[Ed. Note — The following is a press release issued by QNotes this morning. For more information, contact editor Matt Comer at 704-531-9988, ext. 202, or via email at editor@goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com.]

CHARLOTTE — Several leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community news publications across the country will offer in-depth, on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, hosted in Charlotte Sept 4-6.

Led by QNotes (goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com), the Charlotte-based LGBT community newspaper in North Carolina, the special DNC coverage will highlight LGBT issues, delegates, politicians and convention-related events.

Print and online publications joining the special media partnership and syndicating QNotes’ DNC coverage include The Advocate (advocate.com), The Bilerico Project (bilerico.com), LGBTQ Nation (lgbtqnation.com), The New Civil Rights Movement (thenewcivirightsmovement.com) Denver’s Out Front (outfrontonline.com), Out In Jersey (outinjersey.net), San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (sdgln.com) and Chicago’s Windy City Media Group (windycitymediagroup.com).

“Our partnership with these outstanding LGBT news-media offers community members across the country an inside look at this year’s Democratic National Convention, where delegates are expected for the first time in history to add support for marriage equality to a leading political party’s platform,” said Matt Comer, QNotes editor.

“We are thrilled to partner with our colleagues across the country in offering coverage of this convention,” added QNotes Publisher Jim Yabrough. “We take pride in our service to our local communities and are happy to provide the same level of news and features coverage for a national audience during this important national event.”

Established in June 1986, QNotes is North Carolina’s leading LGBT community newspaper. Its print newspaper is distributed every other week across North Carolina and its daily news coverage at goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com provides news and features for the entire Carolinas region. QNotes is a partner in The Charlotte Observer’s local Charlotte News Alliance.

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