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Charlotte LGBTQ Organizations on the Move

By Jeff Taylor | Monday Jan 1, 2018
Charlotte's LGBTQ organizations have weathered the storm of a tumultuous year politically and managed to do outstanding work in the face of adversity.

Notable Figures Who Came Out in 2017

By Torie Dominguez | Monday Jan 1, 2018
This past year, more personalities stepped out into the light and professed their sexual orientation. From pop stars to athletes, the rainbow got a little bit larger with them included. Here are some of those faces in the news

The Most Popular qnotes Stories of 2017

By Jeff Taylor | Monday Jan 1, 2018
Here are the top 10 most popular stories of the year based on web traffic. See you in 2018!

Reviving the Message :: The Morality of Equality

By Jeff Taylor | Monday Jan 1, 2018
Rev. William Barber II's new calling: To make a nationwide impact, organizing with other leaders to jumpstart a moral revival in America, by relaunching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign, some 50 years after it was initially conceived.

Gay and Godly: A Life of Service for the Faithful Realized

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Dec 23, 2017
Ken Fuquay was always someone whose love for the church helped shape and create the person he is today. This journey was done with joys and struggles and eventually led him to become a "person of the cloth."

Tips and Strategies for Weathering Visits with Family and Friends

By Jerry Yelton | Monday Dec 18, 2017
Around the holidays, a lot of LGBTQ folks, particularly in the South, have to deal with difficult family members or friends and the ensuing difficult conversations.

'A John Waters Christmas' Interview

By Jerry Yelton | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Acclaimed and renown filmmaker John Waters ("Female Trouble," "Hairspray," "Pink Flamingos") brings his annual holiday show to Asheville, N.C. on Dec. 18.

Painting in Rainbow Colors :: A Growing Canon of LGBTQ-themed children's literature

By Torie Dominguez | Sunday Dec 3, 2017
Just in time for the holidays, a number of children's book writers have some thoughtful and entertaining contributions for gift giving for the younger set.

Charlotte City Council Member Announces Boycott of New Restaurant over Owner's Anti-LGBTQ Views

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield has announced that she will be boycotting a new barbecue restaurant over its owners anti-LGBTQ views and activism.

Three Historic Firsts Achieved in 2017 in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS Worth Celebrating

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
As World AIDS Day approaches, taking place on Dec. 1 each year, there is as always much work to be done, but there is also cause for celebration

We Need to Talk About HIV and Mental Health

By Jerry Yelton, QNotes Contributor | Sunday Nov 19, 2017
Rarely - if ever - are stories about the intersection of mental health issues with HIV status heard. Individuals living with HIV have a far greater likelihood of experiencing mental health problems than the general population.

Health Director Apologies for Saying HIV Rates High Because Charlotte's A 'Party Town'

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Nov 18, 2017
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris has apologized for putting part of the blame for Charlotte's high HIV rate on it being a "party town."

Remembering the Transgender People Killed in 2017

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Last year set a grim record for the highest number of known transgender people murdered in the U.S. This year is on track to match, or even top, it.

Joney Harper: Advocate, Biker and An Intersex Person

By Jerry Yelton | Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Joney Harper's intersex self-discovery was born in North Carolina. And the road to finding that out was long and arduous as she traversed the landscape to becoming the person she was meant to be.

The A-B-Cs of the Ts

By Jerry Yelton | Saturday Nov 11, 2017
To be an ally to the T in LGBTQ, all queer, cisgender or straight allied individuals need to be aware of the ever-evolving lexicon used to define gender identity and expression.

Women's health risks go beyond breast cancer

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Oct 29, 2017
The battle against breast cancer is one example of how far a movement can go to address a deadly serious women's issue. Yet, other risks to women's health are not as publicized or as known to the general population.

Travis Wall Brings Shaping Sound Tour to Charlotte

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Oct 28, 2017
The arts have always been a sort of haven for LGBTQ people. Creation is undoubtedly a form of expression, and that is exactly why Travis Wall of "So You Think You Can Dance" dedicated his life to performance from an early age.

Charlotte Heads to the Polls to Pick Its Next Mayor

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Oct 22, 2017
Charlotte has already begun early voting in a race to select the city's seventh mayor in eight years.

Cooper Signs Order Extending LGBTQ Protections, Says Trans Bathroom Rights are Protected

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Oct 21, 2017
Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Oct. 18 extending protections to members of the LGBTQ community who work for the state, receive state services or work for a company that contracts with the state.

St. Louis Conference Honors 'LGBTQIA Saints and Prophets'

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Oct 14, 2017
"Rolling the Stone Away: Generations of Love and Justice" brings together pro-LGBTQ Christian leaders from Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Metropolitan Community Churches and United Church of Christ communities.

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