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Fire in the Hole!

Photo Credit: Anne Fishbein In David Sedaris’ latest collection of humorous essays, “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” (Little, Brown and Company), the North Carolina-raised, openly gay humorist shares laugh- and cringe-inducing experiences involving longtime boyfriend Hugh Hamrick, sex-obsessed cab drivers, airplane passenger drama, quitting smoking in Japan, run-ins with people he despises and even […]

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Gay millionaire tax objector facing jail

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Openly bisexual millionaire Charles Merrill (pictured) might be facing jail time for his decision to protest gay inequalities in the U.S. tax code. Merrill — who lived in Hendersonville, N.C. for a few years this decade and originally hails from Southern Pines, N.C. — decided in 2004 to withhold his income […]

Posted inCommunity, Opinion Pieces

Alternative realities: Part one

As if the trans community has not suffered enough from the exclusion and disenfranchisement resulting from the ENDA fiasco, the latest news is another blow in the struggle for trans rights and trans autonomy. In May, the American Psychiatric Association, publisher of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders” (DSM), issued a press statement […]

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Into the pages of history

One of the most difficult challenges facing the LGBT community is the disconnect that arises from our inability to pass down our history and honor from those who’ve come before us. Because our history is ignored by society, many of our legendary leaders get lost in the mix. Q-Notes is taking the time this Pride […]

Posted inArts & Culture

It’s all coming back to me now

It’s conventional wisdom that everything old will be new again and the four most interesting “dance music” albums I’ve heard over the last few weeks do their utmost to prove this notion. I’m referring to “Bring Ya To The Brink,” the first all-dance set by ’80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, “Apocalypso” by Australian sleaze-dance duo […]

Posted inNational

Calif. marriage brings economic windfall

Marriage brings economic windfall LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law has released a new study analyzing the economic gains that same-sex couples’ weddings will bring to California. According to the report, the state’s wedding industry will receive a substantial $683.8 million boost in direct spending by same-sex couples over […]

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