Safe Schools NC 2016 LGBTQ+ Conference for Educators
Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
A conference to help ensure more safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students by Safe Schools NC open to teachers, school administrators, nurses, guidance counselors, and all other school faculty. After the passage of HB2 this conference is especially vital. To attend, register at bit.ly/2dYChRT. More information is available online.
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NC Trans Pride in Action
521 Gorrell St., Greensboro
The 3rd Annual NC Trans Pride in Action is a two-day event focusing on the past, the present and the future for the trans community. On Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. there will be a showing of “MAJOR!,” a documentary telling the story of trans rights activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, in the Global Learning Center Auditorium. On the following day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., also in the Global Learning Center Auditorium, there will be gathering for a day of community building and healing with trans and gender non-conforming artists, organizers, workshops, and vendors. A talent show and after party follows. For more information email email@example.com.
Miss Dia de Los Muertos
3217 The Plaza, Charlotte
Charlotte Latin Pride will crown the first Miss Dia de Los Muertos in celebration of The Day of the Dead. The pageant begins at 10:30 p.m. and contestants will compete on theme and talent. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween on the Harbor Cruise
40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC
Charleston Pride hosts its second annual Halloween on the Harbor Cruise. Participants can enjoy an open bar, hors d’ouevres, hookah and entertainment by DJ Beck Danger while cruising around the city. Pride Partners and Friends with Benefits receive free admission to the event and should email email@example.com with name to confirm a spot on the cruise. Tickets are $40. All proceeds will benefit Charleston Pride and Pride 2017. More information is available online.
March to the Polls
UNC Asheville main quad
1 University Hts., Asheville
1 a.m.-2 p.m.
ACLU of NC – UNC Asheville Chapter and Democracy North Carolina team up for a march to the polls that will begin at UNC Asheville’s main quad, where speakers will discuss important issues before mobilizing to cast a vote. Free food will be provided at the end of the march for those with an “I Voted Early” sticker. Donations will be collected to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). A sign making party will take place the night before the march at 6 p.m. in the same location. The march is non-partisan and candidates and elected officials are welcome to attend. More information is available online.
Stonewall Sports Charity Drag Show
2301 Freedom Dr., Charlotte
8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Join Stonewall Sports, MC Aaron Malachi, DJ Little Beauty and drag king and queens for a night of fun for a good cause: raising money for Time Out Youth. The door charge goes to Time Out Youth for anyone arriving before 10 p.m. and the tips collected by the drag kings and queens will as well. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. More information is available online.
Grady Cole Center
310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte
The second year back after a hiatus, Gay Bingo returns with a “Star Wars” theme and host drag queen Barbara Burning Bush. Bingo Verifying Divas, or BVDs, will walk the room, song and dance will carry on throughout the night and money will be raised for RAIN, so they can continue their work for HIV/AIDS services. The event is best enjoyed by adults, or older children with parental approval. General admission tickets cost $35. More information and tickets are available online.
Rainbow Readings: LGBTQ Storytime
Glenwood Branch Library
1901 W. Florida St., Greensboro
All are welcome for an afternoon of LGBTQ specific literature for school aged children as well as a craft. The event will also be a time of togetherness and community. More information is available online.
Different Roads Home: 7th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Join Different Roads Home as they present their 7th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration, helping to raise funds for the HIV/AIDS services work they do year round. The night’s entertainment will include a conversation with “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice, country musician and Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient Louise Mandrell and pop duo Jason and deMarco. Tickets range from $30-$150. More information and tickets are available online.
Charlotte Transgender Day of Remembrance
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E 4th St., Charlotte
A gathering to honor the lives and memories of those lost this year to anti-trans violence for Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year has already seen a record number of transgender people murdered. Vigils will be held across the country to remember those lost, and those held in North Carolina will have the added significance of the community continuing to suffer under the weight of the anti-LGBT bill HB2.
Last updated: October 20, 2016, 8:38 p.m.