Welcome to InterstateQ.com, the commentary and opinion blog of civic journalist and activist Matt Comer. InterstateQ.com brings you serious, insightful and in-depth discussion and commentary on the important local, state and national political, religious, cultural and social issues of the day.

For Journalists: Learn more about Matt’s past media-press appearances at MattComer.net/news-media/

Matt Comer

Matt Comer, 28, is a civic and community journalist and progressive, LGBT activist. Hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C., Matt currently lives and works in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as editor of QNotes, the Charlotte-based LGBT newspaper of North Carolina. Matt recently returned to school at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he is continuing his studies in American history and politics.

Matt attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2004 through 2007. He has been active in LGBT advocacy work since high school.

Matt started this blog first in July 2005 on Blogger and then later moved to a local paid hosting service (TechTriad). In January 2007, the entire site moved to its current home, InterstateQ.com.

Matt also also provides and media/new media consulting, web hosting and social media integration services. Learn more about Matt and his services at MattComer.net.

Read Matt’s extended bio and see press clippings at MattComer.net/contact/#about.

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Guest Contributions are always encouraged! From time-to-time, community members and InterstateQ.com readers submit their thoughts for occasional, guest contribution on the site. If you’re interested in a guest post, contact us.

Want to be a Regular Contributor? InterstateQ.com is looking for new folks to join the ranks of our regular contributors. Do you have an opinion? Are you connected and in touch with your local and national community? Always looking for a platform to get something off your chest? If you’ve got the spirit, the time and the commitment to post your thoughts at InterstateQ.com on a regular, rolling basis, then you’re the right person for the job! People of color, gender-variant people and women are encouraged to guest contribute and become regular contributors. Contact Matt for more information.

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Last updated: 11/3/2013