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June 27, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Partners in Peace needed

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Ante up! CHARLOTTE — Pride Charlotte will be held on July 25 at Gateway Village. Currently the Pride Charlotte Committee is actively seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including Partners in Peace. Partners In Peace exists to keep conflict from occurring between protesters and the Pride Charlotte participants. Partners In Peace organizer Susan …

Foster child returned

National News Notes

Court ruling returns foster child CHARLESTON, W.V. — The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ruled June 5 that a foster child should be returned to her lesbian foster parents, Kathryn Kutil and Cheryl Hess, reversing an anti-gay lower court ruling that sought to remove the child on the basis that her placement was …

History will see to it

Editor's Note

A century from now, the American people will look back at the beginning of the 21st century. They will see each of us, individually fighting for life, love and liberty — and they will say we were heroes. It is quite fitting that this issue is published on June 27. Forty years ago this weekend, …

The bird’s eye view

General Gayety

Stories about the two gay male penguins that are raising a chick in a German zoo have included quotes from a zookeeper and other relevant humans, but not one of the accounts has presented the penguins’ view of things. Until now. A reporter fluent in German, Spanish, English and Humboldt Penguin journeyed to the Bremerhaven …

Déjà vu all over again

T-Notes

The “hairpin drop heard round the world” — that is how New York’s Mattachine Society, and others, 40 years ago described the June 28, 1969, events at Stonewall, a gay and queen bar in the heart of Greenwich Village. The name “Stonewall” has come to symbolize the beginning of gay activism and, in fact, spawned …

Out in the Stars: June 27-July 10

Turn your ha ha ha into ha cha cha as we welcome July. Any steamy thought or comment boils over. Mercury opposes Pluto and packs a jolt. Aim your missives carefully…and shoot from the lip. CANCER (06.22-07.23) Gay Crabs may chaff at the leash now. Not only do you ache for some time alone, you …

Daniel Ingala’s not gay, but he’s fine that you are

Audiophile: Plushgun singer discusses equal rights, political pop and fighting Prop 8

“Pins & Panzers,” the debut album by Brooklyn-based post-punk, indie pop trio Plushgun, has struck a chord with queer fans. And the LGBT community’s continued fight for equality has certainly struck a chord with the synth-driven band’s founder and lead-singer, Daniel Ingala. In fact, count him as one of the growing number to answer the …

Dating a few different people at once: smart or dishonest?

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, I’ve been dating a couple of people off and on for the last few months. I’m waiting for one to work out. Dating like this has always worked for me, but some of my friends think I’m dishonest. Do you think so? Multidating Doubts, Portland, Maine Hey Multidating Doubts, With powerdating (dating many …