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July 9, 2011 – Page 2 – QNotes

Triangle: Gay youth enters Chapel Hill race

News Notes: Carolinas

An openly gay youth and recent University of North Carolina graduate has announced he will run for a seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council. Plus: Merger and Boy Scout discrimination concerns in Triangle-area YMCAs and Wild Goose Festival success.

Western: Community group fights back

News Notes: Carolinas

Just Us For All, a group of LGBTQ activists whose mission is to “gain support and inevitability get equality and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians and their families,” has geared up for the good fight.

‘I Do’ and a whole lot more

On Being a Gay Parent

In many homes, one photograph proudly displayed is a wedding portrait. The wedding portrait can be of the homeowners, or often times, it is a photograph that captures the idyllic moment of the grown-up child of a parent or maybe the image of the parents’ parents renewing their wedding vows on a special anniversary.

Out in the Stars: July 9-22

Uranus, that planet of shocks and surprises, retrogrades and drags it’s sorry tail all over our best laid plans. Are you in the mood for stew? No matter what you expect, expect the unexpected. Ouch and ouch again!

Will coming out stop your life or start it?

Tell Trinity

A reader asks, “About a month ago, I came out to my wife, two kids and to my very straight job. My wife was great, but my job couldn’t handle it so I was fired. Did I do the right thing?”