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September 4, 2010 – QNotes

Concerts: Fall 2010

Annual Music Issue

9/18 // CHARLOTTE • 9/19 // RALEIGH Lady Gaga Before departing to Europe, the Monster Queen will make her last 2010 U.S. tour stops in North Carolina, starting with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and then at the RBC Center in Raleigh. 9/18 // RALEIGH • 9/19 // CHARLOTTE Tom Petty and the …

InFocus: Columbia

In our Sept. 4 print edition, qnotes treated our Columbia readers to a special treat. Readers and visitors to the SC Pride festival will have a one-stop shop of LGBT community resources, faith institutions, HIV/AIDS service organizations, nightlife options and other LGBT-friendly resources and listings in our InFocus: Columbia. For those listings, check out our …

Gill video features ENCF

Work highlighted for state advocacy organization

RALEIGH — Equality NC Foundation (ENCF) was one of five organizations selected to be showcased as a success story in online videos celebrating the diversity of their work. The Gill Foundation, which provides grants to those who work on a variety of issues, has produced the video highlights which shows how ENCF helped to obtain …

Foundation opens up grant apps

Funds help worthy causes

CHARLOTTE — The Wesley Mancini Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications until Oct. 1 for the grant period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2011. Grants are awarded to fund specific projects and are not awarded to cover general operating expenses. The Wesley Mancini Foundation is one of a few United States foundations dedicated solely to …

A night at the mosque

The 30 days between Aug. 11 and Sept. 9 mark one of the holiest times in the Islamic holy year. Like other faiths the world over, Muslims’ holy year marks occasional holidays, fasting and prayer times and moments for reflection and celebration. In Ramadan, Muslims fast during the daylight hours and refrain from food, drink …

You’re outta here!

General Gayety

Even if you don’t like baseball, you’ve probably seen video of a manager vociferously arguing a call with an umpire. The manager might throw his cap. He might throw a base. He might throw out his back throwing a base. Brent Bowers, skipper of a minor league team, performed an unusual physical maneuver and delivered …

New report explores LGBT youth smoking

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

A new report released Aug. 24 by the National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) explores the reasons why sexual minority youth smoke and suggests strategies for prevention. The study, “Coming Out About Smoking: Tobacco Use in the LGBTQ Young Adult Community,” finds that sexual minority youth are likely to smoke due to unique stressors such as …

N.C. LGBTs and the law: Not perfect, but getting better

News Notes: Carolinas

STATEWIDE — North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Alliance (NC GALA) was recently the focus in an article in NC Lawyers Weekly. The feature described how Dan Ellison graduated from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1984, but with anxieties unlike most of his classmates who were preparing themselves for the bar exam. …

Triangle: Amy Ray takes the stage

News Notes: Carolinas

Amy takes the stage CARRBORO — Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray will take to the stage on Nov. 12 at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., at 8:30 p.m. Since her first solo album “Stag” was released in 2001, Ray has been touring both solo and with Indigo Girls’ with Emily Sailers, playing gigs across the …

Eastern: Pancake PFLAG fundraiser slated

News Notes: Carolinas

ROCKY MOUNT — Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) will hold a pancake fundraiser on Sept. 25 at 8-10 a.m. at Applebees, 1120 North Wesleyan Blvd. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at …