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Push for DADT repeal gains muscle

House vet, Joint Chief speak out; opposition mobilizes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The battle over a possible repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy is heating up on Capitol Hill. During the first weekend of May, two Navy admirals, one retired and one the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke out on the issue of repealing the 1993 …

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Study: Gay youth want partners, kids

Relationship goals similar between gay, straight youth

NEW YORK, N.Y. — In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, social scientists have found that many lesbian and gay youth have expectations of spending their adult life in a long-term relationship raising children. More than 90 percent of females and more than 80 percent of males said they expect …

Out in the Stars: May 17-30

The Sun enters Gemini and gives us a rush of positive thoughts. Will you keep them to yourself or spray them around town? Light up the night with some sparkling ideas. TAURUS (04.21-05.21) There is something especially charming and disarming about queer Bulls right now. As the Sun enters Gemini, you seem to know just …

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The bisexual twist

The Small Screen

Being born in 1986, there was never a time in my life where MTV did not exist. Unlike my older relatives and friends, I don’t remember its debut — throughout my childhood, I grew up with specialty channel. I couldn’t wait for the new Mariah Carey video, the VMAs or the next episode of the …

Medical Wellness

Stressed out about stress

The word “stress” conjures negative images in most people’s minds. For good reason: Many types of stress are not only unpleasant, but they have been shown to adversely affect all the various modalities of health. Stress can cause a chain reaction that begins as physical or emotional harm, but which undermines psychological, social, financial, spiritual …

Tax refunds: Saving strategies to help avoid the ‘spring tax spending spree’

This is the time of year when many taxpayers rejoice. Those are the ones who have just received or are about to receive a refund check from the IRS. For many, it feels like a bonus. After all, in a sense it is “found money” that can be used any way they like. But there …

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Queer eye for poll time

Editor's Note

The North Carolina Primary has come and gone. The TV ads, the robo-calls and canvassers are things of the past. The candidates and their campaigns have, for the most part, packed up their bags and headed on to the next battleground. The next battleground!? Yes — you heard me correctly. The race for the White …

Gowns, greetings and a host of pageants galore!

Spring’s greetings, bois and gyrls! Here we are yet again to chit-chat about crowns and gowns and such. One of my favorite subjects, as you may well know — pageants! Speaking of, we’re off to a great start. Congrats are in order for Victoria Parker who recently won Miss NC FFI at Large in Hickory …

Polish priest calls for LGBT deaths

International News Notes

Polish priest calls for LGBT deaths KRAKOW, Poland — Father Rafal Trytek (pictured) has called for the deaths of LGBT people. “Homosexuals should be burned at the stakes, as in the Medieval Age. I hope that these beautiful days return to our great Poland.” These comments were made while the priest was surrounded by a …

Primetimers celebrates 15 years

NC News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 15 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 18. Primetimers meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church on Eastway Dr. The group has a bowling team, a theater group, and organizes game nights, one-day and weekend …