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Chamber celebrates holidays, honors community members

Event’s welcome reception and social attended by Gov. Roy Cooper

Last month, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated the holiday season in festive style, as well as conducted its final business of the calendar year with its sold out “Shimmer, Shine & Success!” event held at The Westin. The event was also graced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Our People: Linda Lawyer

Writer, Activist, Community Supporter

Linda Lawyer has, as she reports in a fit of modesty which may or may not be characteristic, “a lot of stories.”

Welcome to a refreshed qnotes


I am proud today to present to you a redesigned print edition of qnotes. It is my hope that this new, refreshed design will bring you more enjoyment as you flip through each of our biweekly print editions.

In Memoriam: Raymond Guy Lanier

Life celebration held on May 6

Raymond Guy Lanier, 64, died suddenly at his home in Raleigh, N.C. on April 30. Mr. Lanier, a longtime resident of the Boylan Heights neighborhood, he was a lover of life, his fellow mankind, all God’s creatures, large and small, all types of music — especially that of cathedral classical pipe organ.

QNotes digital paper archives now online

Issues from the first 10 years, 1986-1996, showcase LGBTQ history

On April 24 the first 10 years of qnotes, totaling 133 issues, were released online in an archival arrangement between the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the qnotes owner Jim Yarbrough.