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NC's Pro- and Anti-HB2 Pols Weigh In on Trans Military Ban

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Aug 12, 2017
Two state officials on opposite ends of the HB2 spectrum clash once again - this time over the ban on transgender military service announced in a series of Trump tweets.

Defining the Diva

By Della Dietrich | Sunday Aug 6, 2017
Deciding on whether you are a drag queen or a female impersonator can leave you in a tizzy!

Drag Queens Who Lead the Fight for LGBTQ Progress

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Aug 5, 2017
Once taboo and underground, female impersonation has not only stridden proudly into the light of day; for some queens, the spotlight shining down is an opportunity to make a difference.

A Tale of Transition

By Lynette Matausik, Guest Contributor | Sunday Jul 30, 2017
The closest I can describe to how [being transgender] feels and it's an absolute kick in the gut. I finally decided to start transitioning.

Drag Performers Memorialized

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Jul 30, 2017
For this year's Kind of a Drag issue of qnotes, we'd like to pay homage to some of the local queens who are so missed.

HRC Commits $26 Million to Grassroots Project

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Jul 29, 2017
HRC data revealed that 57 percent of voters on Election Day cited HB2 as the reason they voted against Gov. Pat McCrory. Now, Gov. Roy Cooper's victory set a standard for LGBTQ activism.

LGBTQ Divorce in Marriage Equality

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Jul 23, 2017
Divorce between any couple is one of the most painful transitions confronted in a lifetime; but with LGBTQ couples, this process can be particularly challenging.

What to Expect When You Are An LGBTQ Couple Expecting to Adopt

By Penelope L. Hefner | Saturday Jul 22, 2017
You have decided to pursue adoption - congratulations! The road to adoption can be lengthy, but here's what you can expect from a general standpoint.

Transitioning After an HIV Diagnosis

Monday Jul 17, 2017
Once you test positive, where do you go from there? How can you initiate such a transition, which will have long-lasting results? One woman reacted by dedicating her life to serving others like her.

Seek Spiritual Guidance in Decision-Making Times

By Rev. Dawn Flynn, QNotes Guest Contributor | Monday Jul 17, 2017
In the process of making life decisions we can consult our friends, our family, and our faith leaders. We then weigh the facts and make a decision, and the results of the decisions we make at each of these times affects the rest of our lives.

DOJ Pride Honors Grimm, HB2 Opponents

Monday Jul 17, 2017
A ceremony took place on June 28 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), honoring lawyers who fought North Carolina's House Bill 2 (HB2), as well as transgender teen Gavin Grimm. All honorees were recognized for serving the LGBTQ community.

Queer Arts in the QC: Paula Poundstone

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Jul 8, 2017
One night only on July 21, Paula Poundstone visits the Levine Center for the Arts' Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., to perform her unforgettable stand-up comedy.

The Futility of Description: A Portrait of John Love, Jr.

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Jul 2, 2017
My mother has a certain term for people like John Love, Jr. The interdisciplinary artist is her truest definition of a "character." Eccentric, brilliant and endlessly complex, Love creates his own evolving characters within his work.

To Be Queer and Latin in Charlotte

By Clover Barin, Guest Contributor | Saturday Jul 1, 2017
When Charlotte held its candlelight vigil for Orlando last year, I went by myself. As usual, I lied to family where I was going for the night and made sure I had access to a quick exit if necessary.

National Resources for LGBTQ Seniors, Family and Caregivers

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Jun 25, 2017
All across the U.S., LGBTQ "gay and gray" elders seek out valuable resources and tips to make their lives more comfortable and easier to navigate.

Local Resources for LGBTQ Seniors, Family and Caregivers

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Jun 25, 2017
All across the Carolinas and the U.S., LGBTQ "gay and gray" elders seek out valuable resources and tips to make their lives more comfortable and easier to navigate.

In Memoriam: Pride Pioneer and Scientist Alan Turing

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Jun 25, 2017
This Pride month, qnotes pays homage to one figure whose life and accomplishments set a golden precedent for the capabilities of LGBTQ people everywhere: Alan Turing, renowned scientist of many trades

Traversing LGBTQ Divorce in A New Era

By Amanda Brisson Cannovo, Guest Contributor | Saturday Jun 24, 2017
The increased rate of divorce amongst Baby Boomers has even been given a trendy name: "Gray divorce." But surprise! The divorce rate of same-sex couples is statistically lower than opposite-sex couples. What does this mean for "gay and gray divorce?"

Update: LGBTQ Seniors and Federal Surveys

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Jun 18, 2017
Two HHS nationwide surveys have removed questions identifying respondents' sexual orientation and gender identity. Both surveys are vital for the senior community.

Love and Healing: Cyteria Knight Recovers from Stroke

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Jun 17, 2017
Together for 35 years, truly through sickness and in health, Cyteria Knight, 60, and Susan Miller, 58, have seen more than their share of challenges. Knight's stroke early this year initiated a long journey toward recovery.

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