all across America turn toward the prom. How do I rent a tux? Can Mom afford that dress I want? Is the guy I like going to be a total jerk and ask a freshman instead? Will I win my lawsuit? Okay, that one …

A tidal wave?

T-Notes

Almost two years ago, I started assembling a database of items culled off the net. Seventy-five percent of this material is attributable to the painstaking work of archivists over at Transgender News; the other 25 percent comes from a variety of sources: referrals, articles uncovered during research and newsgroups. I’ve tried to arrange the database …

What the ‘F’ is so fantastic about forgiveness

Tell Trinity

Dearest Trinity, I haven’t talked to my ex in years, but just found out he’s ill. I’d like to forgive him and call but why should I forgive that f#@*in bastard when he was so awful to me? Why Forgive, Indianapolis, Ind. Dearest Why, “Forgive but never forget,” say many Holocaust survivors, who also say, …