WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has recently completed its 2012 grants/projects voting and will award a record amount of $42,000 to its recipients on July 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the monthly Martini Night, 6th and Vine, 209 W. 6th St.

Grant recipients will be on hand displaying their work within the community. The initiative is part of supporting LGBT-related projects over a 22-year foundation history.

Martini Night supports local businesses who align themselves with the Adam Foundation mission, while providing a place for LGBT friends and allies to network. There is no cover charges or required fees. All contributions made are tax-deductible.

In other news, the foundation is holding a logo contest for its 23rd Annual Adam Festival 2012 on Oct. 6. The theme is “Imagine ADAM.” Deadline is July 10.

Concepts should be “cool, organic, nurturing, growing and even green,” the foundation said. The winner will be selected by the board and will receive two tickets to the Festival and two tickets to the sponsor and partner pre-party the evening before the main event. Submit entries through private message to the foundation Facebook page at or email President Crystal Simmons at For more information, visit

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