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Michigan LGBT leader coming to N.C.

Triangle Foundation’s Sean Kosofsky is moving to Raleigh

DETROIT, Mich. — In April of 1997, Sean Kosofsky was a recent graduate of Oakland University with a degree in political science. On the 23rd day of that month, something happened that charted his course for the next 11-and-a-half years. He stood with Lynne Martinez, then a Michigan state representative, and Jeffrey Montgomery, then executive …

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Time Out Youth: Adding insult to injury

Staff Editorial

[Note: Editor Matt Comer was not involved in the writing of this editorial. — Assoc. Ed.] Since its founding in 1991, Time Out Youth (TOY) has been one of the Charlotte LGBT community’s most important organizations and one of its finest resources. Thousands of LGBT and questioning youth have been guided through the challenging process …

Seen by Q: S.C. Gay & Lesbian Business Guild

Guild President Chuck Archie (left) and board member Chris Ray (right) present Pat Patterson with the Dan Burch Volunteer of the Year Award. – – – advertisement – – –

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Talk of murder

General Gayety

The leader of The Gambia delivered a lulu of a speech recently. President Yahya Jammeh said he intends to behead gays. Not the finest policy statement I’ve ever heard. – – – advertisement – – – Speaking at a political rally, President Jammeh announced gay people had 24 hours to leave the West African nation, …

My life on the ‘T’ list

The following was submitted by a Q-Notes reader who wishes to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the information he shares. At the beginning of December 2006, I was in perfect health. Looking forward to Christmas and the New Year, I was working hard, playing hard and hanging out with friends and a …

LGBT youth group CEO under scrutiny

Critics charge that Time Out Youth is moving in the wrong direction

Is this the future of Time Out Youth under its current leadership Ed. Note: In keeping with Time Out Youth’s policy of confidentiality for youth members, Q-Notes has chosen to withhold the names of youth quoted as sources in this story. Individual youth are identified as “Youth A,” “Youth B,” etc. Some of the youth …

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S.C. passes hospital visitation rights

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Wednesday evening, Gov. Mark Sanford (R) signed into legislation a bill protecting same-sex couples’ rights to hospital visitation. The law, an amendment to SC Code section 62-5-504(E), provides that a person who possesses a valid health care power of attorney form will be permitted hospital visitation. North Carolina took similar steps …

ENC welcomes community organizer

Rebecca Mann will be based out of Raleigh and High Point

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization is welcoming a new staff member. Rebecca Mann, pictured right, is joining Equality North Carolina as the group’s first full-time Community Organizer. As a part of her duties, Mann will work with communities across the state to build support for progressive legislation that includes protections on …

Gay Dems win in S.C. primary

Akers, Ketner now face November battles

GREENVILLE/CHARLESTON, S.C. — On Tuesday, two openly gay candidates sailed to victory in their respective South Carolina primaries. Real estate agent James Akers, Jr. won his primary for a seat on the conservative Greenville County Council and Linda Ketner won in her bid to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Henry Brown of the 1st Congressional District. …