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How to break the habit of ‘being shy’

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Dear Trinity, I recently started going out in the gay scene and really enjoy it. My preferred type is TV/TS. But when I see pretty drag queens at the bars, I’m too shy to approach them. What should I do? To Shy Charleston, W.Va. Dear To Shy, Shyness is your mind’s fear of being rejected. …

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Out in the Stars: May 31-June 13

Let’s welcome in June with a rush of retrograding “Outer”planets — Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter. They cajole us to upend the landscape and (hopefully) bring about meaningful change. Will you plant as you go or just toss around some mud? GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins are usually glib, chatty and flirtatious. But now, it is …

Revisiting the ‘Plague’

Today’s 25-year-olds never knew a world without internet or cell phone. They say they’ll “dial your number,” but they don’t know why. For them, David Letterman has always been on late-night TV and there has always been conflict in the Middle East. John Belushi was gone before they were born. So were Bob Marley, John …

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Ankle injuries most common ailment

Ankle injuries most common ailment

As the weather warms, amateur Michael Jordans, Alex Rodriguezes and Maria Sharapovas hit the courts, fields and driveways nationwide, with sunny days beckoning them to get out and play. But as the weather ushers in such sports as basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer, it brings with it ankle sprain season for both professionals and weekend …

Choo-choo anyone?

Group takes to the mountains for a fun excursion

ASHEVILLE — NC Outings, a lesbian social group, is planning an adventurous excursion to Bryson City on July 12 to ride on the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad and then raft down the Nantahala River afterwards. Participants should arrive at the depot at 8 a.m. in Bryson City. Return time is about 4 p.m. A catered …

It’s the Southern Queen, Comedy Scene

Leslie Jordan swings through the Carolinas in June and July

Roll out the pink carpet for a true Southern queen, y’all. The outrageously comedic Leslie Jordan is heading to the Carolinas for three hilarious evenings of reminiscences and observations about being a gay actor in Tinseltown since 1982. The stories are culled from Jordan’s new book, “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet.” The star is …

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Gold nugget found deep in Ozark mountains

Eclectic township rich in culture for LGBT travelers

Eureka Springs welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. Sometimes life takes hikers on trails that are remote, yet unexpectedly enchanting. This is certainly true when it comes to discovering the countryside in Carroll County, situated in the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Mountains. The real gem in this Central American state is the township of Eureka Springs, …

Ten Carolina vacation options

Gas is expensive. Really expensive. For those who would like to get away but find the costs of traveling too far from home prohibitive, or for those who would like to explore their home region more deeply, there are many options located within the Carolinas. Vacationers don’t need to look any further than their own …

How wrong are extra-marital affairs?

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Hello Trinity, The extra-marital affair I am having is starting to bring about many more problems than I could have ever imagined. I am not trying to hurt anyone. I am just trying to take care of my needs. What can I do now? Extra Troubles, Buffalo, N.Y. Hello Extra Troubles, Sometimes we find ourselves …

Gay travel association celebrates 25 years

Second annual LGBT travel survey planned

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) gathered here for it’s global conference the first weekend in May. The event commemorated 25 years of service to LGBT travelers across the world, while simultaneously celebrating the glory of its own success. With more than 430 registrations, IGLTA experienced a 67 percent …