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Print Edition 2019-02-08 – QNotes

The world of drug-fueled sex

Love & Lust (11th Annual Sex Issue)

According to a study by Oregon State University, LGBTQ individuals, especially youth, consume tobacco, marijuana and alcohol at higher rates relative to their heterosexual peers of the same age.

Heart On

A Valentine’s Gift Guide for LGBTQ Lovers

Show the love for your someone special with these affordable gifts that go straight for the feels.

QNotes Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts

For your sweetheart

As an added bonus to qnotes larger gift guide, we’ve curated some items specifically designed for the LGBTQ community. Check out these options for some gift ideas for your sweetie!

Love, Lust and Relationships

Spiritual Reflections

“Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know-what-I-mean?” Thus, quips the ribald Monty Python character played by the great Eric Idle when discussing, shall we say, relations? This being the Love & Lust (11th Annual Sex Issue) of qnotes, I would like to offer some thoughts on Lust and Love.

Ashlee Marie Preston

10 Questions with Vic

Ashlee Marie Preston is an award-winning media personality, producer and civil rights activist. She is historically the first transgender woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication and the first openly transgender person to run for state office in California.

Our People: Robert Dogens

Retired Banker, Community Activist

Retired banker Robert Frank Dogens is well-known in Charlotte’s prominent finance sector as a former senior vice president at Wells Fargo, but he’s made as much of an impact, if not more, as a community activist.

Looking at Black History

Spiritual Reflections

Black history month is traditionally a time to reflect on the accomplishments of notables from the past. We often think of people who have done marvelous works that impacted thousands, if not millions of people during their lifetime and beyond.

Changes to Medicare Part D would hit patients close to home

A Personal Commentary

Making HIV treatment accessible to all who need it is vitally important, not only to those living with the virus, but also to our community more broadly. Currently, Medicare Part D — the government program that provides prescription drug coverage for those over 65 and/or disabled — covers many of the medications we use to treat HIV.

Never forget your first time

Dishing with Buff Faye

I remember my first time like it was yesterday. It was the early summer of 2008, and it happened at the Charlotte Eagle on the back patio.

‘Death Checks In’

Out in Print

That’s all you wanted: two days alone, just you and your amour, with nothing to do but follow your whims. It would be perfect, idyllic — until it wasn’t, and “responsible you won out over “romantic you”.