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April 17, 2010 – QNotes

The Graying of Gay America

As American population ages, concerns for LGBT Baby Boomers and seniors increasingly discussed

It’s the graying of America. Millions of Baby Boomers, folks as young as 50 or older, are retiring. They’re living longer than their fathers and mothers. They’re still healthy, active and involved. Discussions on the future of American health systems, elder Americans’ health coverage and other medical issues aren’t limited to mainstream society. LGBT Baby …

Sixty is the New Sexy

Sex in the Twilight Years

The computer clicks on. The screen flashes to life. Applications begin loading. Internet Explorer launches; the homepage is set to craigslist.org. AIM is loading. Favorite bookmarks include: Adam4Adam, Bear411, SilverDaddies.com and Manhunt. Minimized in the toolbar is Gay.com. This isn’t the computer of a college student, this is the new over-60 crowd…and they’re horny. Aging …

Charlotte youth program serves as inspiration

Time Out Youth assists Memphis Center in creation of LGBT youth housing service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than a year ago, directors of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC) decided it was time to begin a more concerted outreach effort to area LGBT youth. “We were setting priorities for the year, and the board and I made the decision to focus more on youth,” MGLCC Executive …

Charlotte manager makes employment policy changes

Sexual orientation added to equal employment regulations

Originally published online: April 1, 2010, 3:04 p.m. Updated with print edition: April 17, 2010, 4:26 p.m. Ed. Note — qnotes’ April 3 article, “Despite leadership changes, MeckPAC keeps pushing city leaders,” contained outdated information. On April 1, two days before our issue’s street date and three days after press time, new information regarding employment …

AIDS fundraisers come during tight times

Charlotte, Raleigh gear up for annual AIDS walks

In January, the HIV/AIDS service community was hit with a shocker. The state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) had reached capacity and future enrollment was being capped. In the weeks since, North Carolina’s ADAP waiting list has grown to around 270, making it the largest waiting list in the nation. Rev. Debbie Warren, executive director …

Navratilova says she has breast cancer

Openly lesbian tennis star, AARP spokesperson speaks out

Born at the very tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, Martina Navratilova has become one of the LGBT community’s most outspoken advocates for health and equality. On April 7, the international tennis star spoke to several news outlets and said she was diagnosed with a non-invasive form of breast cancer. She said her prognosis …

AIDS Fund awards Carolinas agencies

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National AIDS Fund, with support from the Ford Foundation, has announced nearly $1.3 million in grant awards to 21 community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and seven other Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee). The grant awards will support the development of programs that seek …

‘Ex-gay’ op-ed trade? Help us decide.

qnotes has been approached by a publisher of a Christian newspaper with a proposal to trade op-ed pieces. qnotes editor Matt Comer would submit an op-ed to the Christian publication, whose “ex-gay” editor would then submit a similar op-ed to qnotes. Before we responded to the proposal we wanted to get the opinions and feedback …

LGBT students gaining ground

News Notes: Carolinas

BOONEVILLE — Starmount High School has now given the green light to Jordan Nixon and boyfriend Chase to attend their prom together. This did not occur easily. Seems that Nixon’s mother, Leesa, challenged the school when she was told that they could not go as a couple. According to towleroad.com, Momma Nixon said, “The discrimination …

Wilmington: New learning series launched

News Notes: Carolinas

WILMINGTON — Out Impact will present their new free teleseminar 2010 event series featuring a one-hour presentation by Jeff Berger and National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) on April 29 at 7 p.m. “Out Impact provides NAGLREP a great platform to reach both media and individuals who would like to know …