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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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Loving Those Left Behind: Caring for Older Kids in Foster Care

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Oct 14, 2017
Older children are often overlooked by prospective foster parents. For LGBTQ youth, who make up 40 percent of homeless teens according to a 2012 Williams Insititute study, finding an accepting foster family is an even bigger challenge.

Same-Sex Couple Has the 'Nuclear Family'

By Maria Dominguez | Monday Oct 9, 2017
To see a living representation of LGBTQ progress, look no further than a cute, comfy home nestled in the trees of suburban south Charlotte, N.C. There live the Brock-Boone clan, whose lives have illustrated shifting time, attitudes and laws.

Out of the Closet and Off of the Scale

By Torie Dominguez | Saturday Oct 7, 2017
Chubbies, as those of mouthwateringly ample assets are known, are receiving more reverence than ever before from an increasingly open community of adoring "chasers."

NC Pride Alters 2017 Celebration

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Oct 1, 2017
The NC Pride festival will be held on Sept. 30 and has been dubbed NC Pride @ Night 2017. This year's event will be held in Raleigh, N.C. and Durham, N.C. as an evening street festival from 4 p.m.-4 a.m.

Entertainment Ethics and Modern Drag

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Oct 1, 2017
Professionals across the board disagree on ethical issues in drag, and even its very purpose as an art form.

Concerts, Plays and More Usher in Fall Season

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Sep 30, 2017
With the advent of the fall, LGBTQ arts organizations, theatre groups and concert halls are warming the cooler air with a cornucopia of offerings to satisfy even the most discerning palettes.

Visual Artists Depict Trials and Talents of LGBTQ Community

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Sep 30, 2017
In the ever-fruitful world of the arts, LGBTQ people are front and center in the effort to portray the unending diversity and the exceptional talents of our community.

LGBTQ People with Mental Illness Speak Up

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Sep 17, 2017
People who identify as LGBTQ are three times as likely to experience a mental health condition like depression or anxiety, but even within our own community ignorance and discrimination against mental illness abounds.

Non-Profit Celebrates New Facilities

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Sep 17, 2017
A young nonprofit, ourBRIDGE for KIDS, celebrates the inauguration of its new center on Sept. 17.

LGBTQ Individuals May Want to Avail of Pre-Need Arrangements

By Lainey Millen | Saturday Sep 16, 2017
Preparing burial arrangements is especially important for those in the LGBTQ community, who may face issues with acceptance by family, be it personally or with regard to a surviving partner or spouse.

Suicide Prevention Resources Just A Call Away

By Dana M. Cea, QNotes Guest Contributor | Saturday Sep 16, 2017
Suicide knows no boundaries. It affects all age groups, all races, all ethnicities, all socioeconomic statuses, all religions, all geographic regions - you name it. But there's help available.

UNC Charlotte Strives to Serve LGBTQ Students and Grads

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Sep 3, 2017
University leaders are developing another group to assist their graduating students: An LGBTQ Alumni Association.

Charlotte Mayoral Primary Preview

By Jeff Taylor | Sunday Sep 3, 2017
In advance of the Sept. 12 primary, here is what voters need to know about the candidates, and where they stand on these key issues.

'Gayborhoods' Offer LGBTQ-Friendly Fun in Charlotte, NC

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Sep 2, 2017
A queer visitor can find places aplenty for food and fun here in Charlotte, but locals' loyalty lies with unofficial "gayborhoods" like Plaza Midwood, NoDa and SouthEnd.

MeckPac, ENC and HRC Endorse Roberts for Re-election

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Sep 2, 2017
Three major LGBTQ advocacy organizations have announced their joint endorsement for Mayor of Charlotte, following the annual Charlotte LGBTQ Community Candidate Forum on Aug. 21.

Charlotte Pride Organizers Plan Big After Record-Setting 2016

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Aug 20, 2017
Every year, the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade reaches new heights, and this year will be no different.

Campus Pride Enters New School Year with Renewed Ambition

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Aug 19, 2017
For LGBTQ students, one national organization moves mountains to ensure that they pick the right school and stand up as leaders on campus for all marginalized communities.

Another Decade of Digital QNotes Archives Go Live

By Maria Dominguez | Saturday Aug 19, 2017
The online archive of the paper's early years has launched an expansion; another near-decade of qnotes issues went live online on Aug. 9.

Big Events Make Big Impact, but What Else Can Companies Do for Inclusion?

By Maria Dominguez | Sunday Aug 13, 2017
Companies are still developing strategies to target the LGBTQ consumer market.

Center's Dream Becomes Reality

By Lainey Millen | Sunday Aug 13, 2017
Time Out Youth Center finally 'at home' in new permanent facility, grand opening announced.

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