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The Santaland Diaries

By Jerry Yelton | Monday Dec 18, 2017
The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte has brought David Seders' Christmastime story to life on stage at Queens University.

Tips and Strategies for Weathering Visits with Family and Friends

By Jerry Yelton | Monday Dec 18, 2017
Around the holidays, a lot of LGBTQ folks, particularly in the South, have to deal with difficult family members or friends and the ensuing difficult conversations.

'A John Waters Christmas' Interview

By Jerry Yelton | Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Acclaimed and renown filmmaker John Waters ("Female Trouble," "Hairspray," "Pink Flamingos") brings his annual holiday show to Asheville, N.C. on Dec. 18.

Painting in Rainbow Colors :: A Growing Canon of LGBTQ-themed children's literature

By Torie Dominguez | Sunday Dec 3, 2017
Just in time for the holidays, a number of children's book writers have some thoughtful and entertaining contributions for gift giving for the younger set.

Charlotte City Council Member Announces Boycott of New Restaurant over Owner's Anti-LGBTQ Views

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Charlotte City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield has announced that she will be boycotting a new barbecue restaurant over its owners anti-LGBTQ views and activism.

Three Historic Firsts Achieved in 2017 in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS Worth Celebrating

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Nov 26, 2017
As World AIDS Day approaches, taking place on Dec. 1 each year, there is as always much work to be done, but there is also cause for celebration

We Need to Talk About HIV and Mental Health

By Jerry Yelton, QNotes Contributor | Sunday Nov 19, 2017
Rarely - if ever - are stories about the intersection of mental health issues with HIV status heard. Individuals living with HIV have a far greater likelihood of experiencing mental health problems than the general population.

Health Director Apologies for Saying HIV Rates High Because Charlotte's A 'Party Town'

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday Nov 18, 2017
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris has apologized for putting part of the blame for Charlotte's high HIV rate on it being a "party town."

Joney Harper: Advocate, Biker and An Intersex Person

By Jerry Yelton | Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Joney Harper's intersex self-discovery was born in North Carolina. And the road to finding that out was long and arduous as she traversed the landscape to becoming the person she was meant to be.

Remembering the Transgender People Killed in 2017

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Nov 12, 2017
Last year set a grim record for the highest number of known transgender people murdered in the U.S. This year is on track to match, or even top, it.

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