Strut your stuff

CHARLOTTE — BRIEF! A Fete for Fashion is holding an open casting on Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m., at Resolve, 1222 E. Blvd., for male models to showcase the latest in underwear fashions at the upcoming event slated for April 7. This the event’s third year.

Organizers are looking for 15 “hot male bodies” to don the runway to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis and Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. Participants must be 18-years-old or older to be considered. Models will be featured in a calendar that will be given away free to soirée guests.

Call 704-817-7845 to schedule an interview and appointment. At the casting, participants will undergo a Q&A session, as well as engaging in a towel dropping to show one’s body in underwear. A face/body mug shot will be taken as well.

Training to help create safety net

CHARLOTTE — Stop the Hate Train the Trainer will be held March 19-21, 2012, at The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11.

This three-day program provides attendees with the tools to make one’s campus safe for students to learn and staff to work. It supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating bias and hate crimes on campus, as well as fostering the development of community. The program allows top administrators, student affairs professionals, faculty and students to learn new innovative tools to take action on hate crimes and bias-motivated violence issues on his/her campus.

The program and training manual was developed in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, Association of College Unions International, Campus Pride, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Wilbron Institute, Matthew Shepard Foundation, Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center and the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence.

Early bird registration is $395 until Feb. 19, 2012, and $495 afterward.

Full and partial scholarships are also available on a limited basis for LGBT youth. Funds were provided by the Charlotte Gay & Lesbian Fund and the ADAM queer youth grants program. Deadline to apply is March 1.

For more information, to download an scholarship application or to register, email or visit

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at and 704-531-9988,...