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June 26, 2010 – QNotes

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The people, the places, the topics: LGBT Pride in the Carolinas

A AIDS — The AIDS Crisis of the 1980s shaped and molded our community in ways that continue to impact us today. Prejudice and stigma, political awareness and organizing and so much more can be traced to that mysterious, “baffling illness” that took the American community of gay men by storm. Heaven vs. Hell — …

Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

Carolinas groups reach out with drinks, food, frivolity

Mixing fun and philanthropy is nothing new. In fact, LGBT folks have held fundraisers and other benefits at LGBT bars and clubs for decades. Local Carolinas groups are continuing the old trend, reaching out to potential supporters and donors with a mix of fun and frivolity. Many times, they aren’t even asking for money — …

Burgess’ legacy remembered

Former Charlotte councilmember Susan Burgess passes away

CHARLOTTE — LGBT community members are remembering the life and legacy of Susan Burgess, a former Charlotte city councilmember and mayor pro tem who passed away on June 16. Burgess, 64, had battled terminal cancer after having surgery for colorectal cancer in 2007. This spring, she announced she was halting treatment and going into hospice …

Carolinas Democrats mark Pride month

Two party chairs urge members, citizens to support LGBT equality

If there is just one time every year that is of the utmost importance and symbolism for the LGBT community, it has to be June, when we commemorate the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969. The Riots mark the beginning of our modern movement for equality. Forty years later, we’ve made great progress. Countless states, …

LGBT candidates rock the vote

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

Openly LGBT candidates won political races literally from coast to coast June 8, with key wins coming in California, Montana and Maine. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund crowed that 17 of their 21 endorsed candidates either won their races outright or advanced to general elections. Among the highlights: • As expected, openly gay Palm …

Duke launches LGBT student, alumni network

News Notes: Carolinas

DURHAM — On June 2, at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City, Duke University alumnus and former trustee Tom Clark, President Richard H. Brodhead and more than 150 people helped launch the new Duke LGBT Network (DLGBTN) with sponsorship by The Duke Alumni Association (DAA). DLGBTN is dedicated to the service of the …

Eastern: ECU student calendar tells Pride story

News Notes: Carolinas

Student calendar tells story GREENVILLE — The East Carolina University’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Student Union sports an impressive calendar, complete with historical dates for readers to enjoy. Every day in June is marked as Gay Pride Month. For instance, on June 27, the script tells of the 1969 police preparation for the raids on …

Prime Timers around the Carolinas

News Notes: Carolinas

REGIONAL — Prime Timers was founded globally in 1987 by retired professor Woody Baldwin in Boston. Since its birth it has grown to over 73 chapters worldwide spanning North America, Europe, Israel and Australia. Members consist of older gay and bisexual men plus younger ones who admire the mature man. It is part of a …

Triangle: Raleigh Center looks for volunteer support

News Notes: Carolinas

Center needs you RALEIGH — Volunteers are being sought by the LGBT Center of Raleigh for the Raleigh Is Coming Out event on Oct. 16. Organizers had their first meeting on June 4. Activities include the Coming Out 2010 Fundraiser Dinner, the D.C. Cowboy performance, silent auction, corporate sponsors committee, marketing and ticketing committee and …

Charlotte: Going GaGa for Time Out Youth

News Notes: Carolinas

Going GaGa for TOY CHARLOTTE — Time Out Youth is going “Gaga for Dada” on July 11 at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. A DADA [dah-dah] -event is a celebration of all things art, including culture, theme and performance. The fourth annual soiree benefits Time Out Youth while “exalting summer, on a canvas of white.” …