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May 2, 2009 – QNotes

Murder in Fayetteville

Sister says brother is victim of hate crime, police aren’t doing enough to find killer

Update (May 11, 2009): A suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case of Jimmy Ali McCollough’s murder. Read the breaking news story. FAYETTEVILLE — The sister of a murdered drag performer says police aren’t doing all they can to find the killer of her brother, 34-year-old Jimmy Ali McCollough. In …

Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard and wife speak at popular Charlotte church

Elevation pastor says homosexuality is sin

Originally published: April 22, 2009, 8:45 a.m. Updated: May 2, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Once revered as the leader of the national evangelical movement, former Colorado Springs, Colo. pastor Ted Haggard and wife Gayle appeared on stage with Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick on April 26. The appearance on the campus of the …

TOY honored with national award

Organization plans May 5 arts celebration

CHARLOTTE — Time Out Youth, a local LGBT youth support and social organization, has been presented a national award honoring LGBT counseling. The 2009 Joe Norton Award for Outstanding Contribution to the LGBT Community was presented by the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC). It was presented at the conference …

It’s a diverse world: a year later in Eureka Springs

DP registry ban blocked, bill reintroduced

[Ed. Note — Last year, Q-Notes Special Assignments Writer and Production Director Lainey Millen embarked on a journey to the “gay mecca” of Arkansas, Eureka Springs. Her reports a year ago were an engaging and insightful look into the progressive steps made toward LGBT equality in a small, rural town in a state bordering the …

‘Compromise’ bill leaves much to be desired

Editor's Note

On April 16, the North Carolina House approved HB 88, the Healthy Youth Act. Advocates had hoped the bill would transform the state’s sex education curriculum by changing the sex ed default from an abstinence-only approach to one more comprehensive and accurate. However, the bill advocates had originally hoped for, isn’t the bill they got. …

talkback – Haggard, AIDS, Murder in Fayetteville

Letters to the editor and comments from Q-Notes Online. Web comments are not edited for grammar or punctuation. Ted Haggard If Ted Haggard had not been “outed” by the one with whom he spent his time and to whom he gave money fresh from the collection plate, he would still be engaged in those very …

Have we become too gay?

Guest Commentary

by Matthew L. Adams, Greenville, N.C Have we become too gay? Almost every gay male role in the movies and on television is portrayed as stereotypically feminine. When did men who like to sleep with other men be so feminine? Everyone’s personality is different and that’s what makes our world such an interesting place; but …

The easy way out?

Guest Commentary

by Janice Covington, Charlotte, N.C. Prostitution is on the rise in our community, especially among our transgender brothers and sisters. Some say that participation in prostitution for a transgender person or a gay man hustling is the easy way out. I beg to differ. The primary reason for participating in prostitution, for many who do, …

Marriage: Which state is next?

General Gayety

Iowa is the first state in the American heartland to legalize same-sex marriage. Vermont is the first state to allow same-sex marriage through legislative action rather than a court ruling. I’m giddy, mostly due to these fabulous events and partly due to a pollen allergy. I cheer. I sneeze. It was a memorable early April. …