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Print Edition 2013-01-18 – QNotes

Heart & Soul: New congregation provides a home

Charlotte welcomes new predominately African-American and LGBT faith community

A new, predominately-LGBT faith congregation in Charlotte is reaching out in new ways to a community often underserved among inclusive faith institutions in the Queen City. ReBirth Church, headed by Pastor Ra’Shawn Barlow-Flourney, serves a predominately African-American congregation – people he says are looking for inclusive and safe worship opportunities.

Facing an uncomfortable and ugly truth

Editor's Note

What do you do when you discover that your forefathers did in fact own slaves? Personally, I never wanted to face such a question, but in early January I found myself doing just that.

Beyond the Carolinas: Lawsuit: Service members win full pay

Beyond the Carolinas

On Jan 7, the government agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 181 former service members who had their separation pay cut in half due to a Defense Department policy targeting service members honorably discharged for “homosexuality.” Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiffs will receive their full pay, which amounts to approximately $2.4 million. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed the lawsuit.

Score a ‘victory’ spot

Carolinas News Notes

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute is holding a candidate and campaign training from Feb. 14-17 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N. 3rd St., in Phoenix, Ariz.

Triangle: Equality NC seeks feedback

Carolinas News Notes

Equality North Carolina (ENC), in order to meet its 2013 New Year’s resolution to serve its supporters, communities and state like never before, is asking for participants in a quick survey.

Triad: Film screenings slated

Carolinas News Notes

Out at the Movies will screen the classic comedy, “The Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert,” on Feb. 23, 6 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Ace Theatre Complex, 1533 South Main St.

Coastal: Couple gets dissed by restaurant owner

Carolinas News Notes

NEW BERN, N.C. — WCTI-TV, a FOX affiliate, reported on Jan. 10 and 11, that a restaurant owner Ed McGovern of The Stingray Café, 520 S. Front St., on Dec. 4, presented a married lesbian couple, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, with a condemning letter in the parking area, after they had completed their meal and paid their bill.

Gay Youth’s New Burden, Part II, to be published Feb. 1

Part two of our series, Gay Youth’s New Burden, exploring HIV infection rates among young people was originally scheduled to be published in this issue. However, due to space constraints and other production schedule requirements, the second part of our series will instead be published in our Feb. 1 print edition. Part three will follow on Feb. 15.