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October 15, 2011 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte: Pride co-chairs sought

News Notes: Carolinas

Pride Charlotte is seeking volunteers to serve as its co-chairs for the 2012 Festival. The co-chairs have overall responsibility for the planning, management and execution of all Pride Charlotte operations, activities and events throughout the year.

Triangle: Center library opens

News Notes: Carolinas

The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s library opened Oct. 14 with a grand opening which featured an author reading and book signing by Lambda Literary Award finalist Tom Mendicino. He read from “Probation,” a North Carolina-based freshman novel about life as a closeted gay man.

Gloria Estefan dances back into the spotlight


Dance music has always been a welcoming refuge for older divas. In fact, it’s probably the one popular genre where age really isn’t a factor at all. A dancefloor scorcher by a 50-something, 60-something or even a 70-something (hello 78-year-old Yoko Ono, owner of seven straight Club Play #1s — the most recent coming just last month) has as much chance of success as a track by a 20-something pop tart.

Out in the Stars: Oct. 15-28

Mercury and Venus conjunct in Scorpio and oppose retro Jupiter. Little, passing thoughts can lead to passionate, over the top actions in rapid time. N’er a slip betwixt the mind and the lip. Just don’t trip on your tongue, honey. Oops!

Love at first sight isn’t easy with glasses?

Tell Trinity

A four-eyed dilemma: A reader asks, “My best friend keeps pushing me to get rid of my glasses and get contacts. He says it will help my dating life and my sex life. But, what’s wrong with glasses?”