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May 30, 2009 – QNotes

Ménage à trois four

Four young gay men navigate the slippery path of polyamorous love

In a quiet and ordinary apartment complex on the south side of Charlotte live three not-so-ordinary young gay men. Jim Messaros, 20, Thomas Freyre, 21, and Chris Morgan, 22, are the best of all friends –and they are lovers. Just like a “traditional,” monogamous couple, they laugh and love, fight and argue and then love …

The next big thing: Reality Porn

Real, amateur and non-scripted porn is reinventing adult entertainment

Just as scripted television series have waned in recent years, conceding primetime slots to less costly reality fare, so too have big-budget porn productions. In place of these legendary movies of subpar plotlines and elementary acting has emerged a new genre of adult entertainment: “reality” porn. And, it’s grabbing the country by the balls. Gary …

Want more of our first Sex Issue?

Check back here at Q-Notes Online on Monday, June 1, for great Online Only features in our First Annual Sex Issue. Have feedback? Whether you’re loving it or hating it, let us know how you feel about this issue’s provocative and edgy content, including Monday’s Online Only features: email editor@q-notes.com. Click here to see articles …

Craigslist encounter leads to robbery

Victim met accused through site's "casual encounters" section

Originally published: May 19, 2009, 2:13 p.m. Updated: May 30, 2009, 12:16 a.m. APEX, N.C. — A man has been arrested after he was accused of meeting another man through Craigslist and robbing him. Police say Gary Rezendes and the victim met through the “casual encounters” section of Craiglist and decided to meet in person …

Author: Time is ripe for change

Progressive strategist Mike Lux visits Triangle

Mike Lux says he’s been a progressive since childhood. “What shaped me the most was that my parents taught me that taking care of folks who didn’t have all the advantages in the word was the right to do, for moral reasons, for religious reasons,” he told Q-Notes in an interview via phone Monday. Lux, …

Crack down on hate crimes

International News Notes

Crack down on hate crimes LONDON — The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) carried out a series of raids on May 20 across London to crack down on domestic, homophobic, transphobic, race and other forms of hate crimes. The raids were a part of the force’s Operation Athena. A spokesperson said that there had been more …

One Voice concert upcoming

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Be a hero CHARLOTTE — There’s a crisis in the community and One Voice Chorus needs your special abilities at their concert on June 20. Help in the fight against boredom and Right-Wing Crazy thinking. Assistance is being sought with the silent auction, pre- and post-setup, selling tickets and behind the scenes support. If …

D.P. bill before Congress

National News Notes

D.P. benefits bill before Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. — National gay leaders hailed the introduction of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act in the U.S. Congress earlier this month. The legislation would provide domestic partner benefits for federal employees and their partners. The bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen …

A sticky issue

Editor's Note

What’s up? Not much. Bored. U lookin’? Oh, uh… hi. Didn’t see you there. Let me close my laptop. I was totally just talking to an old friend from high school. Yeah, right, the chorus sounds. This issue is Q-Notes’ first annual S.E.X. Issue. The content inside is certainly Sensual. And, boy, is it Erotic. …