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Another LGBT Bookstore Closed (due to lack of Suppot from the Community)

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The shop, which caters to lesbian, gay and transgender customers, sells books, DVDs, gifts and other items. White Rabbit has been open in downtown Raleigh for more than 22 years, mostly on Martin Street. In January, the store moved to a new location on West Hargett Street, just below the new residential development Hue.

White Rabbit is closed as of today. Most of the merchandise will be moved to the company's Charlotte store, which is still in operation.

Read more: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/
The owner Mr. Yarbrough blames the economy and moving to the Hue Building for the closure. Yet we know why they close..

I always visit this store every time I visited Raleigh usually spending close to hundred dollars, the last time it was over $300 dollars, when I place an order for a Collector set of DVD's of Queer as Folks, other times it was to buy magizines like RFD and few others that couldn't be found at the local Books of Million.

One would have thought that being …

Today's Quote

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The only way we'll have real pride is when we demand recognition of a culture that isn't just sexual. It's all there - all through history we've been there; but we have to claim it, and identify who was in it, and articulate what's in our minds and hearts and all our creative contributions to this earth.

-Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart

Something toThink about

I was arrested last night. I am in the barracks under guard. . .Mother of God! I don't know what to do or say. . . I destroyed all my letters and flushed my address book down the latrine, so no else needs worry. . . don't write

-An Army Guy  writing to Sgt. Jon H. at Camp Polk, Louisiana, Nov 2, 1944

Gawd, the place is mad. Drinks, eats, song, apartments,cars,girls, boys, boy-girls, girl-boys, bitch, butch - heavenly days, McGee!

Another friend writing to Sgt. Jon H. describing a New York City furlough Nov 11, 1944

Crane to Gidlow

I hope that Radclyffe Hall will one day write about a Lesbian who is not tragic, as I hope to do a portrait of  a man homo who is perfectly, or at least fairly, well adjusted to life. Don't you think the tragic and lonely aspects have been too much emphasized? Soon there will be no question about normal or abnormal people. One will merely write or individuals who fall in love in different ways, and the rigid conception of man and woman will melt away into something more fluid.

-Clarkson Crane, a California Teacher and novelist, writing to Elsa Gidlow, a lesbian friend, 11 April 1929

Today's Quote

If the best the liberal establishment wants to offer us is it's traditional defense - leave them alone, they're sick, not criminal- we will show them that no dream for a new America can exclude us.

-Marty Robinson, "Homosexuals and Society:
The 'Cure' is Rebellion, "Village Voice, 29 April 1971

Will NC be the Marriage WarZone in 2011

So Will the Marriage fight come to North Carolina in 2011? I believe it will and our community isn't really for said fight at all. We haven't done enough on this issue.

North Carolinarecognizes neither same-sex marriages nor any other form of legal recognition of same sex-unions. The state bans same-sex marriage, though there is no constitutional amendment implanted at this time. However, an anti-same-sex marriage bill is currently pending. Based on a poll, 76 percent of those surveyed support a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage and similar unions. In another poll, over half of North Carolina residents would oppose a ban on same-sex marriage, though the majority does not support granting full marriage rights to same-sex couples. 27.5% of those polled support civil unions or registered partnerships providing most of the rights found in a civil marriage, and 20.8% of those polled support full same-sex marriage. 44.4% oppose any form of legal recognition for …

Only if I could do the Same

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Is this in Our Future?

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Fog on the River

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Matt trying to make it clear

No, I didn't say it was a waste of time. And we do cover items of interest from ENC when we know about them. But we don't expend extra resources on tracking these items down when our small staff needs to be focusing on our core readership (Charlotte, Raleigh area, Triad area). That is where the OVERWHELMING majority of our readers are. It make nothing but pure common sense for us to focus our resources there, does it not? Regardless, if there are ever items from ENC that you want us to be aware of, please make us aware of it. We are more than willing to cover items of interest.

