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Print Edition 2013-02-01 – QNotes

Love & Lust 2013: The Annual Sex Issue

In the Feb. 1, 2013, print edition of QNotes, we profile several topics related to gay history and sexuality. We took a retrospective approach to our coverage in the Love & Lust issue this year, speaking to older members of our community and pulling out old issues from our archives.

In a different time: Gay life, love and sex in the 1970s

Love & Lust, The Annual Sex Issue

The 1980s AIDS Crisis changed everything — politics and activism, culture and community, sex and love. For those who lived before it, through it and after it, the AIDS Crisis marked a decidedly earth-shaking turning point — as an old world passed away, along with a whole generation of LGBT leaders and young people with it, and a new one was born.

From the archives: ‘Young men on the sexual fringe’

A look at the hustlers of North Charlotte :: Vol. 6, No. 11, November 1991

We’re profiling gay life, love and sex as they existed in the Carolinas in the 1970s and, with this piece from our archives, in the early 1990s in the days before the internet. This piece’s original author, current associate editor David Stout, shares some short retrospective thoughts on the piece below.

Gay sex and crime, history and the future

Editor's Note

This issue, QNotes publishes its fifth annual “Love and Lust” Sex Issue. Our cover story explores gay love and sex, focusing mostly on gay male culture, in the 1960s and 1970s — before the beginning of the AIDS Crisis. Online, we also have reprinted an archived November 1991 story on young male hustlers, originally written by associate editor David Stout.

Mecklenburg health staffers target gay community for HIV outreach

Gay Youth's New Burden, Part II: HIV/AIDS epidemic's resurgence among gay and bisexual youth

Advocates for HIV prevention and treatment have taken notice of new data in their ever-vigilant quest to educate. In Mecklenburg County, local health officials say they are reaching out specifically to at-risk groups like men who have sex with men (MSM).

Young leaders speak out

Feb. 12 panel discussion will highlight youth voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Young adults in the LGBT community say they are ready, willing and able to take leadership roles, create change and move the community forward. Yet, some say options are sometimes limited when it comes to meaningful involvement opportunities at established community organizations.

Gayest. Inauguration. Ever.

Beyond the Carolinas

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration was historic for a variety of reasons, but for many the Jan. 22 events will be remembered for the unprecedented inclusion of the LGBT community.

Do young adults matter to your Charlotte LGBTQ organization?

Community Voices

For over 17 years I have had the privilege of being an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Having been an LGBTQ leader as a young adult in college, I recall how difficult it was to find meaningful involvement in the local community beyond my campus group.

20 Questions: Gregg Beard, Charlotte

Gregg Beard is originally from Lenoir, N.C. As a teen and young adult he was a champion ice skater who held several titles during his career. A subsequent marriage produced a girl, Ashley, and a boy, Brad. For many years he owned and operated Park 51 Salon in Charlotte.

Charlotte: Stop Hate training slated

Carolinas News Notes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A three-day comprehensive “train the trainers” program, Stop the Hate, will be held by Campus Pride at The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., from March 18-20.