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Print Edition 2013-05-24 – QNotes

Uptown Utopia

Home & Garden: Urban Living

Realtor Randy Cernohorsky and his partner John Causby, who owns a sound studio in Charlotte, say Uptown is right where they want to be.

Backyard Escape in Elizabeth

Home & Garden: Urban Living

Rows of tidy, early-20th century homes line the streets of Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. Big front porches. Colorful shutters and trims. Unique and one-of-kind dwellings.

Elections include gay candidates

Brandon for Congress, Lavelle for Carrboro mayor

Local off-year elections this season and the upcoming mid-term elections in 2014 will include several historic runs by openly gay and lesbian candidates across the state.

Private HRC fundraiser kickstarts Mayfield campaign

Friend says LaWana Mayfield has been essential on Charlotte City Council

Local organizers affiliated with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, gave City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield a kickstart to her 2013 re-election campaign at a private fundraiser on May 11.

GOP attempts restricting youth health access

Bill would have restricted teen acccess to STD screenings, contraception, other medical and mental health services

A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care narrowly escaped approval in the North Carolina House in May before being taken of the body’s calendar and placed back into committee.

Bill would allow college student discrimination

Legislation passes Senate with support of anti-LGBT advocates

The North Carolina Senate approved a bill on May 9 that would allow student groups on college and university campuses to discriminate in membership and leadership.