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Vol. 22, Issue #12
issue date October 20, 2007
Trans protections ripped from ENDA
National organizations, trans activists respond; rift in HRC forms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the end of September, U.S. House leaders including openly gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would no longer contain protections for transgender Americans....read more

The field is set for 2008
The music biz is ruthless. It’s a here today, gone tomorrow industry that chews careers up and spits out the bones. For this reason, longevity is perhaps the single most important marker of success in music...read more
general gayety
Mr. Bush goes to Tehran
With the horrifying treatment homosexuals in his country are apparently receiving, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had already earned himself an infamous place in gay and lesbian history...read more
My boyfriend, our financial differences and what’s fair
Dear Trinity,
My boyfriend and I of four years decided to buy a house and move in together. I suggested that we pay the bills according to our incomes. Fifty percent from each of our paychecks would be plenty to cover the bills. He thinks it’s unfair and wants to split it 50-50. But I’ll be broke for the next 10 years. Any ideas?...read more
En Español: Para Todos
Hillary Clinton desmintió que sea lesbiana en una revista gay

Out In The Stars


Concentrate on job, career and money while the Sun makes a grand trine and orchestrates a monetary symphony just for you. Proud Libras become titans of industry

Out In Print

Female Trouble

out on dvd

‘Nick Name and the Normals’ looks at the brief career of a queer punk rocker

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Oct. 20-Nov. 4 • Greensboro
What do you get when you take one eccentric detective novelist; add his wife’s lover; stir in a cocktail or two; blend in some intrepid investigators; top it off with a dangerous proposition and mix in an English manor house? One of the most deviously clever thrillers ever concocted. Triad Stage, 232 South Elm St. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $16-$42. 336-274-0067. www.triadstage.org

Oct. 23-25 Charlotte
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman features the talents of four young, Irish female vocalists and a fiddle player. The show spotlights the unique voices and styles of the women as soloists as well as an ensemble. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $41-$66. www.ovensauditorium.com

Oct. 23-27 • Chapel Hill
N.C. Food and Wine Fest
A Southern Season will hold its sixth annual N.C. Food and Wine Fest. This five-day event is a salute to the bounty of local and regional foods and wines, culminating on the 27th with a daylong “Taste of the State.” University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Dr. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com

Q-Notes welcomes new editor
Matt Comer brings fresh perspective to coverage...read more

N.C. man kills himself after sex sting arrest publicized
Community members cite media, police handling as cause...read more

NC Pride 2007 draws thousands
Festival attracts strong youth contingent...read more

John Waters comes to Charlotte
The subversive director takes some time to give an interview to Q-Notes before his Nov. 1 appearance...read more

A brief history of Halloween
An ancient Gaelic and Celtic holiday is still vibrant in parts of the modern world...read more

Fangtastic Families
Parents, kids prepare for Halloween...read more

‘Us’: Showtunes, skin and same-sex couples
Tim Miller’s bare-all look at civil rights inequities and musicals staged at Davidson College Nov. 2...read more


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Trans protections ripped from ENDA

ENDA in the Carolinas

N.C. man kills himself after sex sting arrest publicized

Q-Notes welcomes new editor

Guardsman killed on base

Anti-gay foes in the Carolinas

A global perspective of LGBT history

Guilford Green gives record amount back to community

Straight community takes a stand

Campaign aims to educate residents during S.C. presidential races

Statewide S.C. Resource Guide

McCain promotes his ‘Christian nation’

A leather Last Supper

Rush Limaugh’s trans tirade condemned

NC Pride 2007 draws thousands

Laugh out loud lesbians

How to find antique collectible

Fangtastic Families

A brief history of Halloween

John Waters comes to Charlotte

‘Us’: Showtunes, skin and same-sex couples