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July 7, 2012 – Page 2 – QNotes

Collaboration and partnerships are key: Are you on board?

Editor's Note

It’s great to be back. The two weeks that led up to putting this print issue to bed and getting it printed and delivered to you were amazing. Sure, there was the obligatory and boring administrative organizing that goes on in any job change, but the transition was largely smooth. After a few months’ absence, I’m grateful to be back in the editor’s chair and serving you.

Beyond the Carolinas: Huelskamp most anti-gay Congressman

Huelskamp most anti-gay Congressman WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the Center for American Progress, the most anti-gay member of Congress has been freshman Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). In his first 18 months, he has authored an amendment to ban a directive that allows military chaplains to voluntarily solemnize same-sex unions, an amendment to “prohibit the …

Triad: Foundation awardees to be revealed

Carolinas News Notes

The Adam Foundation has recently completed its 2012 grants/projects voting and will award a record amount of $42,000 to its recipients on July 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the monthly Martini Night, 6th and Vine, 209 W. 6th St.

Music festival slated

Carolinas News Notes

Silviafest will be held on Aug. 11 at Starlite Trailer Lodge, 5955 Globe Rd., Lenoir, N.C. This music festival will feature Christabel & The Jons, whose style is comprised of arranged jazz standards, western swing and classic country for a sound they call “Tennessee swing.” They take the stage at 7 p.m.

Pride takes ‘field trip’

Carolinas News Notes

High Country Pride has invited the community to “come out and play.” They are taking to the road to attend a performance of “Avenue Q” on July 13 at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va.

It’s hot in the city and in drag!

Drag Rag

Well, kids — while I write this dittie, it’s hot as hell in the Queen City. Here we are, having celebrated July 4th and I needed some independence from the humidity, by golly! No thinking of drag for me until November now, okay?

Out in the Stars: July 7 – 20

Out in the Stars

Feisty Mars enters Libra and squares volcanic Pluto. Oh, no. Our best of good intentions have a way of running amok. This may be good for devil-may-care types, but for those of us with a bit of a conscience, it’s better to think it rather than act on it. Try to scramble your cracked eggs to make a soufflé.