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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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, 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.