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Print Edition 2015-12-04 – QNotes

Charlotte Pride: Growing pains?

Board adopts new structure amid controversy over lost members

Charlotte Pride has grown year after year at a remarkable rate, quickly becoming one of the city’s largest festivals. A study commissioned by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) found that the 2014 festival and parade added over $7.75 million in total economic impact from out-of-town visitors, including just shy of $2.5 million in labor income.

Open your mind and heart this holiday season

Make the spirit of giving a part of the celebration

Nearly everyone has seen some version of that well-known Christmas movie featuring Scrooge and Tiny Tim and the three Christmas ghosts — the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present Day, and Christmas Yet to Come — who helped Scrooge find his Christmas Spirit again.

Holiday religious events, entertainment

Season honored and celebrated

’Tis the season to be jolly, hang the wreath and string the holly. Or, it could be one that is observed by lighting candles, spinning a dreidle (a top-like object which is used as a game) and eating latkes (potato pancakes). Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, there is a cornucopia of options available to make the winter holiday season be one filled with hope and joy.

Fourth Ward tour brings in magical touch

Historic homes and more are decked out for the season

The Friends of Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour brings old charm back into the holiday season. It harks back to the days when people strolled along the street admiring the inventiveness of seasonal decorations.

Buddy Nielsen: Pulling the thorns from his heart

An interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail

The vast musical tastes of the LGBT community have moved beyond disco and show-tunes, beyond folk music and cabaret. Reflecting that are queer contemporary musical acts such as Car Seat Headrest, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, Shamir, Courtney Barnett, Perfume Genius and SOAK, to mention a few.

CyberWorld: Online dating safety tips

A how-to for online security

Like never before, security breaches have sprung up everywhere across the globe. And, for those who like to find dates in the online dating community, knowing what to do and how to do it is an imperative.

Carolinas companies ranked in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

Some not pleased with process and findings

A handful of North Carolina and South Carolina businesses have been ranked by the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, to varying results. Released on Nov. 18, the index rates company’s LGBT worker inclusion in major companies and law firms across the country.