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March 6, 2010 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte is asking and telling

Editor's Note

For a year now, I’ve been involved with a newly established LGBT grassroots group in the Queen City. The Charlotte Rainbow Action Network for Equality (CRANE), born after the LGBT community’s stunning defeat in the California Prop. 8 fight, is a loose and slightly informal network of grassroots activists and community members working toward LGBT …

Joint crusade

General Gayety

Online readers of Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper spotted an apparent show of brotherhood, a photo of a Christian leader and a Muslim leader meeting together in the latter’s mosque. The two men were indeed united in a common spiritual bond: joint hatred. Not as uplifting as feeding the poor, but loads easier. Bishop Lawrence Chai …

Why ENDA matters…revisited…again

T-Notes

My experiences have not been unusual. Sadly, they are more common, by far, than those whose personal experiences have not been subject to workplace discrimination. Whether it’s loss of work, the inability to get hired or intolerable workplace conditions, trans individuals have consistently been on the losing end of the employment equation. It isn’t because …

Tips for comfortable living

North Carolina designer shares his interior decorating and living know-how

We believe a home should be a sanctuary from the hectic outside world, a place to unwind and recharge. Comfort is key, and to us it has always meant more than the sit of a sofa. It’s the way a home looks, how easy it is to entertain in and how simple to care for. …

Contemporary, creative trends for home decor

International fair showcases 2010/2011 color trends

In April, Light+Building 2010, the world’s largest architecture and technology fair, will descend on Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. They’ll showcase their trends for home design in 2010/2011. The four strong themes below, presented at the fair in each of their own lifestyle settings, give a glimpse into decor possibilities for wholesalers and retailers, architects and …

Looking for a place to roam

Carolina areas as diverse as its people

Picture it: moving day, 2010. The boxes are taped and black marker, scrawled on the side, gives them their room assignment. The moving truck is parked out front. It is a beautiful March day and you are getting ready to walk into your new home. You shield your eyes from the sun as you look …

Off the beaten path

Audiophile

Musically, man should not live by mainstream bread alone. A well-rounded, nourishing diet ought to include regular servings of artists who don’t make the cover of Rolling Stone and albums that don’t dominate the pop and hip-hop charts. With this in mind, here’s a sampling of the recordings I’ve been sandwiching between the latest releases …

Out in the Stars: March 6-19

Retrograde Mars redirects on the 10th, but it will take until May before all this brash energy gets back onto the right, manageable course. Some old demons still have one last chance to bite us on the butt. Let’s hope one or two of them have become vegetarians. PISCES (02.20-03.20) You may prefer to remain …

Oh, God! He wants an open relationship!

Tell Trinity

Dearest Trinity, My lover wants to try an open relationship. What does that exactly mean? Not Open, Boston, MA Dearest Not Open, When one or both persons in a relationship want permission to be pigs, I mean sleep with other people, then that’s an “open relationship.” It does not mean you no longer have sex …