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

NATIONAL | By Maria Dominguez | 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

CULTURE | By Della Dietrich | 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

CULTURE | By Maria Dominguez | 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

HEALTH | By Lynette Matausik, Guest Contributor | 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

LOCAL | By Maria Dominguez | 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

NATIONAL | By Maria Dominguez | 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

FAMILY | By Maria Dominguez | 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

FAMILY | By Penelope L. Hefner | 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.

Seek Spiritual Guidance in Decision-Making Times

CULTURE | By Rev. Dawn Flynn, QNotes Guest Contributor | 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.

Transitioning After an HIV Diagnosis

HEALTH | 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.

DOJ Pride Honors Grimm, HB2 Opponents

NATIONAL | 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

THEATRE | By Maria Dominguez | 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.

FINE ARTS | By Maria Dominguez | 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

LOCAL | By Clover Barin, Guest Contributor | 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

HEALTH | By Lainey Millen | 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

HEALTH | By Lainey Millen | 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

CULTURE | By Maria Dominguez | 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

FAMILY | By Amanda Brisson Cannovo, Guest Contributor | 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

NATIONAL | By Maria Dominguez | 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

LOCAL | By Maria Dominguez | 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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