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Charlotte – QNotes

‘Wizard of Oz’ in the Queen City

118 years of friendship with Dorothy

“You have some queer friends, Dorothy,” says Polychrome in “The Road to Oz” (the 1909 sequel to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels).

Our People: Billy Maddalon

Business Owner, Community Leader, Husband, Father

Billy Maddalon, a prominent Charlotte business owner, community leader and, most importantly, husband and father, has devoted decades to his role as proprietor of the VanLandingham Estate and the Morehead Inn.

Chamber names gala awardees

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced this it will honor business leaders and professionals from the area at its “Shimmer, shine…success!” annual meeting and awards gala on Dec. 18.

Our People: Nikolai Mather

Student, Activist

Nikolai Mather has earned more than a few impressive distinctions. With a combination of persistence, talent and audacity, he’s become a college student, a leader, an activist, a pioneer — and most recently, a journalist.

Chamber announces certification awardees

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced that eight local businesses have been awarded LGBT Business Enterprise certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Our People: Bernard Davis

Health Administrator

In recognition of World AIDS Day and to accompany its annual Life, Positively special issue, qnotes takes the opportunity to speak with Health Administrator Bernard Davis about the provider’s mission, the services it offers, and Davis’ own observations of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Ding dong, he’s finally gone!

Commentary: The Pendulum Swings

It’s been a hair-raising week for the LGBTQ and progressive communities. We all sat and watched the election returns with anxiety and anticipation.