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Editorial – QNotes

Redemption: Healing from our checkered past

Staff Commentary

We’ve all got a past — some mostly good and some not so great. It’s what happens to us as we grow up and begin to take on the mantle of adulthood.

Veterans Day 2015: Red, white and blue embraces rainbows, finally!

Long overdue, LGBT military personnel are coming into their own

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day across the U.S. On this day we recognize all of the veterans of all of the wars fought on behalf of our great nation. Those who have given of themselves, even be it life or limb or more, are owned a great deal of gratitude for their service. They served bravely.

After Charlotte rescinds domestic partner benefits, Mecklenburg County can still make right decision

Editorial: City of Charlotte wrongly rescinds benefits, but Mecklenburg County still has option to retain, expand to more households

City officials should have kept and expanded domestic partner benefits to include more households not based on marital status. Mecklenburg County has time to avoid the city’s mistake.

Campus Pride’s commitment to transparency

In reference to your recently-published Community Assessment Survey of local LGBTQ non-profits, I wanted to thank you for providing transparency to the Charlotte LGBTQ donor community on the financial security of the organizations we love and support.

Don King’s 1987 commentary: Let’s work toward a community center

‘Let’s Work Toward a Community Center in 1987’

In the January 1987 issue of QNotes, then-editor Don King penned a commentary outlining his wishes for the new year. Though the commentary is nearly 30 years old, you, as I did, might notice some still-common themes, concepts and ideas with which Charlotte’s LGBT community still struggles.

Charlotte has many reasons to be proud

Editor's Note

This issue, through the generous support of the Hearts Beat as One Foundation, The Bar at 316 and Charlotte Business Guild, qnotes publishes its annual LGBT newcomer and community resource guide, “InFocus: Charlotte.”