Youth prom, banquet approach

DURHAM, N.C. — iNSIDE oUT s inter-GAY-lactic Prom will be held on June 3, 7 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 E. Trinity Ave.

Those who are 18 years-of-age and younger are invited to attend. Attendees can dance with friends and sweethearts, swap clothes with other youth and hang out in the photo booth.

The group’s 10th Annual Banquet and Gaiety will be held on June 5, 12 p.m., at the LGBTQ Center of Durham, 114 Hunt St.

The event s tickets are free of charge, however, a suggested contribution of $5-$10 will be appreciated to help the organization continue its service to its youth programs.

Email insideoutamy@gmail.com to learn more.

info: insideout180.org.

Fest raises funds

RALEIGH, N.C. The Crape Myrtle Festival s recent host party helped to raise over $25,000 with less than $2,000 in expenses.

Nearly all of the contributions will go to those in the Triangle who are living with HIV/AIDS or LGBT causes.

Contributions are still being accepted. The organization seeks to raise $100,000 after expenses.

info: crapemyrtlefest.org.

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