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July 9, 2011 – QNotes

QList 2011: Best of LGBT Carolina

Readers choose the best community groups, nightlife, restaurants, cafes and more

Beginning in May and through mid-June, qnotes readers had the chance to submit their ballots in a contest judging their favorite bars and clubs, restaurants and eateries, coffee shops and cafés, community organizations and leaders and more. After hundreds of submitted ballots, our readers have spoken! We present this year’s QList, Best of LGBT Carolina — Readers’ Pick.

LGBT justice a key issue at Unitarian Universalist assembly

Sessions and public witness event highlight denomination’s ongoing civil rights work

Unitarian Universalist Association President Rev. Peter Morales speaks at a plenary session of the denomination’s General Assembly in Charlotte. Photo Credit: Nancy Pierce CHARLOTTE — On June 26, more than 4,000 Unitarian Universalists representing 585 congregations wrapped up their five-day annual General Assembly (GA) reaffirming their commitment to justice for all who are socially and …

Equality North Carolina’s changing of the guard

As long-time exec. dir. Ian Palmquist bows out, interim leader Alex Miller steps up to the plate

For more than 10 years, Ian Palmquist has played a strong role in his leadership and service at Equality North Carolina. On July 1, he worked his last day at the organization, heading off for a mid-career jaunt at graduate school. He’ll attend Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government this fall, where he’ll be pursuing a master’s of public administration.

Let my people kiss

General Gayety

Among the security guards at Target Field in Minneapolis, one stands out for his overriding moral concerns. The fellow is a little tin Moses and the stadium is his Mount Sinai. With mustard and relish.

Kiss sparks brouhaha in Salisbury

News Notes: Carolinas

A woman was ticketed and charged with simple assault when it was alleged that she kissed a street preacher, James Edward Belcher of Taylorsville, on the mouth during the Salisbury Pride festival held on June 25.