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Beyond the Carolinas – Page 18 – QNotes

Olympic freeskier and X Games star Gus Kenworthy comes out as gay

Olympic medalist and X Games star Gus Kenworthy has come out, making him the first openly gay action sports athlete. The freeskier told ESPN that he started coming out to family and close friends two years ago, and now feels that it is time to be open with the world. In a feature for ESPN The …

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U.S./World: Southern belle chimes in on Kim Davis

Beyond the Carolinas

Hannah Roberts, aka Miss Mississippi, is a biochemistry graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, and she recently lit up social media after throwing a bit of Southern-style shade at Rowan County clerk Kim Davis during the Sept. 13 finals of the Miss America contest.

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U.S./World: Ashley Madison leak puts gay lives at risk

Beyond the Carolinas

The Independent reports that some gay users of the Ashley Madison website are now fearing for their lives, since the hack exposes the names and locations of users living in countries where homosexuality is illegal and, in some cases, punishable by death.

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U.S./World: New bishop elected

Beyond the Carolinas

Bishop Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina made history when he was chosen as the Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop at its general convention held in late June.