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Print Edition 2016-06-17 – QNotes

From a shattered world, artist shapes, fashions new reality

Columbian-born Edwin Gil heals through his transformative craft

Broken after watching his life partner in Colombia be murdered and two attempts made on his own life, visual artist Edwin Gil landed in Charlotte, N.C., looking for purpose and a focus which he eventually found in something else broken: glass.

Boycotts & Benefits: Artists respond to HB2

Solo performers, bands, theatre troupes and others just say no to anti-LGBT legislation

Entertainers concerned about discrimination in North Carolina since the passage of HB2 have been alternately boycotting or playing and donating some or all of their proceeds to organizations fighting for LGBT rights.

Making it easier to come out to friends and family

Five tips to assist in the disclosure process

With LGBT Pride month in full-swing, Dr. Carmen Harra, a psychologist and relationship expert, shares her tips on making it easier to come out to friends and family. Perhaps, one of these suggestions might help those who are facing this challenge.

Stacking, Part 3 of 4: Losing body fat

Health & Wellness

In parts one and two of the series, I described the importance of knowing what’s in the food and products that you put in your mouth or on your skin, as well as options for creating your own recipe for muscle building and energy. This entry will break down the ingredients (as well as the functions of these individual products) to make a fat burning stack.