Pride group hosts open house

RALEIGH, N.C. — Shades of Pride and Triangle Black Pride is holding an open house on Dec. 23, 4:15 p.m., at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., as a way to begin preparations for its 4th Annual Pride.

Leaders will share volunteer opportunities for the event, as well as service on the board.

For more information, call Chair Akil Campbell at 919-233-2044, email or visit

Subjects sought

DURHAM, N.C. — Olivia Boger, a Sociology student at Duke University, is conducting research on the question — “How does the legalization of same-sex marriage affect the stigmatization of same-sex parenting?”

She is especially interested in obtaining perspectives from those living through the process of same-sex partnerships, same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting.

To be considered, call 404-556-2363 or email

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