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Staying overnight for Pride? The Blake is at your service.

Located in downtown Charlotte’s business district, the Blake Hotel offers 308 oversized guestrooms with individual climate control, WIFI, On Demand movies (diplayed on a state-of-the-art 36-inch flat-screen TV) and IPOD docking stations. They also offer a complimentary continental breakfast. As the official accommodation of Pride Charlotte 2008, the Blake Hotel is offering a special room […]

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Pride Week events

Wednesday, July 23 Documentary Film Viewing: ‘Southern Comfort’ “Southern Comfort” is the moving, true story of Robert Eads, a transgender man living in rural Georgia dealing with health care discrimination, but also finding love and support from his close-knit group of friends. This unforgettable film won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Brian Viglione gets all dolled up

Since forming in Boston in 2001, The Dresden Dolls have continually blurred the lines between rock and cabaret in their music, and between concert performances and live theater onstage. The duo of Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano) and Brian Viglione (drums, vocals) describe their unusual style as “Brechtian punk cabaret.” The music is dredged from the […]

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Jay Brannan: Self-made music man

Prepping to do an interview with singer/songwriter Jay Brannan is easy. Anything you need to know about him, he puts right out there. His website offers his bio, a blog and his homemade music videos that have made him a grassroots YouTube success. As a musician, he’s self-taught and self-made and his forthcoming debut album, […]

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Carolinas see black rainbow

The S.C. Black Pride Committee COLUMBIA — As five days of South Carolina Black Pride came to an end with an awards ceremony on June 29, Ra’Shawn Flournoy was glowing with excitement. “It was phenomenal, seeing the love,” Flournoy said, as he tried to describe his feelings during the first Pride of his life, which […]

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A truly beautiful tragedy

Hardcore. Metal. Punk. Emo. Indie. I don’t know what the differences are between these music styles — hell, I grew up listening to Country and Southern Gospel. But, I can say without the tiniest doubt that some of the absolutely fabulous band members in these genres are among the hottest creations on God’s green earth. […]

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Activism before Stonewall

Frank Kameny holds one of his many protest signs from the 1950s and 1960s. Much of his personal collection is now housed by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The time before the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 are usually referred to as “Pre-Stonewall,” a time when being “out” as a gay, lesbian, bisexual or […]

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Time Out Youth CEO resigns

CHARLOTTE — Time Out Youth CEO Janine K. Eustache resigned her position with the support and advocacy organization for LGBT and questioning youth on June 17. Her departure came three days after a Q-Notes investigative article revealed serious allegations by ex-interns and youth members suggesting the agency’s leader was uncomfortable working with the LGBT community […]

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