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January 7, 2012 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte: Film to benefit national organization

News Notes: Carolinas

“Legalize Gay!” is a documentary that captures the courage and conviction of a new generation of activists — gay and straight — as they campaign, often in parts of the country hostile to gay and lesbian rights, for LGBT equality in marriage, non-discrimination in sports and at work, standing up to bullying and forging inclusive college campuses.

Western: Mountain group forms

News Notes: Carolinas

The Mitchell County Gay Straight Alliance had its first public meeting on Nov. 15 at the county library amidst protest. Since then it has been the focal point for working “toward ensuring equal rights and justice for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people” in this mountain community.

Regional: Internships opportunity announced

News Notes: Carolinas

Have a hankering to spend time on Capitol Hill? Are you a college student who wants to gain valuable skills, insight and perspective by working with out elected officials? Then apply for a spot at the intensive summer Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship program.

Dharma Lounge presents QAF circuit party

Charlotte’s Dharma Lounge will welcome with style nationally renowned DJ and recent Charlotte newcomer DJ Peter Presta of “Queer As Folk” fame at their Jan. 15 “Queer As Folk” Circuit Dance Party featuring host Dan Mauney of Takeover Friday and DJs Jason Fotizo and Brittany Gaston.

From farm to fork: Five ways to eat local throughout the year

Eating locally-grown food has personal, community benefits

Fall is a great time for enthusiasts of fresh and local food. Farmers’ markets are overflowing with tasty produce at harvest time, and if you’ve worked long and hard on your home garden, it’s time to reap the rewards. Fresh food is harder to come by once the last leaves fall and the frost sets in, but there are still a number of ways you can keep your commitment to eating locally alive year-round.

Keep fitness off your New Year’s resolution list

Three tips to avoid starting a fitness program and instead start living a more healthy life

You’ve vowed to get fit with the start of each New Year. This year don’t. Why not? First, because resolutions don’t work. Second, because fitness isn’t something you start, it’s something you live. Stop starting. Start living.

Out in the Stars: January 7-20

Sisyphus was a king who spent eternity pushing his rock uphill only to have it roll back down over his toes. Ah, if he were around, he could harness the energy of Mercury conjunct Pluto trine Jupiter and conjure up a way for the rocks to propel on their own steam. Push your dreams to the limit and stay out of falling rock zones.

Meeting someone outside The GLBT Box

Tell Trinity

A reader asks, “I’m 36, fun, good-looking and very educated. I just can’t go to GLBT bars, chat rooms or any other ridiculous place GLBT people go to meet each other. So, how can I meet my match without dumping my self-respect?”