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Print Edition 2013-09-27 – QNotes

Proudly Pink for Mom

Two sons stood strong by their mothers in times of need

Each October, you hear the stories — sometimes of sadness and uncertainty, others of triumph and new-found appreciation. Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings a range of emotions for people remembering loved ones or those who remember battling the illness and who, now, work as survivors to raise funds and awareness.

Does Charlotte have a gayborhood?

And why we may not even need one

Tom Warshauer has called Charlotte home for 23 years, moving here in his early 30s to take a job with the city. He has lived in some of the city’s hippest neighborhoods, including Dilworth, Uptown and, now, Plaza Midwood.

Our People: Q&A with Chris Sgro

Executive Director, Equality NC

Chris Sgro, 31, knows a thing or two about politics. He’s worked for elected officials and political organizations since graduating from college. It’s a childhood passion, he says, that stems from a youth of engaged and politically-active family members in his hometown of Philadelphia, Penn.

Upcoming lectures feature LGBT, religious topics

Local and national pros share their stories

Several upcoming lecture and discussion events will feature engaging conversations on topics of religion and LGBT equality. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer & Mitchell Gold: On Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., North Carolina LGBT activist, businessman and philanthropist Mitchell Gold will participate in a panel discussion on “Politics, Religion and LGBT Equality” at Lenior-Rhyne University’s P.E. Monroe Auditorium, …

Cher announces 2014 tour

Charlotte, Raleigh stops slated for May

International Pop icon Cher has announced her new “Dressed to Kill” tour in 2014, making stops in 49 cities across North America. The tour will stop at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte on May 5 and PNC Arena in Raleigh on May 7

‘Flash Philanthropy’ event benefits LGBT, other local causes

Charlotte-area Wells Fargo employees gather for tech-infused fundraising event

Dozens of Wells Fargo employees in the Queen City gathered in Uptown on Sept. 13 for a unique “Flash Philanthropy” event, where old fashioned networking and technology combined to benefit more than a dozen local LGBT organizations.

Blogger criticizes HRC executive pay

Salaries comparable to other national orgs

Blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, long known for his criticisms of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other national LGBT organizations, is now pointing out the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization for its executive pay.

Winston-Salem opens new LGBT center

Programs for adults, families, youth planned

Organizers of the new North Star LGBT Community Center proudly debuted their new organization and location on Sept. 21. The opening celebration followed three years of local conversation about the need for a community center.

Charlotte LGBT center launches new website

Revamped website comes with new, more inclusive web address

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has launched a new website at The new website includes much more information about the group’s programs and activities, including updates on brand-new programming and activities.