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Science, education and LGBT involvement

The annual ScienceOnline conference is being held this week in Raleigh. Today, at 2:30 p.m., North Carolina State University GLBT Center Director Justine Hollingshead, pictured right, will participate in a conversation on science education and LGBT involvement. From the panel description: – – – advertisement – – – Online minority science writers, i.e. historically from …

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Bible-minded cities: Four Carolinas markets make top 25

A hat-tip to The Charlotte Observer‘s religion reporter, Tim Funk, who brings us this tid-bit of news: The American Bible Society has released a ranking of the most “Bible-minded cities” in America. According to Funk, the rankings were weighted by locals’ regular Bible-reading habits. – – – advertisement – – – Four Carolinas markets came in …

Calling local young professionals! Be featured in QNotes!

In April, qnotes will debut our first “Queen City Creatives” issue, profiling 6-8 successful LGBT young leaders and young professionals. We’re reaching out to our readers and asking for your suggestions and nominations. – – – advertisement – – – What we’re looking for: 1. Locals in the greater Charlotte area and greater Raleigh-Durham area …

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A new generation fights for broader inclusion

The New York Times ran a significant piece this week on young adults and those seeking to push for broader inclusion in the LGBT community. Entitled “Generation LGBTQIA,” the write-up by reporter Michael Schulman delves into the lives and thoughts of a slew of young people, mostly freshman from the University of Pennsylvania. What does …

New Bern lesbian couple handed letter of condemnation by restaurant owner

A lesbian couple living in New Bern, N.C., had just finished their meal at the Stingray Cafe in downtown New Bern when they say the restaurant’s owner handed them a letter condemning them. TV station WCTI 12 reported the story yesterday, which restaurant owner Ed McGovern confirmed he provided the hand-written letter to married couple …

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Update: California Boy Scout won’t receive Eagle

Update, Jan. 9, 2013, 2:41 p.m.: According to ABC News, Ryan Andresen will not be granted the Eagle Scout rank, national Boy Scouts of America officials said. Read more at ABC News… Original report: – – – advertisement – – – California gay Boy Scout Ryan Andresen made national headlines last year, even appearing on …

Gayest Cities? This year, not in the Carolinas…

The Advocate released their 2013 “Gayest Cities in America” today. The annual listing has plenty of fans and its fair share of critics, especially considering the publications sometimes humorous and self-admittedly “totally subjective and constantly changing” criteria.