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What to expect when you are an LGBTQ couple expecting to adopt

What to expect when you are an LGBTQ couple expecting to adopt

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You have decided to pursue adoption — congratulations! Your head is likely filled with visions...


Which road to travel?

Which road to travel?

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Life has many transitions. Some of life’s major transitions include our birth, our decision regarding w...


A loving goodbye

A loving goodbye

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Adrian McCoy was a much-loved man with a lot of long and deep friendships. Those who had the privilege...


DOJ Pride honors Grimm, HB2 opponents

DOJ Pride honors Grimm, HB2 opponents

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A ceremony took place on June 28 at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), honoring lawyers who fought...


Jesse’s Journal: Two LGBTQ community giants pass

Jesse’s Journal: Two LGBTQ community giants pass

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June 2017 will be remembered as our LGBTQ community’s Pride Summer of Resistance, when the joyful...


Our People: Introducing qnotes guest columnist Lynette Matusik

Our People: Introducing qnotes guest columnist Lynette Matusik

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Welcoming a new writer to the qnotes team is always a special moment. This issue, we’re proud...


Social Wellness

Social Wellness

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I was in the hospital in May 2016, and I met a man named Brian. I had just come out of an extraordinarily...


Recent closure of longstanding uptown restaurant leaves owners looking to start anew

Recent closure of longstanding uptown restaurant leaves owners looking to start anew

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The Ahmeds had been waiting to see if First Citizens Bank Plaza, from where they leased their 4,300-square-foot...


Made-to-order donut shop set to open in Huntersville

Made-to-order donut shop set to open in Huntersville

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Duck Donuts is growing its Charlotte market footprint. The made-to-order donut shop plans to open in...


Charlotte: Youth org makes a big move

Charlotte: Youth org makes a big move

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Time Out Youth Center has announced its relocation to its new facility at 3800 Monroe Rd. and will be...


Triad: PFLAG Social, Foundation Grants, Bingo Benefit

Triad: PFLAG Social, Foundation Grants, Bingo Benefit

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Greensboro will host author Susan Cottrell, Guilford Green Foundation...


Triangle: Cohousing Approved, Broadway Bingo, Youth Org, Shades of Pride

Triangle: Cohousing Approved, Broadway Bingo, Youth Org, Shades of Pride

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Village Hearth Cohousing received approval for rezoning and annexation for its LGBTQ-focused cohousing...


U.S./World: Illinois bishop forbids funerals and communion for lesbian and gay married couples

U.S./World: Illinois bishop forbids funerals and communion for lesbian and gay married couples

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki has issued a directive to LGBTQ Catholics and pastoral ministers entitled “Same-Sex...


Quick Hits 07.14.17

Quick Hits 07.14.17

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News from around the world for 07.14.17.


The being stood up/standing someone up issue

The being stood up/standing someone up issue

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A reader asks: "I stood someone up. I apologized, and now he won’t answer my calls. What’s up? I had...


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