Matt Comer

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Matthew M.H. Comer
Editor, QNotes
arts. entertainment. news. views.
Please I remember back when you did a piece on the Real Estate crisis, when you couldn't even pick up a phone or email Real Estate broker to see how the crisis was affecting Eastern NC, Yet gave a report about Charlotte, Raleigh, and other others.

However for a Paper who Claims the be for the Carolina's North and…

Finally some Truth in a Email from Qnotes

Sick... We are a paper based in Charlotte. More gay people live there as well. It only makes sense that much of our coverage would focus on the area where we are based and where more gay people live (and, as such, where more gay events take place).

We have reached out to Eastern NC, but have done so less frequently recently as ENC is no longer a viable market for us. In fact, we recently quit distributing print editions there. It is unreasonable for you to expect us to pour regular resources into an area in which we will see practically zero return. We are a business, not a non-profit. Sorry, but that is reality.

Matt Comer
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Matthew M.H. Comer
Editor, QNotes
Well it’s nice to know that WE here in EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA don’t matter to the rest of the Carolina LGBT community. Finally the TRUTH has come out. Matt has confirmed what I had expected all these years, well since Q-note and THE FRONT PAGE merge those many years ago.

Frankly this should piss everyone in EASTERN NC off. We…

A event that was share with many NC bloggers and News source gets almost no attention at all

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More than 7,000 hate crimes occur in the United States each year.
The victims of these crimes are targeted because of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other differences from the “norm”.
Even if we hear about hate crimes, we generally do not see or understand the role hate plays in our everyday lives.
Participants in Erasing Hate will discuss how we all contribute to the problem and what we can do to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.
Sunday, November 21, 6:00PM
Monday, November 22, 9:30AM, 11:00AM & 12:30PM
Johnston Community College
Paul A. Johnston Auditorium
Smithfield, NC

Another Local Event that didn't met the standards of many LGBT NC Blogger, or paper...  I have written that if you live east of 95 you just don't matter, Well Smithfield Sit on both sides...

Whats the point of having a Tip Line if you don't use it?

If you ask for community events then don't publish those event Then Why As for them..

Comment by Appellation

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jat (aka SNT):
Your rantings are illogical, lacking in substance, poorly researched and an embarrassment to read. Please save the community you purport to wish to help the embarrassment and quit typing.
Defeating an amendment in the legislature every year for the past seven years is not “laying around” or “not doing jack.” Every poll at the state and national level shows increased support for marriage equality as more and more time passes. Therefore, should an amendment actually be put to the ballot one day, the strategy of delay which has been successfully achieved in NC logically increases the chances of beating a ballot measure — not to speak of beating it on a floor or committee vote.
Of course, as Arizona showed us, merely defeating an amendment on a ballot doesn’t mean that the bigots won’t try again two years later.
The rallies by the bussed-in-bigots were of no consequence in Raleigh as evidenced by the failure of the bussed-in-bigots to be able to move their is…

NC4Marriage rally vs NOM rally

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Photo by me. This how the community reacts to Local anti-gay groups on marriage issues. Community Leaders and Local Blogger didn't want a protest..
Photo by Jerimee Richir. However this how the Community act when NOM comes to town, and when our local LGBT leaders and bloggers call for action against NOM

WHY???????? WHY???????? WHY???????????
The Local LGBT community is a bunch of @#%^&*(), they don't mind miss work for a few hours when the local equality groups and other groups (from out of state) call for action..

Get arrest then beg for money for legel fee, WTF

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If I'm even brave enough to handcluff my ass to a fence to draw attendtion to an injustice, Once I do,I should have the balls to pay for my own legal fees.

Those so-call activist whom choose to do so, then gets arrested should follow through. They should pay for their own lawyers and their own bail. To ask the community to help pay your fees is just wrong. If you are going to do it, then do it right

Scott Wooledge aka Clarknt67 on Twitter, has ask the community do just that...

If you ain't got the cash, then don't do the crime..

