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This week, we’re sharing our weekly Member Newsletter with EVERYONE! We’re doing this because today, September 15th is International Democracy Day.

At Qnotes, we’re not neutral about democracy. It fuels our commitment to serve the public, our belief in empowering an active citizenry — and our protection under the First Amendment to do our jobs. In the face of growing anti-democratic efforts, journalists across the country are collaborating today on a project called Democracy Day.

This is even more important to us in the LGBTQ community, because of the constant attacks we face and the growing violence, especially against Black transgender women and LGBTQ+ young people.

We have to work together to increase awareness of important issues, examine local, state and national candidates, and work to inform our community so they are prepared to vote.

As we move towards the midterm elections and later presidential elections, Qnotes will join in on the North Carolina Democracy Project through editorial content in an effort to educate our readers about the importance of upholding the principles of democracy and fulfilling our country’s destiny, as established by its founders, to continue to provide the right to pursue life, liberty and justice, and continue expanding equality for all.

AND, if you want to receive our weekly Member Newsletter, join our Local News Team today with a monthly donation of only $5, and support your local LGBTQ news source.

The beginning of the modern downfall of democracy

It’s time to put aside party affiliation and fix our broken government

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This story was produced as part of the Democracy Day journalism collaborative, a nationwide effort to shine a light on the threats and opportunities facing American democracy. Read more at usdemocracyday.org


LGBTQ winners sweep the 2022 Emmys

The Television Academy handed out its 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, an occasion that brought out TV’s best, looking their best, and so many white tuxes even […]

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Saturday paid street parking in Charlotte’s Uptown, South End postponed

Parking in curbside spots on Saturdays in Charlotte’s uptown and South End remains free, for now. Earlier this year, the city of Charlotte said paid parking in […]

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Republicans would rather commit electoral suicide than protect marriage equality

Even as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is preparing to call for a vote to enshrine same-sex marriage as law, the prospects for its success are dwindling. […]

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A discussion of Wills, Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney with local attorney Connie J. Vetter.

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Time Out Youth

3800 Monroe Road

Charlotte, NC

Tuesday, Sept 20

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Pride All Over Union County Week 2022

Union County Pride Festival: Sunday, September 18, 2022 from Noon to 6pm
More Info: https://fb.me/e/1Qc1cWalK

Check Back for other events throughout the weekend: https://unioncountypride.org/events

Read more online at QnotesCarolinas.com

The Qlist

Things we’re reading, watching or just plain intrigued by this week:  

  1. Online list of all the Democracy Day coverage from news organizations across the country, Center for Cooperative Media
  2. Quiz yourself: How much do you know about democracy and voting in NC?, Carolina Public Press
  3. The State of Our Nation / What women and LGBTQ+ people in America say about our country, The 19th
  4. Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement, PBS American Experience
  5. North Carolina has an ‘amazing history of going back and forth’ with third parties, WFAE 90.7 FM