free hit counters
QNotes – Page 883 – Gay Charlotte and LGBTQ Carolina News, Arts & Entertainment

Pride Week events

Wednesday, July 23 Documentary Film Viewing: ‘Southern Comfort’ “Southern Comfort” is the moving, true story of Robert Eads, a transgender man living in rural Georgia dealing with health care discrimination, but also finding love and support from his close-knit group of friends. This unforgettable film won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival …

- - - advertisement - - -

Charlotte, Raleigh among top 10 ‘Gay Ghettos’

N.C. cities were cited for their thriving arts and business climate

CHARLOTTE — Two North Carolina cities have been named in an annual list of the top 10 “Gay Ghettos” in the U.S. Compiled by the owners of, the list is topped by a two-way tie between Atlanta, Ga., and Portland, Ore. Charlotte comes in at third, with Raleigh ranked fourth in a tie with …

Brian Viglione gets all dolled up

Straight drummer flaunts his feminine side with The Dresden Dolls

Since forming in Boston in 2001, The Dresden Dolls have continually blurred the lines between rock and cabaret in their music, and between concert performances and live theater onstage. The duo of Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano) and Brian Viglione (drums, vocals) describe their unusual style as “Brechtian punk cabaret.” The music is dredged from the …

- - - advertisement - - -

Jay Brannan: Self-made music man

‘Shortbus’ star releases his anticipated debut album — on his own terms

Prepping to do an interview with singer/songwriter Jay Brannan is easy. Anything you need to know about him, he puts right out there. His website offers his bio, a blog and his homemade music videos that have made him a grassroots YouTube success. As a musician, he’s self-taught and self-made and his forthcoming debut album, …

Para Todos: Spain’s Manhunt man

Manhunt eligió al chico más guapo para el Orgullo de Madrid

Pedro Campos es la nueva cara de para representar a la web en la Gay Pride de Madrid. Durante las últimas semanas el equipo de ha organizado el primer certamen de belleza “Mr. Manhunt Orgullo.” La página de contactos gay lanzó una cacería a nivel nacional por los 10 chicos más guapos de …

Carolinas see black rainbow

S.C. Black Pride ‘one big family’

The S.C. Black Pride Committee – – – advertisement – – – COLUMBIA — As five days of South Carolina Black Pride came to an end with an awards ceremony on June 29, Ra’Shawn Flournoy was glowing with excitement. “It was phenomenal, seeing the love,” Flournoy said, as he tried to describe his feelings during …

- - - advertisement - - -

A truly beautiful tragedy

Editor's Note

Hardcore. Metal. Punk. Emo. Indie. I don’t know what the differences are between these music styles — hell, I grew up listening to Country and Southern Gospel. But, I can say without the tiniest doubt that some of the absolutely fabulous band members in these genres are among the hottest creations on God’s green earth. …

Activism before Stonewall

Early LGBT activists had their work cut out for them

Frank Kameny holds one of his many protest signs from the 1950s and 1960s. Much of his personal collection is now housed by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The time before the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 are usually referred to as “Pre-Stonewall,” a time when being “out” as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or …

Time Out Youth CEO resigns

Board will be ‘deliberate’ in search for new agency head

CHARLOTTE — Time Out Youth CEO Janine K. Eustache resigned her position with the support and advocacy organization for LGBT and questioning youth on June 17. – – – advertisement – – – Her departure came three days after a Q-Notes investigative article revealed serious allegations by ex-interns and youth members suggesting the agency’s leader …

Do not forget Helms’ real legacy

Guest Commentary

It was a bit stunning to wake on Friday, July 4 and read that former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms was dead. My first thought was, finally. My second thought was, look at the misery this one man caused in the course of his 30 years in U.S. Senate. And, finally, I cried. Not for …



For over 30 years, our reporting has been supported by tens of thousands of readers and advertisers throughout North and South Carolina. Now we’re asking for your support.

During this time of crisis local newspapers are needed now more than ever. But since we solely rely on advertisers for our income we expect to be hit hard. We’re asking our readers to chip in whatever they can to help qnotes stay in business.

Please help us to continue giving you the news and viewpoints you deserve, stories written by and for the LGBTQ community. Each contribution is valuable – even $1.

Donate today