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Print Edition 2014-08-29 – QNotes

Back to School

Local college students share their campus experiences

Warren Radebe was 24 when he first began coming out to his friends. In his native Johannesburg, South Africa, Radebe invited one of his best friends from primary school, along with his friend’s girlfriend, to meet someone special.

Young, Queer and Homeless in the Queen City

Q&A with A’meir

According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 20 to 40 percent of youth who are homeless nationwide identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ). A walk through Uptown Charlotte makes apparent the crisis of homelessness affecting local youth, one that reflects this nationwide trend.

Our People: Q&A with Warren Radebe

Johnson C. Smith University student leader

In his mid-twenties, Warren Radebe moved from his native Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend Johnson C. Smith University. He’d come out as gay to friends at home before moving to Charlotte, but found a community here unlike he had at home.

Community leadership should make HIV a priority

Editor's Note

You’ve heard it. You’ve condemned it. You think it’s anti-gay bigotry to say it. But, I’m going to say it again, as even former National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman has in the past: HIV is a gay disease.

Remembering Maya: A Caged Bird Sings

Spiritual Reflections

My one pillar of refuge as a depressed and trauma-ridden teenager was the downtown library. I’d select about six or seven books and read into the sunset. I’d skip alongside characters as they found lost love and said their goodbyes to dying grandmas.