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Gay living center underway

Global News Notes

Gay living center underway COLOGNE — A multigenerational gay living center is under construction in this German city. Organizers claim it will be a first of its kind living center in which a variety of LGBT and straight families will live together. Several cities around the world are now home to elderly care and retirement …

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Majority support marriage rights

National News Notes

Trailblazing politician has died ST. PAUL, Minn. — Allan Spear, the first openly gay state legislator to serve in the nation, has died at age 71. Spear was a Minnesota State Senator for nearly 30 years, and served as Senate president for eight of them. Spear’s public declaration of his sexual orientation made national headlines. …

Faculty members debate Boy Scout donations

College of Charleston professors at opposing ends of debate

CHARLESTON — Two College of Charleston faculty members are speaking out on opposite ends of the debate over support for the Boy Scouts of America. On Oct. 20, a letter was sent to college faculty announcing the school’s upcoming plans for a United Way fundraiser, according to The Charleston City Paper’s Press Time blog and …

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House arrest for gay DJ’s second HIV violation

Raleigh man admits to failing to use condom, violating probation

Joshua Waldon Weaver – – – advertisement – – – RALEIGH — A gay disc jockey in Raleigh originally convicted of violating HIV infection regulations in August has been placed on house arrest after admitting he broke probation orders in early October. On Sept. 6, Q-Notes reported that Joshua Waldon Weaver, 23, who works in …

Carolinas leaders fail on LGBT issues

HRC Scorecard ranks U.S. House, Senate members

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization released its 110th Congressional Scorecard on Oct. 22 revealing an average failing grade for members of the U.S. House and Senate from the Carolinas. The average Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Congressional Scorecard ranking for members of the U.S. House from the Carolinas was 30. Close to two-thirds …

Butting heads

Stop the Hate Matthew Shepard Concert and training to compete with anti-gay leaders, speakers at Christian conference

– – – advertisement – – – CHARLOTTE — Come Friday, Nov. 7, the City of Charlotte will play host to two large-scale events diametrically opposed to each other. On one side of town, Hickory Grove Baptist Church will kick off their National Conference on Christian Apologetics featuring some of the most infamous anti-gay leaders …

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Mystery surrounds S.C. gay-baiting robo-calls

LANCASTER, S.C. — Since Tuesday, illegal robo-calls have targeted moderate-to-liberal residents in rural Lancaster and York Counties. Claiming that State Senate Democratic candidate Mandy Powers Norrell has been endorsed by a gay rights organization, the calls have yet to be traced to any existing organization or campaign. “This is Allison calling from the Alliance for …

Gay DJ put on house arrest for second HIV violation

Raleigh man admits to failing to use condom

NOTE: See the updated story as published in Q-Notes‘ Nov. 1 print edition: House arrest for gay DJ’s second HIV violation. Gay DJ Joshua Waldon Weaver, 23, has been sentenced to six months of electronically-monitored house arrest after violating probation orders stemming from an August conviction for violating state HIV transmission regulations. RALEIGH — A …

First taste of gay baiting in Charleston campaign

Brown campaign denies involvement in Congressional office employee's email

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston City Paper is reporting what might be the first documented case of possible gay baiting by incumbent Republican Rep. Henry Brown (R-01). He’s facing a down to the wire challenge for his U.S. House seat from Democratic candidate Linda Ketner. Both campaigns have until now steered clear of many mentions …

N.C. Congressman: ‘Liberals hate real Americans’

Robin Hayes attacks gay families in written clarification

CONCORD, N.C. — A Republican North Carolina congressman is coming under fire for controversial remarks he made at a John McCain rally minutes outside Charlotte on Oct. 18. After first denying his “liberals hate real Americans” comment, Rep. Robin Hayes (R-08) said his comments “came out wrong” after reading them. At the rally, Hayes spoke …