DURHAM, N.C. — From Sept. 25-27, the Triangle will see Pride: Durham, NC roll out their three-day programming for virtual festival goers.

The LGBTQ Center of Durham sponsors this annual event and features entertainment and a host of other opportunities for community engagement. This year, however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival will be held online. The majority of the programming will occur on Sept. 26, but the other two days have options as well.

During the festival there will be a showing of several documentaries including “MAJOR!” that tells the story about Miss Major, a Black transgender elder and activist.

Educational and restorative sessions will take place on Sept. 26 via Zoom, including Sister Circle with Dominique Jackson. This opportunity is designed specifically for transgender women and femmes of color.
Dai Burger, Taylor ALXNDR, Wafia and Robin S will entertain during the evening hours, along with local musicians.

Also featured this year will be a Pride Zine that participants can read and enjoy.

“A large communal gathering is neither safe nor feasible this year, but it is our goal to meet as many people as possible where they are by bringing a digital Pride into their homes. It is our hope that you will join us in spreading love and uplifting our community in September and throughout the coming year,” center chair J. Clapp shared.

The event will mostly stream on twitch.tv/lgbtqcenterdurham.

The organization has been gathering funding for the event. Suggested levels of giving are $5,000/Presenting, $2,500-$4,999/Lavender, $1,000-$2,499/Equality, $500-$999/Pride and $1-$499/Community. Email pride@lgbtqcenterdurham.org to contribute or for more information.

Check with Pride: Durham, NC and Twitch websites for more ticket information as the event closes in.

info: pridedurhamnc.org.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.