May 13 • Charlotte
Brian Sims meet and greet

Campus Pride hosts Brian Sims, former captain of the Bloomsburg University football team. In the middle of his school’s greatest season, Sims came out of the closet. In so doing, he became the only openly gay college football captain in NCAA history. Bar at 316, 316 Rennsalaer Ave. 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

May 13 • Raleigh
‘Candy’ club night

Liquid Nightclub & Lounge hosts its new, weekly LGBT club night, “Candy,” for those 18 and up. No cover charge. Liquid, 311 S. Harrington St.

May 14 • Charlotte

Formerly known as Lesbians Over the Age of 40 (now there are no age restrictions), LOAFERS meets for support, discussion and socializing. Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B-11. 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

May 15 • Charlotte
Photography club

Join other photography enthusiasts of all skill levels and interests at the Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B-11. 11 a.m.

May 15 • Charlotte
Drag Race

Everyone knows Charlotte has NASCAR. And, it also has the first-ever Queen City Drag Race. Grab your heels and a wig and set out to win the Drag Race Trophy in three fun and exciting competitions: Diva Dash 100, High Heel Run 4×4 Team Relay and Most Money Raised. Proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign. Get more information and register at

May 15 • Charlotte
Finish Line

After you’re done competing in the Queen City Drag Race, head over to its official after party at Hartigan’s Irish Pub, 601 S. Cedar St. 6-10 p.m.

May 15 • Durham
Forces of Nature

Common Woman Chorus presents their spring concert, “Forces of Nature.” From their website: “Forces of Nature shape our world, and we are each a Force of Nature. Come join the Common Woman Chorus in celebrating through music the powerful, awe-inspiring, subtle and persistent forces that mold our earth and shape our lives.” Tickets are $10 and available at Cameron’s, Regulator Bookshop, Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh and White Rabbit. Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd. 8 p.m.

May 15 • Raleigh
MCC of the Carolinas

Join fellow members of the Metropolitan Community Churches at a Carolinas networking and gathering event. St. John’s MCC, 805 Glenwood Ave. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Register online:

May 15 • Winston-Salem
Homophobia in the Black Church
Pastor Roger Hayes of the Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, in partnership with The African American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion, present “The Politics of Silence: Homophobia in the Black Church.” The forum will discuss issues of importance to LGBT people in the life of the black church. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register call 336-631-1331 or email Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, 1005 Burke St., Suite B. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.