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Print Edition 2017-08-25 – QNotes

InFocus: Charlotte 2017 — LGBTQ Newcomer and Community Resource Guide

Our annual guide for exploring the Queen City

qnotes presents its annual newcomer, visitor and resident guide for Charlotte’s LGBT community. In print and online, find all the resources you need to make the best of your time here, whether you’re in for a short trip to the city, it’s your new-found home or your home of many years! Listings including nightlife, community …

InFocus: Charlotte 2017 — ‘Gayborhoods’ offer LGBTQ-friendly fun

Inside Plaza Midwood, NoDa and SouthEnd

The city of Charlotte stands out in the state as not only its most populated place, but also one of the most liberal and LGBTQ-friendly. A queer visitor can find places aplenty for food and fun here in Charlotte, but locals’ loyalty lies with unofficial “gayborhoods” like Plaza Midwood, NoDa and SouthEnd.

InFocus: Charlotte 2017 — UNC Charlotte strives to serve LGBTQ students and grads

Inside the founding of an LGBTQ Alumni Association

For many students, arriving at college is a first taste of independence. Upon graduation, students are thrust into the adult world with little more than a degree to help them move forward. Administrators at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) weren’t satisfied with that, so the school’s alumni association was founded.

InFocus: Charlotte 2017 — Dial 411 for the community

A comprehensive listing of LGBTQ resources

  Back to InFocus: Charlotte Index… [Editor’s Note: qnotes’ research into finding community resources was only as good as what was available online and from other sources. Should readers find errors and wish to send corrections to the list or want to have a group listed, email qnotes with “InFocus addition” in the subject line …

Charlotte mayoral primary preview

With a hotly contested Democratic primary, the results of the Sept. 12 election are closely watched

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts has found herself serving her first term in one of the most turbulent times for Charlotte, N.C. As she seeks re-election, she is finding herself fending off serious challengers who hope the political moment, turbulent as it has been, is right to convince citizens that the Queen City needs a new leader.

Texas twin to HB2 in hibernation — for now

Legislative session ended without action; Lt. Gov. vows revival

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 may have been repealed in name, but its legacy lives on in imitation legislation pushed by conservative lawmakers in other states. The Texan version of the infamous “bathroom bill” was left unheard when the state’s House of Representatives ended its special session — but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick hasn’t given up the issue.

A tale of transition

Changing My Reflection

I took a vacation with my girlfriend, Rachel, to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio right at the time I started hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  Rachel has been a wonderful place of support during all this. She and I communicate a lot and it’s what makes our partnership so strong.