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Print Edition 2014-06-20 – QNotes

The Greatest Gayest Generation

Three longtime leaders share stories of the past, thoughts on community today

Tom Brokaw forever enshrined the World War II-era generation as the “Greatest” of them all. They sacrificed much during a worldwide outbreak of violence and the uncertainty caused by the Great Depression.

Locals explore LGBT aging issues, work to find solutions

Dinner and discussion group invites community participation

As the LGBT community ages and the numbers of out men and women transition into retirement, new and rising concerns over LGBT inclusion and access in health care, retirement facilities and aging services are taking on new urgency.

LGBT elders: The facts

Hard numbers show discrimination, disparities

As a growing number of LGBT people age, they will enter retirement homes, assisted living facilities, other long-term care facilities, as they, their families, friends and other community members face a range of new issues largely unaddressed.

Charlotte Black Gay Pride returns in July

Events to be held July 17-20

The Queen City’s annual celebration of the LGBT African-American community returns in July with the group’s traditional community expo and town hall, as well as other exciting events.

Free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day

Awareness is key to combatting HIV/AIDS

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Catawba Care (CC) will be hosting a free event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at 500 Lakeshore Pky. in Rock Hill, S.C. The organization will be offering free HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia testing to anyone.

Celebrating Stonewall @ 45

Grab your friends and make a toast at your local gay bar

The weekend of June 27-29 marks the 45th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Inn. On June 28, 1969, LGBT patrons at the now-iconic New York City bar took to Greenwich Village’s streets as they revolted against legal oppression and fought back against police harassment and brutality.

Augusta Pride: June 26-29

This is the fifth year of the Augusta Pride festival! As we move forward in our community’s fight for equality, I want to take this time to acknowledge the fact that we are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Games without frontiers

With the recent news of the NFL drafting its first openly gay player, we look at Charlotte’s LGBT-friendly sports leagues

On May 17, a couple shared a kiss, and boy, was it an emotional one. There was crying and hugging — even some cake. Yes, the couple had cake to celebrate their momentous occasion!

Our People: Q&A with Penny Craver

Co-owner of Plaza Midwood’s DISH

Penny Craver is like a local institution — she’s had her hands in just about everything cool and hipster. From her days at the Milestone Club to Tremont Music Hall and now DISH, Craver says she loves music, the arts and the neighborhoods in which she now works and lives.