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Print Edition 2019-12-27 – QNotes

Pride in Rugby

QNotes’ 2019 Organization of the Year Brings the Community Together

Each year, qnotes selects a person or organization that is benefitting the LGBTQ community through service or by breaking down barriers in the region. This year, we chose The Charlotte Royals which was founded on the idea to foster a supportive environment where gay and bisexual men and their straight allies can learn and play the sport of rugby.

2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

Stonewall Anniversary Sheds New Light On Old History

Stonewall 50 Retrospective

On June 30th in New York City, after a weeklong abundance of celebrations, rallies and worldwide media attention, a group of longtime LGBTQ activists marched down Fifth Avenue carrying a banner that read: “Gay Liberation Front: First To March.”

East meets West in the Alamo City

Queer Travelogue: San Antonio Winter Escape

San Antonio makes for a perfect winter getaway. Temperatures stay mild, and the historic city offers plenty to do complete with a great LGBTQ nightlife scene with all the bars except one located close together on Main St.

Why so much hate?

An Op-Ed

I want to stop and explore a most disturbing phenomenon. Why is there still so much hate when we live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world?

Transgender Children in Custody Battles

Legal Eagles: What Parents Can Learn from the Younger v. Georgulas Case

The Younger/Georgulas case out of Texas highlights a custody dispute between the parents of a seven-year-old born as male whom the mother (as well as other caregivers, including teachers) believes identifies as a female named “Luna.”

Fish Oil Supplements

Health & Wellness: Environmentally Unsustainable and Ineffective

I don’t generally promote supplements. Most of them play to specific, isolated points of medical research to serve as a magic pill.

‘Me’

Out in Print

On and off through most of his life, Elton John had a tumultuous relationship with his mother. She was sometimes angry, sometimes abusive, rarely loving, but she did one important thing for him: she introduced him to Elvis Presley music.

LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.