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Print Edition 2014-11-21 – QNotes

Life, Positively 2014

World AIDS Day 2014 Special Section

qnotes is pleased to partner with Different Roads Home, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.

HIV-positive artist-activist wants Charlotte to get uncomfortable

Within an LGBTQ movement largely focused on the advancement of marriage equality, artist Jessica Whitbread has chosen to channel her personal experience with HIV into art and activism. The Toronto native and Wesley Mancini artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation was diagnosed with HIV in 2002.

Blood ban, holdover from AIDS Crisis, could change soon

In midst, low-income gay men must lie to donate blood products in exchange for much-needed cash

Those who lived through the harrowing AIDS Crisis of the 1980s remember first hand just how their lives and those of their friends drastically changed. HIV and AIDS swept through the gay male community and others, taking with it nearly a generation of precious lives.

World AIDS Day events

The community has slated a number of events for World AIDS Day to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS and to those who it has lost to the disease.

What hasn’t been said about LGBTQ youth homelessness in Charlotte

Commentary: Intersections of youth, race, class and HIV contribute to continued epidemic

Since contributing to the “Charlotte Talks” discussion on local LGBTQ youth homelessness and HIV/AIDS, as part of the larger conversation on affordable housing, several people have commented on my challenge to local organizations serving the homeless to begin tracking LGBTQ youth.