ERASING HATE EVENT

A FIRST FOR JCC and possibly Johnston County (to my knowledge)

ERASING HATE EVENT

Sunday 11-21 at 6pm at JCC (exit 95 on I95)

" "Erasing Hate" is geared toward students, faculty, staff and community members about what they can do to create climates that are inclusive for every member of JCC Family and our surrounding communities. Join us for an intimate discussion on how we can begin erasing hatred based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, race, religion or any other reason."

Hosted by...
JCC Global Education & Diversity Committee
JCC Student Government Association
JCC - BGLAD
and
The Matthew Shepard Foundation

Where are our Leaders on the Marriage Issue?

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These groups that opposed same-sex marriage will be coming active again very soon, Here and here and here

Its time for the LGBT Community to get form behind their desks and from in-front of their computer screen.We need to get into our Law makers face's and let they know where we Stand.

Members of our community need to come out of the Closet and stand up and tell  your local Representative that ewe don't need or support amendment to our State Constitution banned same sex marriage..

We can no longer wait on this issue, we can't contunie to do nothing on this issue.. Where is our Gay couples to file suit to get the Marriage law banned.. Why hasn't any NC LGBT Group try this yet? Why? What are you waiting for. When the anemdment gets approve then its too late...

OK, NC Equality, but that NC money to use in NC Now...

GOP outreach at statewide conference

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Republican legislators might attempt to pass an anti-gay constitutional amendment on marriage, although it failed to appear in GOP legislators’ October list of their eight most pressing policy and legislative agenda items.

If approved by the legislature, the constitutional ballot initiative could cost the state nearly $5 million.

Equality NC hopes they can appeal to fiscal conservatives within the GOP who might be uncomfortable spending $5 million in such a tight economic climate. The state faces a nearly $4 billion shortfall next year
Matt did a great job on this piece, however reality hasn't set in for many yet..

First of all I bet the New GOP members and rest of the sitting GOP have all ready met and or emailed each other on how to get this on ballot, and where the money will come from. To think other wise is just wrong. Old groups are or might be starting up again and getting ready for this fight. While we basically sit on our asses or party at the bars on local bookstor…

Gay Marriage Ban coming to NC, What will the community do now?

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The FayObserver as this report,

RALEIGH - The economy dominated the fall campaign, but leaders among North Carolina's social conservatives believe the Republican sweep at the Legislature should finally permit a vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.


Will this happen this coming up year? that is the Question, however my question is what the fuck will the LGBT Community do about it.

Back in 2009 NC4Marriage had a rally to consider this topic, only about 14 members of the LGBT community protested this rally.While our so-called damn leaders didn't do a thing, and didn't want us to hold a counter-protest. Instead they wanted us to attend the NC Equality Day of Action.

However these very same individuals come out if Force When NOM was coming to town. Yes, everyone who didn't do a thing about NC4Marriage gather in Raleigh to let Brain and Maggie know that we would fight them on this issue.

One might ask just who are the LGBT Leaders in NC. To date we h…

Chesapeake Bay Waves

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Where was the LGBT Community, AWOL as usual

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Well there was a rally in Raleigh tonight a joint rally of The Dream Act and DADT, however the LGBT community was absent all together, not one member of Raleigh/Durham area showed to add their support.

I can only guess once again the fucking sheep of the community didn't attend because they didn't get the go ahead from the so-called community leaders... We know who they are.

I guess if the self out whining Dan Choi was there, everyone would have been there.
Once again the community who wants equality for all couldn’t show up to lean support for another group who have the almost the same goal.

This would have been a great time to connect with the Hispanic community; this was an epic failure from our community



FW: DADT rally in nc

Subject: RE: DADT rally in nc
Below is the advisory with all of the details regarding today’s event in Raleigh.  Also, I’ve cc’ed Jose Rico on this email.  Jose is the on the ground media contact and will be at today’s event.
Please let me know if you need anything further,

