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November 27, 2010 – Page 2 – QNotes

Look homeward, lesbian

General Gayety

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again.” My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway.

‘Gay disease’ or not, HIV is our responsibility

Feature commentary

The statistics are scary. In places like Washington, D.C., and 19 of the largest U.S. cities, the facts and figures take on new meaning, as more and more people contract HIV and are left to live with the disease, the cultural and institutional stigma and health disparities.

Kirsch headed east?

News Notes: Beyond the Carolinas

Dan Kirsch, the onetime visionary behind OutCharlotte and The Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Center, has stepped down as executive and artistic director of Diversionary Theatre.

Charlotte: RAIN clients in need

News Notes: Carolinas

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) is looking for donations for its client services pantry, especially during these economically-trying times.

Triangle: Center gets ho-ho-hopeful

News Notes: Carolinas

— The LGBT Center of Raleigh has been selected as the “Tip for a Cause” for December by the Aveda Institute, 200 W. Franklin St. Visit the facility for any service (i.e., hair cut, color, facial or nail service, etc.) and 100 percent of all tips will be contributed to the Center.

College application letter

On Being a Gay Parent

It is the season for high school seniors to begin thinking seriously about applying for college or university admissions. Grades from years’ past, all the activities of students engaged in — from student government and plays, to sports and civic service credits — are being counted.

Sure are a bunch of ‘pretty ladies!’

Drag Rag

Gather ‘round, kiddies — the Thanksgiving table, that is! Let’s pour tea about some contests that have taken place recently, but I’ll also mention some shows that I’ve seen, too.

Out in the Stars: Nov. 27-Dec. 10

Welcome December and the array of planets that dance in and out of Capricorn and Sagittarius. Let the energies flow as easily as the egg nog. Santa wants to know if you’ve been naughty or nice. Think before responding — you know sometime naughties get the better gift.