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Fellowship of Metropolitan Community
Churches worships at 7 p.m. each Sun
day. Unitarian Church, corner of Sha
ron Amity and Hardwicke one biock
north of Cotswold Shopping Center.
For other services and meetings, cail
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Queen City Quordinators raises funds
for other Charlotte gay/lesbian groups
and initiates projects for the community
at large. Meetings are heid on first and
third Thursdays, 8 p.m., at the SANE
Center, 2125 Commonweaith Ave. (the
Labor Buiiding) and are open to all. For
vigorous continued growth, QCQ needs
volunteers and their ideas. For more
information, write P.O. Box 221841,
Charlotte 28222. QCQ: A United Con
cern for the Gay/Lesbian Community.
QCQ-affillated groups are listed here and send
representatives to assist In QCQ planning. QCQ
In no way controls activities of member groups
except In agreeing to grant funds to affiliated
gay/lesbian organizations requesting financial
assistance. Non-affiliate groups of particular In
terest to gay men and lesbians in Charlotte in
clude Charlotte AIDS Relief Fund, Gay Men Over
Forty, and the Charlotte chapter of NOW.
A Monthly Newsletter Published By QCQ
Vol. 1, No. 3-
To Go On Stage Nov, 19
In its tradition of encouraging live perfor
mances by lesbians and gay men, QCQ pre
sents its third cabaret on Saturday, Nov. 19,
at 8 p.m.
As in the past, the cabaret show, iasting
approximateiy two hours, wiil be held at the
Charlotte Unitarian Church where Metropoli
tan Community Church holds worship ser
vices. The Unitarian Church is located at 234
Sharon Amity Rd. North at the intersection
with Hardwicke one biock north of Cotswold
Parking is behind the church. Enter the lot
from Hardwicke after turning off Sharon Am-
This fall’s cabaret is biiled as the “Goid
Cabaret.” Focus of the show will be a musi
cal look at the past with selections from the
’60s and ’70s performed by Charlotte area
instrumentalists and vocalists who are ies-
bian or gay.
Charlotte activist Biiiie Stickell, QCQ co
founder who is chairing the cabaret planning
group, said, “The cabarets have been one of
the things I’ve been proudest that QCQ has
started. We’ve had some fantastic com
ments about the performances in the first
“People are always surprised at the reaily
talented singers and musicians who bring
their expertise out of the closet at the caba
rets. Unfortunately, lesbians and gay men
who have musical talents don’t get the
chance to perform before gay and lesbian
audiences. We give them that chance, and
they seem to give it evei^hing they’ve got.
“This time, we’re going to give the show
more performer-to-performer continuity. We
think that’li add even more enjoyment for the
performers as weil as the audience.”
Competent performers may stili audition
for the show. Production, stage and scenery
volunteers are welcomed. To participate as a
performer or volunteer, call Stickell at 563-
Tickets for the show cost $3 and are avail
able at Friends of Dorothy Bookshop, 332-
8893, and from many QCQ members. Tick
ets remaining after advance saies wiil be
sold at the door the night of the perfor
Lesbian Play Planned
After the cabaret, QCQ’s next event will be
The advertising and story deadline for De
cember’s Q-Notes is Monday, Nov. 28. The
issue will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Call Don King at 332-8893 after 6:30 p.m.
cosponsoring with Progressive Players Pro
ductions the late Jane Chambers’s lesbian
play “Last Summer At Bluefish Cove,” Jan.
17-23 at UNC-Charlotte’s Rowe Building
The funny, heart-tugging play about a
group of lesbian friends meeting for their
annual vacation together is the second
drama production by QCQ and Progressive
Players, virhich produced the highly success
ful “P.S., Your Cat Is Dead” before full
houses at the studio theatre in late summer.
“P.S.” rais^ over $850 for QCQ.
Auditions will be held in early December
with dates and location to be announced in
the December issue of Q-Notes. Production
volunteers or persons wishing more informa
tion may call 372-7121.
QCQ and Progressive Players tentatively
plan two other 1984 plays — one in May,
another in August.
Times To Be Decided
Times for the next training class for Gay-
/Lesbian Switchboard phone volunteers are
expected to be finalized in November. The
class will include meetings on three week
nights 7:30 to 9:45 and on two Sunday after
noons 2 to 5.
The Switchboard is experiencing a severe
shortage of volunteers. To find out how to
participate in training and in staffing the
phone, call 525-6128 and leave your name
and phone number on the tape, or write P.O.
Box 221841, Charlotte 28222.
The primary function of the switchboard is
to disperse information about activities and
gay/lesbian clubs, and to provide informal
counseling. No prior counseling experience
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