Hunks for sale!

RALEIGH, N.C. — The annual Crape Myrtle Festival’s Bachelor(ette) Auction, “Going Once, Going Twice,” is slated for March 4, 6 p.m., at Babylon Restaurant, 309 Dawson St.

Ten of the Triangle’s finest will go to the highest bidders.

Celebrity guest emcee DJ Robert will be spinning the hottest tracks while models wearing the latest trends from Dapper Style House strut their stuff.

A dream date package goes to each of the highest bidders.

A $10 donation at the door goes to benefit Crape Myrtle Festival’s local charities.

At press time, male models are Frankie Clark, Seth Castro, Kyle Overby and Josh Young. Female models are Brandi Duke, Jaci Field, Kelly Spaulding and Melissa Williams. One more in each category will be announced at the event. Bios and photographs are being posted on Facebook for early review.

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Photo op available

APEX, N.C. — Kidd Photography Studio is working on an ad campaign and is searching for same-sex partners with families to pose for family portraits. The are looking for all family types and are especially interested in working with same-sex couples with children or engaged couples.

Images may be used later for the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s website.

Appointments will be set for late March or early April and photo sessions will be held at local outdoor parks in Raleigh.

Kidd is waiving its sitting fee for those who participate. Of course, individual or package sets will be made available to those who may want to purchase them. All sessions will be posted on their website.

For more information, email Jennifer Kidd at or visit

Sponsorships sought

RALEIGH, N.C. — OutRaleigh, slated for May 5 along Fayetteville Street City Plaza, is currently seeking event sponsors, says the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Executive Director James Miller.

The theme this year is “All Families Matter.” Both a main stage performance area for entertainers, local dignitaries and speakers, as well as a KidsZone complete with free activities and educational entertainment for young children will be available. Vendor space will be available, too.

The 2011 event attracted over 6,000.

For sponsorship, vendor or other information, call 919-832-4484, email or visit or

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,...