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Homos for hydrogen – gays take a test drive

As fuel prices creep higher and higher, consumers are becoming more educated on alternative modes of transportation and alternative fuels. One you may have heard a lot about but think you’ll never see is hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. They are a long way off but a few manufacturers have fleets of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles …

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St. John’s MCC scores with Bakker booking

Enthusiastic community response forces move to larger venue

RALEIGH — St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church is preparing for “Bakker Mania.” Since the LGBT and allied congregation announced that Jay Bakker, son of PTL Club founders Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner, would speak at their church on Sept. 28, the response has been so great that worship leaders have decided to …

High school drama, new play debuts in August

Charlotte's Yellow Bird Theatre to produce LGBT-themed plays

CHARLOTTE — Yellow Bird Theatre, a new Charlotte theater company created with a focus on LGBT issues, will premiere its first production, “Play on Words,” on Aug. 8. Founded by Greensboro College sophomore Benjamin Brian McCarthy, who is also directing “Play on Words,” Yellow Bird is almost entirely student-run and managed. In the production, actors …

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Physical Fitness: The seven paths of yoga

Health and Wellness

I was greatly upset recently by a report on Yahoo! that said there has been an alarming increase in injuries associated with the practice of Yoga in the U.S. It turns out that strained muscles, slipped discs and even strokes have become far too common because of poor instruction from under-trained instructors, unsafe conditions/environments and …

Crape Myrtle Festival continues to help

Events include performances, club parties, annual gala

Celebrating more than 25 years of vibrancy, fun and charitable giving, the annual Crape Myrtle Festival returned to Raleigh July 17-26. Created in 1981, the festival is the oldest AIDS-related fundraiser in the Southeast. Through its yearly events and galas, over $1 million has been raised for AIDS service organizations (ASOs) statewide. The history In …

Out in the Stars: July 26-August 9

Sometimes our best laid plans take an unexpected turn. Expect to spin in these new circles as we enter August and the Sun opposes Neptune and Uranus. If you are intent on following your dreams, don’t be surprised to find yourself wafted on clouds. Happy landings! LEO (07.24-08.23) Proud Lions will have to find the …

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Get your kids excited about the Fall election

Innovative ideas to engage your youth

When kids head back to school this year, there will be a special buzz in the air — the election of the 44th president of the United States. An election year is the perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to engage kids in meaningful conversations about everything from how we elect our nation’s leaders to …

Great Scot! It’s a garden party

The Big Screen

Welcome to ‘Scot’-land The first gay-themed film to be endorsed by a major sports league, and set to open at Outfest 2008 in Los Angeles, Calif., has been acquired for theatrical distribution by here! Films and its subsidiary Regent Releasing. “Breakfast With Scot,” a family comedy directed by Laurie Lynd, tells the story of a …

Just because everyone says you’re an addict, are you?

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, My partner says I’m an addict and need help. If I drink a lot but have a good handle on my life, am I still an addict? Addict With A Handle, Palm Springs, Calif. Dear Addict With A Handle, Most everyone is addicted to something. But as time passes most people can’t recognize …

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 …