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August 7, 2010 – Page 2 – QNotes

Gay elder gets $650k for forced separation from partner

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Clay Greene and the estate of Harold Scull, Greene’s deceased partner of 20 years, reached a $650,000 settlement July 22 resolving their lawsuit against the County of Sonoma and other defendants for the damages the couple suffered due to municipal employees’ discriminatory and unlawful conduct. Greene and Scull lived together for …

FBI to serve and protect in N.C.

News Notes: Carolinas

CHARLOTTE — The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has stepped up to the challenge of defending against hate crimes here in the Tar Heel state by dedicating an agent to oversee investigations, especially those perpetrated against LGBT people. ENC Executive Director Ian Palmquist met with the agent recently to discuss the effects of the Matthew …

Charlotte: Pride Band to perform

News Notes: Carolinas

Show your pride CHARLOTTE — Over the last year, the Queen City has added yet another jewel to its crown with regard to LGBT organizations. Its Pride Band, formed in February 2010, is one of 35 nationwide. They hope to be included in full membership in 2011 in the Lesbian and Gay Band Association. Currently, …

Triangle: Heroes recognized in Durham

News Notes: Carolinas

Heroes recognized DURHAM — Durham’s Gay Rights Pioneers panel discussion will be held on Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Library, Auditiorium, 1st Floor, 300 N. Roxboro St. A event will be moderated by Mandy Carter and also includes Dannia Southerland, Steve Schewel and Allan Troxler. The topic will surround the groundbreaking …

Regional: Movie time with ENC

News Notes: Carolinas

RALEIGH — Equality NC (ENC) recently sent out a suggestion for folks in the state to hold a Simple Summer Advocacy: Movie Night in the comfort of their own homes in conjunction with the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Kick back and enjoy the flick, eat some popcorn or other snacks and then, …

Chapel Hill grad student takes on HIV/AIDS

Feature documentary is joint project with Winston-Salem’s Tough Spun Studios

At 24 and as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Julian Wooten is not your run-of-the-mill documentary producer or director. Yet, he’s found a topic and issue for which he’s intensely passionate and he’s determined to turn that passion into a broader good. Wooten has been filming interviews and other footage …

Leaps and bounds

Once center of attention after 1999 playwright controversy, Samantha Gellar hopes to make a difference through film

In 1999, Samantha Gellar was a student at Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts. Her play, “Life Versus the Paperback Romance,” had just been selected one of five winners in the Charlotte Young Playwright’s Festival. Her big win wasn’t all roses: the Children’s Theater of Charlotte declined to produce her play along with the other …

LGBT representations in TV lacking

GLAAD rankings rate cable, network programing

To many of us in the LGBT community, it seems that we are too often stereotyped in the media. In this feature, qnotes explores how our community is portrayed on TV. There are many examples of gays and lesbians on TV, but it remains highly questionable whether these characters are accurate representations of reality. For …

The adults are all right

On Being a Gay Parent

For those of us who are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer expressing or questioning parents of one or more children, we are well-acquainted with the fact that it takes at least two people to have a child. That about covers all of us. And, the recent release of Lisa Cholodenko’s movie “The Kids are …

Ending a relationship so that no one gets killed

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, My ex is mad, not because I dumped him, but because I did it on the phone. With my last breakup, I just wrote an email and that worked fine. Did I do something wrong? YBThere, Maui, HI Hey YBThere, In no book, Bible or contract is it written, “You can dump someone …