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June 12, 2010 – QNotes

Singing out: Celebrating 20 years of song

One Voice Chorus celebrates anniversary with ‘School Bells’ concert

Lonnie Green, a new member of One Voice Chorus, says that joining and singing has been a great experience for him. Green says that the chorus is a “very warm, friendly, cordial” environment for LGBT people as well as for people who have no musical experience. According to their website, “a sense of humor, a …

Primary pits two LGBT-friendly candidates

June 22 runoff will decide Richard Burr’s Democratic challenger

Come June 22, North Carolina voters will know who will challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr this November. In May, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham and current Secretary of State Elaine Marshall both failed to capture 40 percent of the primary election vote in their bids to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. …

Carolinas groups hold rally, lobby days

Citizens protest cuts to funds for low-income AIDS patients, lobby for inclusive changes

In Columbia and Raleigh, LGBT Carolinians are making their voices heard. On May 25, both capital cities played host to LGBT and HIV/AIDS groups pushing for progressive changes and increases in funding for low-income AIDS patient services. In North Carolina, over 175 people attended the Equality North Carolina (ENC) Day of Action. At the same …

SLDN outlines path to DADT repeal

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee have voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” paving the road to the end of the 17-year-old ban on openly lesbian and gay service members. In response, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending DADT, has …

Reading initiative announced

News Notes: Carolinas

RALEIGH — The “Read NC” literacy campaign, a project of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, has announced it’s summer program. State Superintendent June Atkinson launched the program on June 1 at Turner Creek Elementary School in Cary. The “Read NC” website features a reading map, book search tool and other free resources that …

Charlotte: Premiere comes to Queen City

News Notes: Carolinas

Premiere comes to Queen City CHARLOTTE — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime team up for the series sneak peek of “The Real L Word” on June 20 at the Actor’s Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening takes place at 7 p.m. One must be 18 and …

Western: Gay outdoor group plans hike, camp

News Notes: Carolinas

Swinging along the open trail… PINNACLE — The Better Than Ice Cream Meetup will hold, in conjunction with the Dual Attraction (bisexual women) and Triangle Gay Outdoors Meetup groups, a weekend camp out on starting on June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pilot Mountain State Park. The jaunt is about two hours from the …

Triangle: Center events slated

News Notes: Carolinas

Center events slated RALEIGH — The LGBT Center of Raleigh summer calendar has been announced. On July 11, head down to The Salon Room at Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr., Cary, for an afternoon tea from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sample an old-world indulgence of a three-course high tea service, along with lip licking …

QC leaders take note

Editor's Note

In our May 29 print issue, I took Charlotte’s city leadership (if you can call it “leadership”) to task for their lack of political courage on tackling LGBT issues. At the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund’s “Happening” luncheon on May 13, keynote speaker Mayor Anthony Foxx recounted the history of LGBT-inclusive movement in the Queen …

A well-earned comeuppance

General Gayety

Since entering Congress in 1994, Indiana Republican Mark Souder focused on changing America’s moral direction. Now we know whose moral direction got changed. The eight-term congressman, a pillar of family values, recently resigned his seat, saying that he had “sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time …