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Please take part in the Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) 17th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey.  ONLY 10 DAYS REMAIN!

For over a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. If we reach 120 more people, we get detailed information that helps Qnotes keep the community informed.

The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete.


Don’t be fooled by boycotts: most Americans want companies to support LGBTQ community

The recently released “Accelerating Acceptance” study from the LGBTQ media monitoring organization GLAAD surveyed over 2,500 adults who don’t identify as LGBTQ.  The survey found that 96 percent of survey respondents believe that schools should be safe places for LGBTQ students, 91 percent believe that LGBTQ people should live a life free from discrimination, 84 percent support equal rights for LGBTQ people, and 70 percent believe companies should publicly support the LGBTQ community through inclusive policies, advertising, and sponsorships […]

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Amidst Anti-LGBTQ legislation, students, allies and organizations hold support rallies in Waxhaw and Asheville

Students in Union County held a youth-led LGBTQ+ Pride Rally in Waxhaw at the Water Tower Community Corner Saturday, May 27 in response to ongoing attacks on the rights of LGBTQ youth in Union County schools […]

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Watchdogs warn Proud Boys planning big Pride Month protests nationwide

As Pride Month approaches, watchdog groups are warning that the neo-Nazi and vehemently anti-LGBTQ+ Proud Boys have big plans to disrupt events around the country […]

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Lunch & Learn | Amplifying Your Business Through Local Media

Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Qnotes recently kicked-off its Qnotes Connect program to build stronger connections between local LGBTQ journalists and the community, but there’s a lot you can do as a small business to amplify your company, product or services. Join Qnotes and the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce for this overview of the LGBTQ market survey and tips on advertising, writing press releases and building a stronger connection through local LGBTQ media. Register here

It is officially Pride Month! Celebrating its 11th year, Out! Raleigh Pride is returning in person on June 24, 2023 in downtown Raleigh. This inclusive and family-friendly action-packed event has activities planned for all.

More details in the next issue of Qnotes, June 9, 2023 that will include our special annual In Focus Triangle.

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