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We’ve Never Met, But I’m In Love

A reader asks: “A few months ago I met a guy on the Internet who lives in another state. We talk on the phone a lot, but we’ve never met. Now, I am falling in love and I want to tell him. Is this a good idea?”

Parlez-vous français?

Queer Travelogue: Enjoy a Taste of France in Montréal at a Bargain Price without Even Leaving the Continent

If you like French food and culture, like getting a good exchange for your U.S. dollar, and love a big and fun gay village, there is no better vacation than to Montréal. The region of 4 million people is the second-largest city in Canada and is more than 375 years old.

Remembering Dan Kirsch

Former QNotes Editor and Community Leader Dies at Age 66

At a recent meeting of the LGBTQ Elders Steering Committee, co-chair Cindy Hostetler said, “Every LGBTQ organization today (in Charlotte, N.C.) ties back to Dan Kirsch.” Kirsch died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 21. He was 66.

Pride Journey: Palm Springs

Queer Travelogue: A Magical City Replete with Gayness

Palm Springs is one of those destinations that you never get tired of. I’m not sure if it’s the landscape or the abundance of over-the-top gayness that makes the city truly magical.

How Discrimination Affects the LGBTQ Population

Legal Eagles

With more than 5.5 million LGBTQ individuals living in the United States, it’s important to recognize not only our progress in furthering equality efforts, but also the barriers LGBTQ people still face in fair and equal access to employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodation.

Six percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer

Beyond the Carolinas

An estimated 6 percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer, according to a new study, entitled “Exploring the Q in LGBTQ: Demographic characteristic and sexuality of queer people in a U.S. representative sample of sexual minorities,” by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.