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June 26, 2010 – Page 2 – QNotes

‘Our Mayor’

Editor's Note

For two decades, Susan Burgess was part-and-parcel of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public life. First, as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and then as a member of the Charlotte City Council. She was progressive. She loved her constituents. Overall, she’s among the best of Charlotte’s cadre of elected officials — hardworking, self-sacrificing, giving and caring. …

Lit and flicks sustain the newly out

General Gayety

I asked my friend Louisa about her weekend plans. She said she intended to cozy up with a lesbian romance. It’s not that Louisa doesn’t have anyone real with whom to cozy up. She’s a year into her first lesbian relationship and that’s the point. Because she’s in love, because she’s new at this Sapphic …

No ENDA in sight

T-Notes

What’s happened to ENDA? Many had surmised that a Democratic president, Senate and House would mean much of the legislation, so long unaccomplished, would finally be a no brainer. We do have hate crimes legislation (rather toothless), but a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal appears to be succumbing to incrementalism. Repeal of DOMA is …

Gay artist tackles homophobia in black community

Charlotte native exhibits artwork at Atlanta gallery

by Dyana Bagby :: The Georgia Voice ATLANTA — As a gay, black, HIV-positive man, Michael Morgan finds solace in his art. From his painting “In the Garden” that depicts the shame of being gay and resorting to finding sex in Piedmont Park, to his “Jack in the Box” series with dolls caged behind chicken …

The welcome return of Lilith Fair

After an 11-year hiatus, Lilith Fair, the groundbreaking festival that celebrates women in music, is back for a 36-city North American summer tour. The festival boasts an impressive rotating slate of 80 acts from which 11 will be assembled for each show. Only one act is performing at every stop: Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan is …

Out in the Stars: June 26-July 9

The sizzly summer gets us cooking on all four burners. Not only do Sun and Mercury in randy Leo oppose retro Neptune in July, there are also enough retrograde planetary pops to make anything and anyone possible by August. Uh, oh! CANCER (06.22-07.23) Can money buy you love? You might think so this summer as …

My ex, his boyfriend and World War Three(some)

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, A month ago I became friends with my ex’s new boyfriend. It was just coincidental. But, my ex has gotten really stirred up and is trying to destroy the friendship. His boyfriend still wants to be friends, but I’m stuck in World War Three. Help? Stuck, Albany, NY Dear Stuck, “Just coincidental?” Come …