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Candidates on the Carolina stump; blogger calls out Kay Hagan

Briefly Political

Candidates on the Carolina stump CHARLOTTE — Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are campaigning across the state. On Mar. 19 Obama stopped in Fayetteville, home to Fort Bragg, and the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, Obama’s remarks focused mainly on the nation’s prolonged presence in Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations. “In order …

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Are timeshares worth your time?

Money Matters

We commonly read about wealthy celebrities having vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado, on a tropical island or in the French Riviera. Who doesn’t dream of owning a little slice of vacation luxury? It is a wonderful ideal to aim for, but your heart can overrule your head. More Americans have made the leap …

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban

Global News Notes

Thai Red Cross ends blood ban BANGKOK, Thailand — Activists have succeeded in their bid to amend the screening form required for blood donation. To date, questions on the form have asked about high-risk sexual behavior, but only related to same-sex behavior, and all gay men have been prohibited from donating. The questions will be …

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Army OKs criminals, but not gays; Gov. stands up for equality

National News Notes

Army OKs criminals, but not gays WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Apr. 7 edition of USA Today featured a report on the rising percentage of Army recruits needing a waiver to join the service because of a past criminal record. The article stated that the percentage has more than doubled since 2004 to an unprecedented one …

Out in the Stars: April 19-May 3

The Sun moves into sexy Taurus as Venus enters randy Aries. The floodgates open and unleash a rush of love. Be bold, be beautiful, be ready — but don’t behave. ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams are seeking quality in any form and turn their attention to the bottom line when Sun enters Taurus. Spending your pennies …

Behind the macho mask

Gay therapist speaks out against homonegativity

Most men experience pressure to be “all man.” Except no one’s really sure of what it means to be a man. Being a man in Europe is different than being a man in America. Even here in the U.S., being a man in L.A. is different than being a man in New York. Heck, even …

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Para Todos

Olaf de Fleur premiado con un Teddy en la Berlinale Olaf de Fleur, su nombre verdadero es Ólafur Jóhannesson, es un director y productor de películas islandés. Estudió Física en Reykjavík, graduándose en el 2005. Desde entonces ha participado en muchas películas, incluyendo también documentales para la gran pantalla. Después de trabajar dos años en …

Being single: A time to develop yourself?

Dear Trinity, Why are some of us cursed with being forever single while everyone else gets to be in love or married? Doesn’t being single just suck? Help, Forever Single, St. Louis, Mo. Dear Forever Single, If you look real closely at people in love you’ll notice plenty of troubled moments hidden in between public …

More than entertained

The Small Screen

I know I’m fortunate to be in a generation where LGBTQ mediums are more accessible than in the past, but I am also critical of the images, the products and messages sent out through them. Like every favorite television show of mine, I have praises and criticisms of these shows; “The L Word” is no …

‘Sordid Lives’ to premiere in July

LOGO series an off-shoot of hit play, film

The LGBT-focused LOGO television network has announced a July 23 premiere date for “Sordid Lives: The Series.” Like the 1996 play and 2000 film of the same name, “Sordid Lives: The Series,” is created, written and directed by Del Shores and stars Bonnie Bedelia (“Die Hard,” “The Division”), Beth Grant (“No Country for Old Men,” …