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Print Edition 2016-10-07 – QNotes

How to be a good ally

Five tips for how to show up and stand up for the people in your life

Whether you are a white person looking to be an ally to people of color, a cisgender person looking to be an ally to the trans and gender nonconforming community or a straight ally to the lesbian, gay and bisexual community, there are some key points in common that will help you be a better friend and champion to those in your life in a less privileged position than yourself.

October is LGBT History Month

It’s time to remember the past and look to the future

Social Security is committed to treating all Americans fairly. This commitment extends to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people covered by Social Security’s many programs.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11

Part of National LGBT History Month observances

National Coming Out Day helps to raise awareness of the LGBT community and its pursuit of its civil rights. It began 28 years ago on the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights held on Oct. 14, 1979.

The nightmare continues

Five impacts of North Carolina’s infamous HB2

As a workplace diversity consultant, with a specialty in LGBT issues and working with multiple businesses and organizations across North Carolina, I am deeply entrenched in our infamous anti-LGBT HB2 law passed earlier this year.

In Memoriam: José Fumero

Fine artist, innovator, arts community proponent

Fine artist and arts proponent José Augustín Fumero, 91, died suddenly on Sept. 16 while on vacation in Nice, France with his partner of over 60 years Herb Cohen. They were just getting ready to embark on a dinner cruise when Fumero died

Freddy Niblack: Checkered Dreams

Indy Car Series driver

Freddy Niblack is the first openly gay driver in the Indy Car Series, but that’s not all that defines him. As is the case for so many athletes, gay or not, he is also a person looking to accomplish a dream — a dream he’s had since his childhood days spent carving a race track …

Muralist unveils work of art

Subject focuses on HB2

Sharon Dowell unveiled her “A City On Its Side” mural on Sept. 16 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City Campus as part of the “Heightened Perspectives” exhibition.

8 Patterns of Wellness — Part 2 of 8

Part 2 of 8: Hydration

In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the eight patterns that comprise the eight-week program that is Integre8t Wellness. Part 1 discussed breath. The second pattern is hydration.