PAQE1 CHARLOTTE’S QCQ-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS Acceptance Social/educational/discussion group (not religious) providing a comfortable, casual setting where old friends can be seen and new ones made. Everyone is welcome. There is no membership ros ter or dues. Sociai period and program weekly on Tuesday nights. Uniess oth erwise indicated, meetings are always at 8 p.m. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road two biocks north of Park Road Shopping Center. See story inside for schedule of this month’s pro grams. Gay/Lesbian Switchboard 525-6128 An information and referral service as well as a crisis line. Staffed most nights 7 to 11 p.m. Lambda Political Caucus Activist group initiating poiitical and ed ucational change through peaceful, sys tematic means, usuaiiy through behirid- the scenes work with poiitical parties and candidates and through distrib uting political Information. Open meet ings held monthly. Annual dues: $10 individuals: $15 couples. P.O. Box 221841, Charlotte 28222, or phone the Switchboard. MCC/Chariotte Charlotte congregation of the Universai 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 535-0541 or write the MCC office at 1927 N. Sharon Amity, Chariotte 28205. QCQ 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 NOVEMBER. 1983 Vol. 1, No. 3- Gay/Lesbian Performers 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 Shopping Center. Parking is behind the church. Enter the lot from Hardwicke after turning off Sharon Am- ity. 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 two. “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- 1939 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 mance. Lesbian Play Planned After the cabaret, QCQ’s next event will be December Deadline 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 Studio Theatre. 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. SwitchboarcTs Class 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 is needed. VOTE IN THE TUESDAY, NOV. 8, ELECTIONS

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