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Faculty members debate Boy Scout donations

College of Charleston professors at opposing ends of debate

CHARLESTON — Two College of Charleston faculty members are speaking out on opposite ends of the debate over support for the Boy Scouts of America. On Oct. 20, a letter was sent to college faculty announcing the school’s upcoming plans for a United Way fundraiser, according to The Charleston City Paper’s Press Time blog and …

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Jason & deMarco
— This is love

Duo will sing to ‘Stop The Hate’ at Nov. 7 concert in Charlotte

The Great Smoky Mountains are a world away from the Great Plains, but the prairie is nonetheless on the minds of popular vocal duo Jason & deMarco while they grab a few days rest in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The reason is because the musical and life partners have agreed to headline a benefit concert in Charlotte …

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Veterans’ Affairs

For Navy officers Albert and Robert, being gay at sea wasn’t the fantasy that porn directors like Chi Chi LaRue made it out to be. But, even though the guys weren’t exactly swabbing each other’s poop decks in the galley, they still fell in love. And now, after leaving the service, life is imitating lascivious …

Carolina winter getaways

Looking for a winter escape? Stay home and have fun for cheap

The economic downturn’s got everyone buckling down and saving money, but the holiday season is quickly approaching. Besides shelling out the cash for gifts and home decor, many folks will be figuring out how to spend wisely when it comes to their winter sight-seeing and fun. Here’s a few winter and holiday escapes right here …

House arrest for gay DJ’s second HIV violation

Raleigh man admits to failing to use condom, violating probation

Joshua Waldon Weaver – – – advertisement – – – RALEIGH — A gay disc jockey in Raleigh originally convicted of violating HIV infection regulations in August has been placed on house arrest after admitting he broke probation orders in early October. On Sept. 6, Q-Notes reported that Joshua Waldon Weaver, 23, who works in …

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Carolinas leaders fail on LGBT issues

HRC Scorecard ranks U.S. House, Senate members

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization released its 110th Congressional Scorecard on Oct. 22 revealing an average failing grade for members of the U.S. House and Senate from the Carolinas. The average Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Congressional Scorecard ranking for members of the U.S. House from the Carolinas was 30. Close to two-thirds …

Butting heads

Stop the Hate Matthew Shepard Concert and training to compete with anti-gay leaders, speakers at Christian conference

– – – advertisement – – – CHARLOTTE — Come Friday, Nov. 7, the City of Charlotte will play host to two large-scale events diametrically opposed to each other. On one side of town, Hickory Grove Baptist Church will kick off their National Conference on Christian Apologetics featuring some of the most infamous anti-gay leaders …

Gay rights on lockdown

An inmate details his ongoing court battle with the N.C. Dept. of Corrections

[Ed. Note: Joseph Urbaniak, an inmate at Harnett Correctional Institution in Lillington, N.C., is the plaintiff in a pending lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Corrections to secure the right of LGBT prisoners to possess non-sexual, LGBT-themed books, newspapers and magazines. In this exclusive feature, he gives his account of the circumstances that precipitated this …

Raleigh HIV case warrants news coverage

Staff Editorial

Since the publication of our Oct. 23 web story “Gay DJ put on house arrest for second HIV violation,” Q-Notes has received some pointed criticism. We welcome this exchange of ideas and want our readers to know the reasons we decided to publish the story online, why a version appears in this issue and how …



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