Carolinas News Notes
Foundation mounts letter campaign
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation is seeking participants in its $5 letter campaign.
In its fifth year, contributions of $5 or more go toward investments in the community through the foundation’s grant program.
Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar this year. Right now there are five matching donors who are each donating $500 in honor of the five U.S. Supreme Court justices who voted to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act earlier in the year.
In other news, community partner Replacements, Ltd. is showcasing a traveling photo exhibit, “We Have Faith,” at their showroom at 1089 Knox Rd., McLeansville, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. It runs through Oct. 9.
The exhibit features well-known LGBT and allied clergy and people of many faiths and denominations, including Christians, Jews and Muslims. Through this series of images and stories, organizers are striving to fight religion-based homophobia.
Admission is free.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has a host of events slated for the month of October.
Martini Night will be held on Oct. 9 at 6th and Vine, 209 W. 6th St., from 6-9 p.m. Support AF by attending while enjoying the community’s company.
On Oct. 12, Out at the Movies will hold a benefit for the foundation by way of a film presentation of “Before You Know It” at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts ACE Theatre Complex, 1533 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. The program is part of the foundation’s Aging Friends Initiative. The storyline follows three aging LGBT seniors (Dennis, Ty and Robert) and their stories navigating the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years. It is produced by Sara Giustini and directed by P.J. Raval.
There are an estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the U.S., many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. These characters are part of this demographic and are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are trailblazers, who were born before the Civil Rights era, have witnessed the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation, as well as the HIV/AIDS pandemic to gay marriage.
Tickets are $6/adult and $5/seniors and students and will be available at 6:15 p.m. in the ACE lobby. All proceeds will benefit the foundation and the UNCSA’s School of Filmmaking.
The fun does not stop there. Save the date for “The Greatest Foundation on Earth,” the 24th annual Adam Festival event on Nov. 2 from 7-11 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St.
The evening fundraiser will be filled with food, DJ, dancing, auctions, entertainment and 2013 grant recipients.
Tickets are available online and are $30/adult advance, $35/adult at the door and $15/students. Or choose to donate $250 or higher and get free tickets to the special festival pre-party on Nov. 1 to be held at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 251 N. Spruce St., as well as free Adam Festival tickets. More details will be available at a later date.
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