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Gay Iranian wins asylum in U.K.

International News Notes

LONDON, England — As a follow-up to a story previously reported in Q-Notes, Mehdi Kazemi, a 19-year-old Iranian exile in the U.K., has won his bid for asylum. Kazemi feared he would be executed if forced to return to Iran after hearing that his former partner had been tried for sodomy and hanged. Kazemi was …

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It’s the Southern Queen, Comedy Scene

Leslie Jordan swings through the Carolinas in June and July

Roll out the pink carpet for a true Southern queen, y’all. The outrageously comedic Leslie Jordan is heading to the Carolinas for three hilarious evenings of reminiscences and observations about being a gay actor in Tinseltown since 1982. The stories are culled from Jordan’s new book, “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet.” The star is …

Group rallies to support Irmo GSA, demand principal firing

Originally posted: May 26, 2008, 4:20 p.m. Updated: May 27, 2008, 12:20 p.m. IRMO, S.C. — Members of SC Equality rallied in front of Dutch Fork High School last night to demand Lexington-Richland School District 5 immediately fire Irmo High School Principal Eddie Walker or force his immediate resignation. The school board met last night …

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SC Equality pushes for principal’s termination

Principal Eddie Walker issued resignation over gay club

Updated: May 22, 2008, 5:40 p.m. EST Irmo High School Principal Eddie Walker (left) stands with a community member and students IRMO, S.C. — The principal of Irmo High School, located just minutes to the northwest of Columbia, announced to the school today his intentions to resign at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. …

Greensboro leader charged with embezzling sales tax

John Johnson a former board member and officer of Triad LGBT non-profit

John Worth Johnson (Credit: N.C. Department of Revenue) GREENSBORO, N.C. — The former manager of the Biltmore Greensboro Hotel and a former officer on the board of directors of Alternative Resources of the Triad/OutGreensboro.com, was charged Tuesday with one count of embezzling state sales tax and one count of embezzling Guilford County sales tax. John …

Hundreds turn out for Kennedy one year vigil

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Friday, May 16, 2008 hundreds of LGBT and straight ally community members turned out at Main Street Plaza to celebrate the life of openly gay college student Sean Kennedy, slain in an anti-gay hate crime May 16, 2007. The crowd joined Kennedy’s mother, Elke Kennedy, in remembering the life and spirit …

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Gold nugget found deep in Ozark mountains

Eclectic township rich in culture for LGBT travelers

Eureka Springs welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. Sometimes life takes hikers on trails that are remote, yet unexpectedly enchanting. This is certainly true when it comes to discovering the countryside in Carroll County, situated in the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Mountains. The real gem in this Central American state is the township of Eureka Springs, …

Ten Carolina vacation options

Gas is expensive. Really expensive. For those who would like to get away but find the costs of traveling too far from home prohibitive, or for those who would like to explore their home region more deeply, there are many options located within the Carolinas. Vacationers don’t need to look any further than their own …

AIDS agencies rely on comfort food

Dinner fundraisers fuel the battle against HIV

Most people have heard the term “comfort food” before. It’s usually used to describe edibles that evoke childhood happiness and security. In other words, the stuff mom used to make: meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, scratch biscuits, apple crumble and the like. Here in the South we take comfort food to another level, because …