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Triad HRC heads back to school

Health fair also planned

GREENSBORO/WINSTON-SALEM — The Triad Steering Committee of the national Human Rights Campaign will be holding three community events this month. Two back to school parties, one in Winston-Salem and one in Greensboro, are designed to welcome new and returning LGBT college students and their allies back into the academic year. A third event will be …

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Raleigh man pleads guilty to HIV health law violation

Gay DJ at clubs in Raleigh, Wilmington accused of willfully exposing others

RALEIGH — A gay, 23-year-old man received a suspended 45-day jail sentence, 30 months of probation and a $300 fine, plus court costs, after pleading guilty Aug. 22 to charges stemming from violations of North Carolina’s public health laws relating to the spread of HIV. Joshua Waldon Weaver, a DJ at clubs in Raleigh and …

Replacements to hold fundraising yard sale

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte QC calls it quits CHARLOTTE — TheQC, based on Carolina Rainbow News (CRN), has decided to “stop before it got going,” said Publisher Jeff Schmehl. Citing the lack of time, energy and financial support, the listserv battled against a plethora of other web alternatives. Schmehl had a successful run between 1997-2004 with CRN, when …

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S.C. paper says ‘No way’ to ‘So gay’ Broadway

COLUMBIA — When Michael Bailey set out to place small classified-type advertising for his company’s new production and its casting calls, he hardly thought he’d soon find himself embroiled in a controversy over “community concerns.” The production, “Naked Boys Singing,” has been well-received internationally and at home, after being performed on and off Broadway for …

Gay Obama site launched, D.C. lands soccer tourney

National News Notes

Gay Obama supporters launch site PORTLAND, Ore. — LGBT supporters of Sen. Barack Obama for president have launched an online community portal for information and discussion about the campaign and easy to use tools for getting involved. The website,, is the brainchild of longtime gay activist and Democratic Party loyalist Terry Bean. “After devouring …

Olympics not good for LGBT people, gay handshake spreads disease?

Global News Notes

Olympics not good for LGBT people BEIJING, China — During the preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing was given a massive overhaul. Streets were widened and buildings were demolished. All the construction happened at the expense of many residents and businesses. It is widely known that China used the Olympics in an attempt to …

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Guild presents Don King Awards

Six are awarded in annual ceremony

(left to right) Tom Feldman (Tyvola Design), Rabbi Judy Schindler, Kelly Doherty, Rev. Debbie Warren, Frank Kalian. Missing is Dr. Stephen Shoemaker. CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) presented its 2008 Don King Awards on Aug. 19, at its monthly meeting at the VanLandingham Estate. The Don King Awards were named in honor of …

AIDS Quilt heads to Western NC

WNCAP brings famed memorial to Asheville

The AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in October 1996. Photo Credit: The AIDS Memorial Quilt, The Names Project Foundation, 2006. ASHEVILLE — This December will mark the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an annual memorial and action day observed on Dec. 1 and set aside to remember …

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is McCain VP pick

Palin opposed marriage equality, supported partner benefits

On Aug. 29, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his pick for vice president. The announcement was received with concern by the LGBT community and pro-choice advocates. Palin’s record as governor of the nation’s most northerly state and her record on such hot button issues as marriage equality and …

LGBT leaders say ‘Go Joe!’

Announcement of Dem VP candidate met with praise

Sen. Joe Biden has been tapped by presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama to fill the second slot on the 2008 Democratic ticket. The selection was announced Aug. 23 to generally favorable reviews from Democratic leaders, pundits and the Party rank and file.