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Print Edition 2014-08-01 – QNotes

Pride 2014: Queen City welcomes ‘Drag Race’ queen

Bianca Del Rio, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 6 winner, set to perform at Charlotte Pride

Reigning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” queen Bianca Del Rio is slated to perform at Charlotte Pride this month, just weeks after winning season six on the famed Logo show and jetsetting around the globe to take in victorious applauses.

Pride 2014: Charlotte Pride brings big talent to Uptown

LeAnn Rimes, Sevyn Streeter to headline Aug. 16-17

Charlotte Pride has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Organizers say the event, this year scheduled for Aug. 16-17, will grow again as they welcome headliners LeAnn Rimes and Sevyn Streeter to Uptown Charlotte.

Pride 2014: Charlotte Pride Week

A highlight of community events in the lead up to this year’s Charlotte Pride

Charlotte Pride Week is chocked full of fun and entertaining things to do all across the Queen City.

One year later, Voronezh hasn’t changed

Young gay man from Charlotte’s Russian sister city speaks out

Last year, when anti-LGBT violence broke out in Charlotte’s Russian sister city of Voronezh, local LGBT activists in the Queen City stepped up and asked Charlotte City Council to sever its ties with the city.

McCrory can’t ignore LGBT equality

Editor's Note

Two weeks ago, in the July 18, 2014, print edition, I wrote that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had missed a unique opportunity to tip his hat in the direction of inclusion and set this state, his office and his party apart from anti-LGBT politics of division

TalkBack: 08.01.14

Readers respond to and converse on our July 21 report on former Charlotte restaurant owner K.C. Terry (, recently arrested for theft in Asheville and facing several charges relating to the solicitation and prostitution of teenagers.

Our People: Q&A with Richard Grimstad and Craig Hopkins

Co-directors of Charlotte Pride

Richard Grimstad, 35, and Craig Hopkins, 49, have been co-directors of Charlotte Pride for two years, overseeing its growth in Uptown Charlotte and the reintroduction of a local LGBT Pride parade. With Charlotte Pride just two weeks away, qnotes thought it’d be a great time to catch up with the two leaders, chat a bit and learn more about them