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Irmo GSA stays put, with restrictions

IRMO, S.C. — The Gay/Straight Alliance at Irmo High School will be able to stay alive after the Lexington-Richland School District 5 board voted Monday to allow extra-curricular, student-initiated clubs. The clubs, including the GSA and such groups as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be considered non-school sponsored and will have new restrictions, including […]

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Benefit cabaret slated for June 29

CHARLOTTE – The Hewitt Associates Pride Alliance employee group will present a cabaret show to benefit the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), an HIV/AIDS service organization, on June 29. To be held at Petra’s Piano Bar, the “A Stronger Voice” cabaret show will feature live music, give-aways, door prizes and more. Admission for Petra’s members […]

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Triad church to host safe schools panel talk

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem Unitarian-Universalist congregation and its LGBT group Interweave will host a potluck and panel discussion on safe schools, LGBT youth and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System on Friday, June 20. The event will take place at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Rd. The potluck and social begins at 6:30 […]

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MCC to host Human Rights weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A local Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) and the local chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting a weekend long series of educational, entertainment, and spiritual events to highlight local, national and international human rights issues. Billed as the first annual Charlotte Human Rights Weekend, the event will take place at New Life […]

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Two black Prides for the Carolinas

Every summer, LGBT North and South Carolina people of color flock to the two black gay Pride festivals held in each state: Charlotte and Columbia. Q-Notes provides a sneak peak into the events for each below. South Carolina Pride Festival June 25-29, 2008 Columbia, S.C. Featuring a town hall, a “Night Out With the […]

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All in the family

GREENSBORO — The Old North State has an enduring, proud legacy of the oral tradition. Whether through the strong voice of the family patriarch or the wise words of an aging matriarch, the oral tradition has long blended fact with fantasy, folklore with ghost tales and legend with timeless honor and values. In its production […]

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Marriage gains are a two-edged sword

In 1970, two gay students at the University of Minnesota attempted to obtain a marriage license. When they were denied, they took their case to the state’s court system. When the suit reached Minnesota’s Supreme Court, the students lost. Forty years later, the push for basic marriage rights for same-sex couples has eclipsed employment non-discrimination, […]

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‘Dykes’ goes on hiatus

On May 10, “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoonist Alison Bechdel announced her signature cartoon series would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” while she works on her forthcoming book. “Dykes” has long been a favorite of Q-Notes and other LGBT publications’ readers for many, many years. While we wish Bechdel the best of luck […]

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