Letters to the editor and comments from goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com and facebook.com/qnotescarolinasWeb comments are not edited for grammar or punctuation.

LGBT-themed book

In response to our online article, “S.C. groups criticize LGBT-themed reading assignment at Upstate college,” goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com/24970/.

I am a recently retired administrator for a SC public school. I praise the wisdom and courage of the educators who facilitate this learning and required reading. History tells us this is one of the ways to ‘spread humanity”. Ironic how other books spreading humanity are often controversial; i.e. The Bible. Someone, please send these required readings to our Governor so she will be a more informed leader of her constituents.

— Stephen Ward, Sept. 19, web comment

Winston-Salem center

In response to our online article, “Winston-Salem to open new LGBT center this weekend,” goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com/24979/.

I think a Winston-Salem LGBT center is a great idea.

— Janice Covington, Sept. 19, web comment

Thanks for the very nice article! We are very exciting about the opening of North Star in Winston-Salem.

— Rex Welton (North Star board member), Sept. 19, web comment

We are so excited for them! Kudos to Teresa and her group.

— James, Sept. 19, web comment