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September 4, 2010 – Page 2 – QNotes

Advocacy: ENC, PICASO seeks volunteers

News Notes: Carolinas

ENC looking for volunteers STATEWIDE — Equality NC is seeking volunteers to help staff their tables at fall Pride celebrations across the state. Participants will also be asked to gather workplace non-discrimination petition signatures, hand out information and stickers and just generally be a smiling face for festival-goers. The events are: NC PrideFest, Blue Ridge …

Western: ‘Modern Family’ spoof offensive

News Notes: Carolinas

ASHEVILLE — A postcard parody using the ABC hit “Modern Family” as a basis was sent out from Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd. The church’s website says that their “Modern Family” program “beating the cycle of craziness,” which started on Aug. 22 and extends to Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and …

Charlotte: Spoken word night

News Notes: Carolinas

CHARLOTTE — Wymyns Poetry Open Mic, hosted by L. Monique, will take place on Sept. 26 at Ultra Lounge, 2815 Crisman St. This event is “4 wymyn who luv wymyn & poetry,” says Monique. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cover is $8 and includes drink specials, free parking and a special performance featuring the …

Gay Christian retreat scheduled

News Notes: Carolinas

MAGGIE VALLEY — A spiritual retreat for LGBT Christians, The Cross & The Rainbow, will be held Oct. 8-10 at Living Waters Reflection Center, 103 Living Waters Ln. This annual event provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to make friends, share stories and strengthen one’s relationship with God. It is sponsored by The …

Charlotte goes crazy for Gaga

Annual Music Issue

Lady Gaga is rolling into town. You know what that means: the entire gay community is going to go crazy. A party here, a party there, some cocktails and spritzers and then off to the concert! Before the show, go Goo Goo for GAGA, Takeover Charlotte’s pre-party, at the Breakfast Club. Dance and drink with …

Banded together for a cause

Annual Music Issue: Local instrumentalists join forces to create first-ever season of Charlotte Pride Band

Charlotte Pride Band artistic director Mark Taylor leads the ensemble is rehearsal in the Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte’s fellowship hall. Chit-chatting with two friends from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte last summer, Mark Taylor found himself immersed in conversation, unsurprisingly, about music. Taylor, a singer with the chorus since 2007, also had a …

Upcoming albums I’m dying to hear now

Annual Music Issue

In the ’80s, LL Cool J said, “I can’t live without my radio.” At the time I was in complete agreement. Now…not so much. I still catch snippets here and there and on occasion hear something that piques my interest and compels me to investigate further, but in general I’m an album guy. I love …

A&E Guide, squared

Listings, events and activities we missed

In our last print edition, we featured our Fall 2010 Arts & Entertainment Guide. It was a phenomenal collection of some of the best arts offerings and activities coming down the line this fall. Yet, there just so many great opportunities — so we’ve decided to double-up and list some more. Check out these listings …

Showing skin, raising dough

Last year’s popular BRIEF! takes to the runway again

The guys of BRIEF! 2009. Photo courtesy BRIEF! Last year’s popular “BRIEF! A Fete for Fashion” is making a comeback this year. The brainchild of Dan Mauney, the underwear fashion show benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation highlighting the hottest looks and trends by Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Mundo Unico and Pistol Pete set on a …

Alike and Different

On Being a Gay Parent

When I was a full-time music therapist, usually employed to work with children and young people with emotional, behavioral or intellectual disabilities, one of the games I would lead a group of children in was called “Alike and Different.” The group would chant “Alike and different, alike and different, we are alike and different” while …