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Gay VP of PETA makes coffee talk with Q-Notes

exQlusive When deciding on a meeting place for our interview, animal rights activist Dan Mathews and I first considered one of those ubiquitous corporate coffee shops. (You know — the ones that are so plentiful they need not be named because you can probably see one or two of them from whatever window is nearest …

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Bear-ing it all in concert

Bearapalooza music fest hits Raleigh May 11

Two North Carolina artists will be the featured performers at Bearapalooza at Raleigh’s The View and Legends on May 11. The first-time event will bring together gay male artists from around the country for a concert filled with the sounds of country, jazz, pop, blues, rock and gospel. Bearapalooza started six years ago in Tennessee …

Spirituality: Spring into the labyrinth

Health and Wellness

Throughout the world there are religions that celebrate the arrival of spring as a time of renewal. It is easy to understand why this season inspires awe in our spirits: In places where there are four distinct seasons, spring is the time when the world seems to burst into green, life and light after months …

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Out on DVD: Surveillance 24/7

Tom Harper and Sean Brenden Brosnan star in ‘Surveillance 24/7.’ A hot leading man and an intriguing premise make the gay paranoid thriller “Surveillance 24/7” watchable, but just barely. An inconsistent style and a script that contradicts itself make the British film more confusing than suspenseful. Tom Harper, a hottie in the Colin Farrell mold, …

Sizzling summer fashion

Whether at the pool, beach or the club, this season’s hot-off-the-runway fashion is sure to make all those P-Town gay boys jump for joy. Whether you’re looking for the sexiest swimwear or that perfect night-on-the-town look, Q-Notes has your Sizzling Summer Fashion Guide ready and waiting. Swimwear Forget the long trunks boys. We want to …

Great Dame: The return of Shirley Bassey

Audiophile

You wouldn’t expect a song from a 70-year-old artist to be ripping up the club — but, there it is. As I write this, septagenarian Dame Shirley Bassey is at number three (with a bullet) on the “Billboard” Hot Dance Club Play chart with a cover of Pink’s “Get The Party Started.” Once you get …

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PlanetOut to sell Advocate, Out mags to here! Networks, Regent

Strapped LGBT company chops off its publishing arm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After weeks of rumors, PlanetOut Inc. has announced it will sell its magazine and book publishing divisions to here! Networks. Included in the deal are nationally-respected LGBT news magazine The Advocate and popular lifestyle/entertainment monthly Out. The deal between the two companies was announced Apr. 9 after PlanetOut signed a letter …

Are timeshares worth your time?

Money Matters

We commonly read about wealthy celebrities having vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado, on a tropical island or in the French Riviera. Who doesn’t dream of owning a little slice of vacation luxury? It is a wonderful ideal to aim for, but your heart can overrule your head. More Americans have made the leap …

Out in the Stars: April 19-May 3

The Sun moves into sexy Taurus as Venus enters randy Aries. The floodgates open and unleash a rush of love. Be bold, be beautiful, be ready — but don’t behave. ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams are seeking quality in any form and turn their attention to the bottom line when Sun enters Taurus. Spending your pennies …

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Olaf de Fleur premiado con un Teddy en la Berlinale Olaf de Fleur, su nombre verdadero es Ólafur Jóhannesson, es un director y productor de películas islandés. Estudió Física en Reykjavík, graduándose en el 2005. Desde entonces ha participado en muchas películas, incluyendo también documentales para la gran pantalla. Después de trabajar dos años en …