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Print Edition 2014-08-15 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte has many reasons to be proud

Editor's Note

This issue, through the generous support of the Hearts Beat as One Foundation, The Bar at 316 and Charlotte Business Guild, qnotes publishes its annual LGBT newcomer and community resource guide, “InFocus: Charlotte.”

TalkBack: 08.15.14

Readers respond and comment on Gov. Pat McCrory and his stance on LGBT legislation, the comparisons and differences in Pride observances and Atty. Gen. Roy Cooper’s recent stand on not upholding the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Seasons end and tourneys awaits

Playing the Field

It is hot outside these days. But, that has not stopped the LGBT athletes of the Carolinas from playing the sports they love! Here are a couple events you may have missed and a look ahead at two of the biggest LGBT tournaments in the world.

Dog Olympics and Canine Blood Donors

Precious Pets

Mark your calendar: Dog Olympics set for Sept. 13. The Companion Animal Wellness Club at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Dog Olympics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, with fun competition, canine demonstrations, rescue groups, free microchip clinic and a special “custom cart” Paralympics Parade for dogs with spinal cord injuries.

Triangle: Commemoration slated

Carolinas News Notes

A commemoration of the ordination of 11 women to the priesthood 40 years ago will be held on Aug. 24, 4 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Rd.

Charlotte: Stretch for equality

Carolinas News Notes

The inaugural HER Human Rights Campaign Yoga event, Om for Equality, comes to the Queen City on Sept. 6, 10 a.m., at Flex at SHU, 1426 S. Tryon St. It is presented by Progressive Urban Realty and SHU.

Western: Screening slated

Carolinas News Notes

A screening of the “The Empowerment Project” will be held on Sept. 23, 6 p.m., at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, Alumni Hall, 1 University Heights.