free hit counters
QNotes – Page 394 – Gay Charlotte and LGBTQ Carolina News, Arts & Entertainment

DNC city expenses: At least $1.1 million to companies without LGBT employee protections

Commentary: City Council should amend and implement LGBT-inclusive contracting, purchasing policies, ordinances

How many of the companies who benefited from the $50 million in city DNC expenses have employment non-discrimination policies that match the city’s? How much money landed in the hands of companies who practice — or, at the very least, refuse to prohibit — the types of discrimination the city itself says is wrong?

Pride: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Organizers dish on the meaning, purpose of Pride

The world was an unfriendly place for LGBT people in June 1969. Late that month, some folks were fed up with how they were being treated.

Pride: Our Roots

A brief timeline of Pride’s birth and its history

The birth of our modern-day LGBT civil rights movement is largely credited to the spontaneous riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 and the resulting media coverage and community galvanization it spurred.

Pride: 2013 Season

Local and national events from now through the fall

All across the region and the U.S., Pride season takes off with a flourish of events to satisfy everyone’s palette.

City manager attends forum

Transit issues, LGBT inclusion discussed

The Queen City’s newly-installed city manager, Ron Carlee, attended a public forum with leaders of the LGBT community on May 23.

Scholarships awarded

Five students receive college funds

Local students Sam Tarleton, Cameron McBee, Londyn Marshall, Melissa Black and Natalie Martinez have each been awarded funds to assist in their college education.

Pride: Still so much more than a party

Editor's Note

Each June, the LGBT community commemorates one of its most defining historical moments. National LGBT Pride Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate our history and what we’ve accomplished.