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Southern Law Center reviews year of hate

Number of U.S. hate groups rose to 888 in ’07

The seal of one hate group associated with the KKK, based in North Carolina. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) profiles a year of hate groups’ actions in the latest issue of The Intelligence Report, the organization’s quarterly investigative news magazine monitoring the radical right. In a feature article on the rising …

Moore, Democrats top ENC 2008 endorsements

Organization announces new state employment protections

Citing his support of employment non-discrimination, EqualityNC endorsed Treasurer Richard Moore in North Carolina’s gubernatorial Democratic primary. RALEIGH — In the first two weeks of April, Equality North Carolina (ENC), the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, released endorsements for seven legislative primary races and six executive contests including the governor’s office. The endorsements, released under ENC’s …

Primary Concerns

Over the last few weeks, we have been contacted by numerous parties representing the Democratic presidential contenders. They want to know if Q-Notes is making an endorsement for the upcoming N.C. primary, slated for May 6, and, if so, whether we are supporting Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama. We’ve basically stalled them, waiting …

Day of Silence sparks outcry

Carolina conservatives gear up to protest gay students

REGIONAL — On Friday, Apr. 25, thousands of LGBT and straight ally students in the Carolinas and across the U.S. will participate in the National Day of Silence, a day-long vow of silence to represent how LGBT people are forced to live invisible lives. In response, national right-wing groups including the American Family Association (AFA) …

A short walk, but a long history

AIDS Walk fundraisers have been crucial to the cause

No matter what the weather, AIDS Walk participants keep going to raise necessary funds for the cause. While it would be difficult to overstate the importance of AIDS Walk fundraisers in the battle against HIV and AIDS, the events themselves couldn’t be much simpler. Participants solicit donations from family and friends before gathering together on …

Charlotte Fine Art Show includes LGBT photographers

Same-sex couple looks to nature for inspiration and bonding

Artistic and life partners Scott Hinkle and Joe Wilcox collaborate extensively, each looking for details the other might miss to create their vivid and uplifting floral images. The inaugural Charlotte Fine Art Show is coming to the Carolinas on May 10 and 11. Setting up shop in the Merchandise Mart will be 125 of the …

Artists sought; Boone Pride; and bullying survey

N.C. News Notes

Charlotte Singers, musicians, spoken word artists sought CHARLOTTE — Pride Charlotte 2008 is looking for LGBT and supportive established acoustic-style performers (vocal, instrumental, and spoken word) to perform on the Community Stage (a second smaller stage) at its annual event on July 26 at Gateway Village in Uptown Charlotte. They are looking for local and …

Half-time, or lessons learned

Editor's Note

Honestly, it doesn’t feel like six months have already come and gone since I moved to Charlotte. Halfway through my first year here, and only a fraction of the way through the time I hope to live in the beautiful Queen City, I find myself looking back and wondering, “Where the hell did the time …

It’s raining pageants everywhere!

Drag Rag

Oh my gosh, kids, I don’t know where to begin! I have so much info to spread around that I don’t know if we can fit it all in this time. Seriously! I’ll start off with a correction to the Mar. 22 issue when I mentioned the benefit in Miami. The “drag connection” was totally …