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Pride in Rugby

QNotes’ 2019 Organization of the Year Brings the Community Together

Each year, qnotes selects a person or organization that is benefitting the LGBTQ community through service or by breaking down barriers in the region. This year, we chose The Charlotte Royals which was founded on the idea to foster a supportive environment where gay and bisexual men and their straight allies can learn and play the sport of rugby.

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2019: The Year In Review

News and Stories from Across the Nation

Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.

Friends and Family We Lost

In Memoriam: 2019

During 2019, the LGBTQ community, both locally and nationally, said goodbye to a number of individuals who touched our lives in different ways.

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Stonewall Anniversary Sheds New Light On Old History

Stonewall 50 Retrospective

On June 30th in New York City, after a weeklong abundance of celebrations, rallies and worldwide media attention, a group of longtime LGBTQ activists marched down Fifth Avenue carrying a banner that read: “Gay Liberation Front: First To March.”

East meets West in the Alamo City

Queer Travelogue: San Antonio Winter Escape

San Antonio makes for a perfect winter getaway. Temperatures stay mild, and the historic city offers plenty to do complete with a great LGBTQ nightlife scene with all the bars except one located close together on Main St.

Fish Oil Supplements

Health & Wellness: Environmentally Unsustainable and Ineffective

I don’t generally promote supplements. Most of them play to specific, isolated points of medical research to serve as a magic pill.

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‘Me’

Out in Print

On and off through most of his life, Elton John had a tumultuous relationship with his mother. She was sometimes angry, sometimes abusive, rarely loving, but she did one important thing for him: she introduced him to Elvis Presley music.

Young, Gifted and Gay!

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: “I’m writing to you because I’m 18, gay and live in a small town. There’s not a lot for me to do. It seems that if you’re not of drinking age or live in a big city, you’re considered a gay outcast. Sometimes, I think there’s no place for me! Help!”

Candy-colored Christmas

An Interview with Randy Rainbow

Look out Mariah Carey! Randy Rainbow has released a Christmas album that rivals yours. “Hey Gurl, It’s Christmas” (Broadway Records) has everything you want to unwrap in a Randy Rainbow holiday recording.

Orgs share their holiday wish lists

Items Cover Broad Range of Needs

This year, qnotes compiled a list of several organizations’ holiday wish lists. Readers are encouraged to contribute when appropriate to these groups whose work would be enhanced by contributions received.