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August 8, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

The Episcopal Agenda

General Gayety

At the recent Episcopal General Convention, Episcopalians effectively lifted their temporary ban on gay bishops. They also chose to begin drafting an official prayer for same-sex unions. In leading with its conscience like that, the Episcopal Church, the American wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has given Anglicans abroad, and some at home, another full-body …

Coming out off screen and on

Actor and artist Thom Bierdz returns to ‘Young & the Restless’

Thom Bierdz is a man of many talents. During the 1980s, when he first played Philip Chancellor III on the top-rated soap opera “The Young & the Restless,” he was a teen idol. But, as he recalls in his memoir, “Forgiving Troy,” Bierdz had a secret. As millions of teenagers swooned over his stunning good …

LOGO launches just in time for Pride

After years of requests, Time Warner Cable debuts LGBT channel in Charlotte market

In the years since MTV announced the creation of its LGBT specialty channel, LOGO, LGBT Carolinians have been clamoring for the opportunity to tune in. South Carolinians got that opportunity a while back, but folks in North Carolina remained waiting. For those LGBTs living in and around Charlotte, all those letter, email and calling campaigns …

Taking good care of the legacy entrusted to you

Inheriting money is typically a gift from someone close to you that deserves to be cherished and put to good use. If managed well, the benefit to you can far exceed what even the best-intentioned benefactor might have imagined. If you are like many baby boomers, you either have or are likely to receive some …

Defining boundaries

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, Someone I’m dating and really love has tendencies to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. It’s not only embarrassing, it shows a lack of character in both of us. How do I teach boundaries to someone who has no clue? BoundQueries, Minneapolis, Minn. Hello BoundQueries, Boundaries are something we acquire with …

Summer rains shower crowns on gals and guys!

Drag Rag

Oh my goodness, kiddies — here it is, the one and only Drag Rag and I’m running late (as usual) and trying to get to the “American Idol” concert in downtown to see this year’s winner Kris Allen and my Indian baby, Anoop Desai. Don’t blink your eyes or you’ll miss this one, OK? I …

Out in the Stars: Aug. 8-21

Mercury enters Virgo and opposes shocking Uranus. Prepare for all thoughts and opinions to propel us into unrestricted airspace. How far can you fly on a dream? Just be sure to pack a parachute (and a pillow) for that long trip back to earth. LEO (07.24-08.23) Money issues bubble to the surface with some surprising …