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QNotes – Page 396 – Gay Charlotte and LGBTQ Carolina News, Arts & Entertainment

Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when…

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “My woman and I broke up. It got so sour that we ended up in court. Now, she’s dissing my name all over town. How do I stay where I am ‘til all the gossip stops?”

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Creative Loafing pays tribute to Alan Poindexter

Alan Poindexter celebrated as award-winning actor

The city’s alternative newsweekly, Creative Loafing, and writer Perry Tannenbaum are paying special tribute to gay actor and director Alan Poindexter this week. Poindexter, 47, passed away on July 9.

Annual Charlotte Black Gay Pride gets underway today

Several events are scheduled to begin today in celebration of Charlotte Black Gay Pride. A community town hall, social mixers and a community expo are scheduled.

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Two gay men among 11 seeking Kinsey’s Council seat

If appointed, Charlotte City Council could have openly gay rep for one of city's most heavily LGBT-populated districts

Two gay men are among 11 citizens who have filed to replace current Mayor Patsy Kinsey in her former District 1 City Council seat.

N.C. attorney general won’t block ACLU marriage suit

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced his office will not block the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina’s move to challenge the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on marriage.

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Senate committee advances LGBT worker protections

N.C.'s Hagan votes in favor, Burr opposed

A U.S. Senate committee gave approval Wednesday to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill now heads to the full Senate.

Businesses, LGBT groups push for employment protections

Local advocates sense renewed focus on southern equality movement

Leaders from LGBT advocacy groups joined with representatives from regional and national businesses on Wednesday at a press conference highlighting the need for expanded employment protections for LGBT workers.