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December 11, 2010 – QNotes

Naughty or Nice: The heroes, villains and foes of 2010

Organizations, politicians and activists land on Santa's 'Naughty' and 'Nice' lists

When jolly St. Nick wraps up his Naughty and Nice lists this year, he’ll be including some names familiar to the LGBT community. Unfortunately, a lump of coal is the only thing some of them will find in their stockings.

‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’ is not for one and all

Despite play's shortcomings, ATC's stellar cast and crew deliver a comical holiday escape

The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte (ATC) brings the purely comedic “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)” to the local stage. If you’re tired of “A Christmas Carol” every year, and you really love extremely silly, upbeat shows, this might be the one for you. The show opened Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 18.

Change.org’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

A social justice fighter's guide to life-changing gifts

Welcome to the 2010 Change.org Holiday Gift Guide! Across the Change.org network, we’re featuring great gifts that advance the causes you and those close to you are passionate about. While the holidays can be a time of excessive consumption, this guide is filled with ideas for using our resources to do a lot of good. …

Holiday donors beware: Choosing inclusive charities

Keeping your donor dollars out of anti-gay hands

Handbells are ringing. The red kettles are out. We’re deep into the holiday season and charities across the country are extending their calls for helping hands and dollars. But many non-profit charities, especially those tied to religious organizations, have anti-LGBT policies and practices.

Calling all resolutions!

Calling all community members, leaders and qnotes readers. The new year is just around the corner and we want to get a jump on hearing what you think your New Year’s resolutions might be.

A prayer for Michael Brown

Editor's Note

Concord’s Dr. Michael Brown will never recognize or admit his words are hateful or hurtful because he’s blind to the truth, the kind of truth that really sets people free and brings them into a radically inclusive communion with each other, the world around them and the Divine.

Transgender steps forward

General Gayety

Recently our community marked the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a somber day devoted to memorializing those murdered for their gender identity.

Ready to pass out!

T-Notes

With all the topics you’d think would be open for discussion in the trans community, it seems we always get stuck on a certain few: bathrooms, nomenclature, ENDA and trans etiologies. I presume the reason is that we’ve made the least progress in these specific areas. This time I’m recycling the “passing” issue.