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QNotes is the LGBT arts, entertainment and news publication based in Charlotte, N.C.. Check out QNotes at goqnotes.com.

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N.C.'s First Transgender Candidate Runs for U.S. Congress

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Jun 3, 2017
A North Carolina transgender woman and disabled veteran has announced her candidacy for the District 2 congressional election against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. George Holding.

Summer Fashion: Focus on Fashionistas

By Torie Dominguez | Sunday May 28, 2017
The cartoonish gay man playing dress-up with straight women has become the fashion world's most wearisome cliché. Now qnotes' summer style issue introduces some of the real-life figures breaking ground in a rapidly diversifying industry.

Local Leather Fashion Retailers 'Delight'

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday May 27, 2017
We've all seen "leathermen" at Pride events. They boldly display their sexuality through provocative outfits that reveal just enough to tantalize the mind. It isn't just men - women in leather are positively mouth-watering.

Out! Raleigh Ends Early Due to Weather Damage

By Maria Dominguez | Tuesday May 23, 2017
After nine months of preparation, the seventh annual Out! Raleigh festival faced an unfortunate closure due to extreme weather. High-speed winds in the early afternoon of May 6 blew down vendors' tents and threatened injury to attendees.

LGBTQ Real Estate Professionals Serve Their Community in Pursuit of Fair Housing

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday May 14, 2017
Finding fair housing free from discrimination is a significant challenge to those in the LGBTQ community, and local real estate professionals are determined to do their part to help.

Once-Cutting Ege 'Queer Tower' May Get Revamp

By Jeff Taylor | Saturday May 13, 2017
The Varnadore Building has a chance of becoming a crown jewel for East Charlotte (seen above in what it could look like in the future depicted in the project rendering) if the City of Charlotte green lights the project for the developers.

QNotes Digital Paper Archives Now Online

By Lainey Millen | Saturday May 13, 2017
On April 24 the first 10 years of qnotes, totaling 133 issues, were released online in an archival arrangement between the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the qnotes owner Jim Yarbrough.

Extreme Construction Alters the Faces of Charlotte's Oldest Neighborhoods

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday May 13, 2017
Residents of the Charlotte area have seen their city change in countless ways over the past few years, and none more dramatically than the city's real estate landscape.

Facebook Hates, Loves on Picture for Charlotte, N.C., Gay Play

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday May 7, 2017
A play that tells two parallel stories, set in 1958 and 2008, explores homosexuality, pride and the social conditions that influence LGBTQ people. The company's promotion of this play has inspired great ire on Facebook

N.C. Gov Appoints Gay Judge to State's Second-Highest Court

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday May 7, 2017
When Republican Court of Appeals Judge Douglas McCullough approached Gov. Roy Cooper to propose the judge's early retirement, Cooper jumped at the chance.

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