ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The LGBT Democrats of North Carolina will host its second annual state convention on Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m., at the Grove Park Inn, Roosevelt Room, 290 Macon Ave.

This is being held in conjunction with Blue Ridge Pride and the N.C. Democratic Party’s Western Gala.

President Ryan Butler of Greensboro was recently interviewed by C-SPAN at the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte.

Other offices are Concetta Caliendo, vice president, Charlotte; Gayle Keresey, secretary, Wilmington; Kirby Heard, treasurer, High Point; and Zachery Reedy, vice president for university and college outreach, Cullowhee.

The event is free. Dues are $10 for those who want to join the organization.

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