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Print Edition 2014-10-10 – QNotes

LGBT History Month: Twenty years ago our love was illegal

New community archive includes sad history of legal oppression

As qnotes staff finished final preparations to send this Oct. 10 print edition to press, breaking news stunned LGBT equality advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court had declined to hear several marriage appeals, opening legal marriage in Virginia and four other states while paving the way for legal marriage here in North Carolina.

Our People: Q&A with Crystal Richardson

Freedom Moral Summer organizer

Crystal Richardson, 30, is hard to forget. That’s especially so because she’s everywhere — community events, fundraisers, town hall meetings and more.

Fierce competition sets the fall stage

Match-ups from across the Carolinas

Welcome back to Playing the Field. We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather of fall and football season finally being back. Here are some thing you might have missed this past month and what to look forward to in October (when you are not watching the Panthers!).

Asking for respect is not ‘aggression’

Guest Commentary

I was asked recently why I’m so “aggressive” (about queer/trans shit), and I’m asked about that a lot. I thought it was time for me to address the question more publicly and give an in-depth answer.

Charlotte: Youth conference to feature Mandy Carter

Carolinas News Notes

The Carolina Conference on Queen Youth, scheduled for Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Barnhart Student Union at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., has announced that its keynote speaker will be Mandy Carter.

Charlotte: Band opens season

Carolinas News Notes

The Charlotte Pride Band will hold its first concert of the 2014-15 season, “Ticklin’ Toes,” on Nov. 1, 5 p.m., at Heaton Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd.