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Print Edition 2016-09-09 – QNotes

Camo Chameleon

Be set to stand out this season

Military fatigues and apparel are all the rage for the fall season and readers can be part of the “in crowd” with an assortment of options to look sharp and drill ready.

Artist combines industrial, cultural elements into fashion

Tara Locklear’s creations are made from recycled skateboards

Tara Locklear, a studio jewelry artist who resides in Raleigh, N.C. and is a graduate from East Carolina University with a BFA in Metal Design, brings a fresh and eclectic style to her wearable creations by using as her base material recycled skateboards.

Famous bisexual people throughout history

September honors bisexual visibility

This month the community celebrates bisexual visibility, shining a spotlight on part of the LGBTQ community that is all too often ignored. Here is an anything-but-exhaustive list of bisexual individuals throughout history.

Federal judge grants HB2 injunction, but the conflict continues

UNC barred from enforcing bathroom dictates; appeal asks for state-wide injunction

Aug. 21 found LGBT advocates celebrating a significant victory. Federal Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of the sections of House Bill 2 (HB2) most damaging to transgender citizens.

HB2 does not absolve employers of LGBT discrimination liability

A survey of workplace issues and possible solutions

With all of the media attention surrounding HB2, many are under the impression that North Carolina’s “at will” employment state laws allow employers to treat LGBT workers differently. However, in many cases, LGBT employees in North Carolina are protected from discrimination under federal law.

Our People: Q&A with LeMond Hart

Charlotte’s thrift fashion guru shares the inspiration for his creativity

Having been active in the fashion world for the better part of 20 years, LeMond Hart has seen and done it all. The 43-year-old (“25 on Facebook”) has modeled all over the world, but returned to his hometown of Charlotte with his husband of 18 years.

8 patterns of wellness — Part 1 of 8

Part 1 of 8: Breath

In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the eight patterns that comprise the eight-week program that is Integre8t Wellness. With these fundamentals in place, you can expect to see enhanced results from your fitness plan.

Positive Thoughts: HIV in America

Hatred and acceptance

“If you have a deadly disease, it is only proper that other people be warned against getting infected by you,” the comment began. It went quickly downhill from there.