Best,

Brad


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
CONTACT:  Brad Luna -- 202/812.8140 (cell) or brad@lunamediagroup.com LOCAL CONTACT:  Jose Rico -- articuno365@yahoo.com
VETERAN’S DAYMEDIA ADVISORY
DREAM Activists and Raleigh Advocates for Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Plan Local Action; Rally for Veteran’s Day Part of National Campaign Week-Long Campaign Will Focus on Building Pressure for U.S. Senate to Repeal Discriminatory Law During Upcoming Brief “Lame-Duck” Session
Raleigh, NC – Today, DREAM Activists and Raleigh area advocates supporting the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law announced plans for a local protest on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The Raleigh rally – just one of dozens of simila…

South Carolina Supreme Court knew that even hate speech is free speech

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Greenville Circuit Judge Edward Miller had previously upheld Joseph D. Bane's 2008 conviction, but the Supreme Court said a city rule against remarks that “humiliate, insult or scare” was too vague. All five of the court's justices also agreed there was no evidence to convict Bane under other provisions of the ordinance. According to the opinion handed down Monday, Bane was fined $200 after preaching loudly against homosexuality in downtown Greenville and, according to testimony, calling two women “faggots” who would “burn in hell.” Bane's attorney, Samuel Harms, said the ruling means residents can once again “preach against homosexuality without the fear of being arrested by a city police officer.” Harms said the city should have realized its ordinance was unconstitutional and voluntarily dismissed the case.
I'm so glad that some Judges knows that even hate speech is still free speech.....

Susan Sarandon says GLAAD is ‘out of control’

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Actress Susan Sarandon has defended Glee after the show was criticised for using the word ‘tranny’.
The word was used in a Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode earlier this month.

Sarandon, who starred in the original film version of the musical, defended the show and accused GLAAD of becoming extremist like the animal rights group PETA.

She told the New York Daily News: “What should they [Glee] have said? [GLAAD is] getting like PETA – way out of control.”
I can only hope that if they are truly going to make a remake of the Rocky Horror Show, that the producer tells GLAAD to FUCK and DIE... GLAAD is Attacking every movie that is gay Theme, or gay subtext if it does conform to their fucking censorship.. GLAAD Action might just one make it completely impossible to make films about slavery or the holocaust, because some one might get their fucking feeling hurt...

Glaad is fucking with our freedoms once again

This time they are taking aim at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Glee for doing it recently

Those assholes over at GLAAD need to get a fucking life ASAP..

I heard rumor that there might be a remake of the RHPS soon, I can only guess that  GLAAD will do everything to make sure the main Theme and songs will be gender neutral, make it a complete failure..

GLAAD is getting like HRC fucking bulling other companies and business to do what they want. or to make nice big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ under the table to GLAAD.....

BREAKING: Keith's message to us

Statement To The Viewers Of Countdown

I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support.
Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small. 


I would also like to acknowledge with respect the many commentators and reporters, including those with whom my politics do not overlap, for their support.         


I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule – which I previously knew nothing about -- that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC. Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of…

The Dehumanizing of one group by other group whom wants Equality

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Dehumanization is the process by which members of a group of people assert the "inferiority" of another group through subtle or overt acts or statements. Dehumanization may be directed by an organization (such as a state) or may be the composite of individual sentiments and actions, as with some types of de facto racism. State-organized dehumanization has been directed against perceived racial or ethnic groups, nationalities (or "foreigners" in general), religious groups, genders, minorities of various sexual orientations (e.g., homosexuals), disabled people as a class, economic (e.g., the homeless) and social classes, and many other groups. Some names are used such as sewer rat, spic, jap, and gook.

Now us in the LGBT Community knows what this mean, after all we hate being call, fag, faggot, dyke, homosexual, ect ect.

Now, GLAAD goes after those whom degrade us in the media, while giving us a free pass to degrade and dehumanize another group. Yet, it’s more shocki…

Just who's ass did Glaad Kiss to make this happen

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GLAAD’s Red Carpet Gala will take place at a private home – an Intracoastal Waterway estate surrounded on three sides by water. Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres amidst the sleek and modern décor, on a sweeping lanai that extends around the beautiful pool to the Intracoastal.

Wow another event, where the high and mighty actors/actresses whom most are in the fucking closet ( and will deny they are) but will come out once their careers start to tank... like the most recent one Kelly McGillis.. (see qnotes for from)