Charlotte: ‘The L Word’ star to appear at Gantt Center

News Notes: Carolinas

by Lainey Millen  Special Assignments  specialassignments@goqnotes.com
Published: April 3, 2010 in Carolinas News Notes

‘The L Word’ star to appear

CHARLOTTE — Pam Grier, Kit to those of you who were big-time “The L Word” devotees, will appear on May 7, 7 p.m., at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.

“A Foxy Brown Affair” features the legendary actress, director and author. She serves as an inspiration for African-American women. She will serve as host for the evening, while attendees enjoy music, film, food and more.

She will be be sharing her new book, “Foxy: My Life In Three Acts.” Grier was in the films “Foxy Brown,” “Above the Law,” “Jackie Brown” and more. She has made guest appearances on “Miami Vice,” “Martin,” “Night Court” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Tickets are $25 advance/$35 at the door. Advance purchase may be made at RealEyes Bookstore at 3306-B N. Davidson St. in NoDa.

The “affair” is being sponsored by RealEyes Bookstore, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Best Buy and JSW Media.

For more information, call 704-344-8989.

Go, fight, win!

CHARLOTTE — A pep rally and social fundraiser for Campus Pride will be held on May 13 at 8:30 p.m. at The Bar at 316, 316 Rennselear Ave. Featured speaker will be Brian Sims, an openly gay NCAA college football champion.

In 2000, Sims was the captain of the Bloomsburg University football team in northeast Pennsylvania. In the middle of the greatest season in the NCAA Division II school’s history, Sims did the unthinkable: he came out. In doing so, the regional All-American and team captain became the only openly gay college football captain in NCAA history and the most notable college player to ever come out today. Sims took his team to the NCAA Division II National Championship and 12 seasons of winning football. Today Sims is an LGBT advocate and successful policy attorney who lives and works in Philadelphia.

This event is open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of Campus Pride.

For more information, call 704-277-6710.

Save the date!

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (CLGF) will hold its Third Annual Happening on May 13, 12-1:15 p.m., at the Uptown Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. Mayor Anthony Foxx will serve as keynote speaker.

This luncheon event is held to raise awareness and support for the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund, while highlighting its grant program and recent grant recipients who will be notified on April 15. The application submissions were accepted between Jan. 29-March 18. This year there is a of around $40,000 for basic operating grants.

CLGF was established to positively impact the chronic underfunding of LGBT non-HIV programs. The Fund is a collective giving and endowment initiative of Foundation For The Carolinas that supports organizations and programs that reach out and serve lesbian and gay individuals and their families, as well as other initiatives that seek to cultivate a more diverse community.

Networking will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Tickets are $30 and $350 for reserved table for 10.

Event sponsorships are available.

For more information, call 704-665-1888 or visit fftc.org/clgf.