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Queering the halls

Q-Notes' Back to School Guide for Queer Youth

It’s about that time. In another month or so, summer vacation will be coming to a close and you’ll be heading back to those hallowed halls of education. Homework, research reports, library studying and long nights at that computer doing research for the ungodly long essay exam. All that, on top of dealing with the …

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Hot weather, cool fashion

Now’s the time to ponder Fall and Winter trends

It’s 95 degrees outside. You’re sweating. It’s humid. The pool is still open. You might think it’s a tad bit early to be shopping for your Fall and Winter wear, but you really should think again. Fashion designers were looking at this year’s colors and trends as far back as two or three years ago. …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Slaying vampires and our hearts

The Small Screen

When I was 10, the WB premiered a new hit show, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” As an avid fan of “Dawson’s Creek,” I thought I would give it a try and I soon became hooked. After watching the show through Season 2, I became disillusioned, disinterested and indifferent after the death of my favorite character, …

Out in the Stars: July 12-25

Mars squares Pluto setting off a rash of rash actions. This may be a good thing if we are interested in changing the landscape and creating potholes. Errant bulldozer anyone? CANCER (06.22-07.23) If job related stresses come to a head, try taking some time off and avoiding any confrontation. Gay Crabs feel that they have …

Medical Wellness: The biology of love

Health and Wellness

Emotions are powerful. They can even change the physiological makeup of our bodies. The two most powerful emotional responses, love and fear, are particularly adept at creating physical responses within us that have ramifications throughout all aspects of our individual health and wellness and our interpersonal relationships. Love is life and that it is the …

How to tell your best friend, “You’re being cheated on?”

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, Everyone accept my best friend knows he’s being cheated on. Should I tell him or should I let him find out on his own? Either way he’s in for a big hurt! Burning Both Ends, Flint, Mich. Dear Burning, The question is not do you tell him, but rather, “How do you help …