Film to benefit national organization

CHARLOTTE — “Legalize Gay!” will be shown on Feb. 9 and 11 as a benefit to support Campus Pride.

The film is a documentary that captures the courage and conviction of a new generation of activists — gay and straight — as they campaign, often in parts of the country hostile to gay and lesbian rights, for LGBT equality in marriage, non-discrimination in sports and at work, standing up to bullying and forging inclusive college campuses. “Legalize Gay” follows LGBT and ally young activists as they put their words into action.

Screenings will be held at Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., on Feb. 9 with a reception at 7 p.m., and film presentation following at 7:30 p.m. and at The LGBT Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., on Feb. 11 with a reception at 2 p.m., followed by the film presentation at 2:30 p.m.

The event is free. However, contributions in any amount will be accepted to benefit local scholarships for LGBT and ally youth who wish to attend Camp Pride from July 17-22 in Nashville, Tenn.

The film will air on Logo later in the year.

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Chorus unveils giving program

CHARLOTTE — One Voice Chorus ended 2011 with a call for contributions to support its work.

Since the economy may make it difficult to make lump sum donations, a budget-minded, monthly giving program, Encore Circle, makes it simple to “keep the music and mission of the chorus thriving throughout the year.”

For those who make a pledge of $30 or more each month, One Voice will send two free tickets to their April 13 “Dreamscapes” concert at Club Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St.

The chorus is extending an invitation to the community for those enjoy singing to join them. Rehearsals begin Jan. 17 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd., from 7-9:30 p.m.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.