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QPoll: Are we at a major crossroads for inclusion and equality?

April 11, 2014 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Has the local LGBT community in Charlotte reached a turning point in its quest for inclusion and equality? Do you believe we have arrived at the moment when LGBT equality is a foregone conclusion?

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Charlotte: Youth doll up for prom

April 11, 2014 in Carolinas News Notes by QNotes Staff

Time Out Youth Center will host its annual Alternative Prom for LGBT youth and allies, ages 13-20, on April 12, 7:30 p.m., at Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave.

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U.S./World: Mississippi passes ‘religious freedom’ law

April 11, 2014 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

A so-called religious freedom law critics say could be used to discriminate against LGBT people was passed by Mississippi lawmakers on April 1 and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant on April 3. The new law will take effect on July 1.

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QPoll: Can relationships make change?

March 28, 2014 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you believe personal relationships are powerful tools for social change?

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U.S./World: Westboro founder Fred Phelps dies

March 28, 2014 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, died on March 19. Phelps, known for his “God Hates Fags” anti-gay protests at LGBT events and military funerals, was 84.

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Errata

March 28, 2014 in News by QNotes Staff

We regret errors in stories on our young professionals, the Charlotte Business Guild and Augusta Pride.

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LGBT leaders issue joint statement on anti-gay practices and funding of Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day events

March 14, 2014 in News by QNotes Staff

Local LGBT leaders call for changes to anti-LGBT policies and funding at St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ask Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO to withdraw as grand marshal.

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Our People: Young Professionals — In their own words

March 14, 2014 in Our People by QNotes Staff

In this issue, qnotes features 10 young professionals in the LGBT/ally community. In each of their questionnaires, we asked them: “What do you believe is the most pressing issue needing to be addressed by the local LGBT community?

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Spring/Summer Travel: US Airways has direct flights to European LGBT destinations

March 14, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

US Airways is launching several direct flights between Charlotte and several international cities ranking high on a list of destinations popular with LGBT travelers. The cities include Manchester in England, Brussels, Barcelona in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal.

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TalkBack: 03.14.14

March 14, 2014 in talkback by QNotes Staff

Readers respond to our stories on Chick-fil-A and on the recent Arizona discrimination legislation veto.

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QPoll: Do you have concern over faith groups insertion into government affairs?

March 14, 2014 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you become concerned when you see elected officials using religion to justify public policy or when they take steps to include faith groups in government affairs?

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U.S./World: Poll – Record number support same-sex marriage

March 14, 2014 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

A record number of Americans now support same-sex marriage, say adoption by gay couples should be legal and see gays and lesbians as good parents, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on March 5.

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Spring A&E Guide: LGBT choruses bring sweet spring sounds of harmony

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Local choruses from the Queen City have an entertaining slate of concerts planned through the spring months.

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Spring A&E Guide: Community theatre comes alive this spring

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories by QNotes Staff

Theatre companies from across the Carolinas are gearing up with a diverse selection of plays and performances.

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Spring A&E Guide: Fashion Week comes to Charlotte

February 28, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style by QNotes Staff

Charlotte Fashion Guild will host its spring CFG Style Week, March 5-8, providing a platform for designers and boutiques from across the world to showcase their works to the media, buyers, stylists, fashion lovers and many more. It is a celebration of the fashion, beauty and arts culture.

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QPoll: Do you believe our movement has reached a pivotal turning point?

February 28, 2014 in QPoll by QNotes Staff

Do you believe we have reached a pivotal turning point in the LGBT movement?

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U.S./World: Five Years of State Victories for Gay Marriage Supporters

February 28, 2014 in Beyond the Carolinas by QNotes Staff

A string of victories for supporters of gay marriage has vastly expanded the areas of the U.S. where same-sex couples can marry, marking a stark shift from five years ago when it was legal in just two states.

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HRC Gala attracts local and national leaders, celebrities

February 24, 2014 in News by QNotes Staff

More than 1,000 supporters and donors of the Human Rights Campaign gathered in Charlotte on Saturday evening for the national group’s North Carolina fundraising dinner.

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HRC to award local leader, non-profit

February 14, 2014 in Cover Stories, Featured Stories, News by QNotes Staff

The Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 22. As the Carolinas’ movers and shakers file into the Charlotte Convention Center, they’ll be treated to a night full of entertainment. For two award winners, though, it will be a night to honor their work in the LGBT community.

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HRC Weekend Events

February 14, 2014 in News by QNotes Staff

The HRC Carolina Gala comes to Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 22. In addition to the gala itself, plenty of other events will keep you hopping throughout the weekend.