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July 24, 2010 – QNotes

Don’t mind doing it for the kids

Anticipated 'Kids Are All Right' to screen in Charlotte, Raleigh

To prepare Julianne Moore for her role as a lesbian parent in “The Kids Are All Right,” out director/co-writer Lisa Cholodenko gave her some critical materials to study: gay porn. “Yeah!” Moore laughs, discussing the film in Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria hotel in late June 2010. To explain: Moore and Annette Bening play Jules and Nic, …

QGuide 2010: Carolinas LGBT resource guide

Be sure to pick up the July 24 print edition for this year’s QGuide, qnotes’ second annual Carolinas LGBT resource guide. Take it home, file it away and pull it out when you need quick and easy access to contact information for LGBT non-profits, AIDS Service Organizations, faith institutions, friendly nightlife and more. Or… take …

Freedom to Marry, Equality NC to counter anti-gay tour

National Organization for Marriage to hold August event in Raleigh

Two national groups focused on marriage, albeit in two drastically different ways, have embarked on a 33-day, 23-city “Summer for Marriage” tour through July and August. Both groups will make stops in Raleigh on Aug. 10. The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) plans to drive an RV across much of the eastern continental U.S., …

Year of firsts at CLT Black Gay Pride

Leader boasts partnerships with promoters, Pride Charlotte

Drag, gospel, HIV testing and awareness, political action and dance: entertainment, culture and activism merged for a day of fun and learning at Charlotte Black Gay Pride’s Community Expo on July 17. Several hundred people attended the expo at the Grady Cole Center near Uptown Charlotte. The event was just one of several scattered over …

7/29-8/1: Triangle Black Gay Pride

Shades of Pride celebrates its inaugural Triangle Black Gay Pride, July 29-Aug. 1. Join in for a full slate of events across the Triangle. Selected happenings below. For a full calendar, visit triangleblackpride.org. Kick-off Party July 29, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The CC 313 W. Hargett St., Raleigh Workshops and seminars July 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. …

Trans protections for housing implemented

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided new guidance on the Fair Housing Act, instructing HUD staff that discrimination against transgender people can be addressed under the law’s existing ban on gender discrimination. The policy decision offers additional help to transgender people who experience discrimination. “Ending discrimination in …

Coastal: Trans member denied, but still fighting

News Notes: Carolinas

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — Discrimination is not new to country club-styled or private social communities. Jews faced this for decades, as well as African-Americans. Now, there’s a new group to enter the arena. At the Hanover Seaside Club it seems that transgender applicants are being treated the same. Rachael Gieschen, 69, whose grandfather co-founded this …

Charlotte: Models sought for ‘Brief!’

News Notes: Carolinas

Runway seeks men! CHARLOTTE — Ever wanted to be a model? Now is your chance. An open casting call for male models will be held Aug. 30-31, 6-8 p.m. at STEP by Sloan, 1419 East Blvd. for the upcoming BRIEF! to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This annual fashion show helped to raise over $23,000 …

Western: Network publishes wedding guide

News Notes: Carolinas

ASHEVILLE , N.C. — Rainbow Wedding Network (RWN), a leader in the U.S. LGBT nuptials industry, has announced it’s first nationally distributed Wedding Planning Guide through its quarterly publication, Rainbow Wedding Network Magazine. “The interactive glossy offers unique insights from experienced event planners and other wedding professionals, as well as legislative highlights and bright imagery …

Triangle: Group to raise funds with scooter, bike ride

News Notes: Carolinas

Scoot on up for funds RALEIGH — S2, a local scooter group, is hosting a fundraiser for Interact on Aug. 13 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starting at Moore Square (across from the Berkley, 217 W. Martin) and ending at Neptune’s Parlor at 13 W. Martin St. This event — “Don’t hide, come out and ride!” …