The Voices Project
Wells Fargo Auditorium
430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
In celebration of World AIDS Day, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) and Mecklenburg County Health Department present this special evening of story-sharing, bringing voice to those living with HIV and remembering those who have passed. Storytellers include Power 98’s No Limit Larry, WCCB’s Morgan Fogarty, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s the Rev. Ollie Rencher and others. Open to the public, free. Donations accepted. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pre-show reception.
Charlotte City Club
121 W. Trade St., Suite 3100, Charlotte
Hearts Beat as One Foundation hosts its second annual Package Auction, featuring hot and sexy auction participants with huge gift packages ready for your bid. All proceeds benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project, a children’s literacy program.
No Pants No Problem
1212 E. 10th St., Charlotte
The concept couldn’t be any simpler: You come, you drop your pants, you dance in your underwear. The event will also feature a number of performances and installations from local artists and activists. The event is a safer-sex/harm-reduction awareness party. The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) will be on hand with condoms and other safer sex goodies. Cover is $5 without pants and $10 with pants. Proceeds benefit RAIN.
Equality NC Gala
203 S. Elm St., Greensboro
Equality North Carolina hosts its eighth annual fundraising dinner, featuring award presentations and guest speakers including former NFL player Wade Davis. More information online on tickets and lodging.
Salisbury Pride fundraiser
Spoken Space Theatre
405 N. Lee St., Salisbury
Salisbury Pride hosts a drag show fundraiser. Admission is $15 and includes entry and a drink ticket.
Don King memorial
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
A celebration of life will be held for early Charlotte LGBT community leader Don King. Speakers who worked with him at The Charlotte Observer and in the community will share their memories. Music will be offered by local LGBT choruses.
Gather with friends, family and loved ones for a home-cooked meal and family time. In Charlotte, community member Janice Covington will host dinner for those who want or need extra company or have no other place to go. A full, traditional Thanksgiving spread will be provided at no cost at Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., 3 p.m.
BRIEF Calendar Launch
1426 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Join BRIEF for the launch of their official 2015 Men of BRIEF Calendar launch party. The calendar is free to all attendees of the 2014 BRIEF Fashion Event.
Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 W. Trade St., Charlotte
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) hosts its “Stronger Together” luncheon raising awareness off and funds for the group’s continued work fighting HIV/AIDS. The Ribbon of Love Leadership Award will be presented to Lesa Kastanas and Walter Kearns. $35.
Stonewall Awards Party
The Bar at 316
316 Rensselaer Ave., Charlotte
Stonewall Kickball Charlotte hosts its end of season and awards party, celebrating the end of its inaugural season. $15 admission includes one drink ticket. The team will also present a donation to Time Out Youth.
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte
One Voice Chorus presents their annual holiday concert with three opportunities to get in the Christmas spirit: Dec. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Tickets: $22/advance, $27/door (Matinee: $17).
Sleighbells & Sunscreen
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
1510 E. 7th St., Charlotte
Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte hosts their annual holiday concert. Join in on two nights, Dec. 12-13, both performances at 8:04 p.m. Tickets: $20-$25
Twirl to the World
1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Just Twirl presents its sixth annual Twirl to the World holiday party, raising funds and collecting stuffed animals and toys for children in need. The party, paid for by hosts and sponsors, donates all of the funds and gifts it receives. This year’s charities are Campus Pride and Smart Start of Mecklenburg County. Learn more and purchase tickets online at justtwirl.com.
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Last updated: November 20, 2014, 7:20 p.m.