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Print Edition 2014-05-09 – QNotes

Silky smooth skin for summer

Pros & cons for achieving the best results in hair removal

It’s getting close to summer time. You know what that means! You’ll soon be hitting the beach, lakeside or poolside for sunny fun. Get your body and all that unruly body hair under control with some personal grooming pros and cons to consider

In your hands, 39 years of local LGBT press legacy

Editor's Note

I was probably just about 15 years old when I read my first-ever LGBT community newspaper. Looking back, I can’t readily remember whether it was qnotes or The Front Page, the Raleigh-based paper begun in 1979 and with which qnotes merged in 2006.

Our People: Q&A with Ryan Kingston

Community volunteer, faith worker

Ryan Kingston, 46, is a Charlotte transplant, originally from Michigan. Since 2005, he’s been in the Queen City and worked to become involved in the community in a variety of roles, including various personal work and relationship-building with faith and LGBT communities.

Winthrop gets crash course in drag

Influence on culture more than you might realize

Drag — show-stopping performances, beat faces, powerful music and confident entertainers. Those familiar with drag culture know it well. Many LGBT people do, too. But, even as drag continues its inroads into the mainstream, many are still unaware of drag’s history and the culture it has helped create.

S.C. Senate panel rejects budget cuts

House had slashed funds to colleges that assigned gay-themed books

The Senate’s budget-writing committee has rejected an effort to punish two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen.