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October 2, 2010 – QNotes

Sculptor challenges stereotypes, gender roles at Charlotte Fine Arts Show

Massachusetts' Michael Alfano one of many exhibitors at this year’s show, Oct. 9-10

Hot Works has a reputation of organizing some of the best art shows in the country, bringing world-renowned and local artists’ works to the public. The group’s Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show in West Bloomfield, Mich., has been voted three years running as one of the top 100 art shows out of at least 3,000 in the country, and they are once again bringing the same high quality to Charlotte.

In Memoriam: Harriet Redic Bell

qnotes remembers longtime community advocate

On Sept. 14, 2010, longtime LGBT and HIV/AIDS community advocate Harriet Redic Bell, 62, passed away. A standing room-only service — with attendees spilling over into the church’s library and hallways — was held Sept. 19 at the Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte. The service was attended by various community leaders and organizations, including Rev. Donna Stroud and Bishop Tonyia Rawls of Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte.

Don’t forget: Community forum with CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe

Forum to be held Oct. 12 at Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center

Mark your calendars for a special community forum with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officials, including Chief of Police Rodney Monroe, scheduled for Oct. 12, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11.

Transparency key to social trust

Editor's Note

Shocked. Seriously, I was. What I thought was a simple, straightforward news story turned into one of our most controversial. As the comment count continued its upward trend, I thought to myself: “Why don’t we ever get this kind of reaction on more important, impactful news pieces and features?”

TalkBack: Thank you Lady Gaga

Letters to the Editor, plus web reader and user comments

Thank you, Lady Gaga I was lucky enough to go see Lady Gaga in concert in Charlotte, front row! Never have I had more fun or been so personally moved at a concert before. So many will hate on her for her outrageous costumes or attack her for her personal appearance and especially her stand …

They meant well

General Gayety

We’ve reached a point in America where many companies seek to do right by gay people. Once in a while, they get bit on the butt for it.

Action Alert: Student Privacy

News Notes

A petition targeted at the North Carolina State Board of Community College on change.org comes on the coattail of the Board’s current debate on whether it would bar students from admission based upon health conditions.

Progressives gather around ‘Table’

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

The National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Stonewall Democrats and Pride At Work are co-convening the “LGBTQ Table” for One Nation Working Together, a new progressive movement demanding secure jobs, justice and quality education.