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Cher announces 2014 tour

Charlotte, Raleigh stops slated for May

International Pop icon Cher has announced her new “Dressed to Kill” tour in 2014, making stops in 49 cities across North America. The tour will stop at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte on May 5 and PNC Arena in Raleigh on May 7

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‘Flash Philanthropy’ event benefits LGBT, other local causes

Charlotte-area Wells Fargo employees gather for tech-infused fundraising event

Dozens of Wells Fargo employees in the Queen City gathered in Uptown on Sept. 13 for a unique “Flash Philanthropy” event, where old fashioned networking and technology combined to benefit more than a dozen local LGBT organizations.

Blogger criticizes HRC executive pay

Salaries comparable to other national orgs

Blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, long known for his criticisms of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other national LGBT organizations, is now pointing out the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization for its executive pay.

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Winston-Salem opens new LGBT center

Programs for adults, families, youth planned

Organizers of the new North Star LGBT Community Center proudly debuted their new organization and location on Sept. 21. The opening celebration followed three years of local conversation about the need for a community center.

Charlotte LGBT center launches new website

Revamped website comes with new, more inclusive web address

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has launched a new website at The new website includes much more information about the group’s programs and activities, including updates on brand-new programming and activities.

McIntyre among anti-gay bill sponsors

North Carolina’s U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, representing the state’s coastal 7th Congressional District, is one of only two Democrats co-sponsoring a bill that would grant religious organizations and individuals the right to ignore federal and other non-discrimination laws.

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Small changes, new content

Editor's Note

We’re making small changes here at qnotes, in our print edition and online. As we’ve done from time to time, these changes — some cosmetic, some editorial — are meant to serve you better.