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Triangle: PFLAG fundrasing, Raleigh Center board slated

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Batter up CHARLOTTE — A group of women are interested in playing some ball, but are open to expanding to volleyball and/or soccer as well. This gathering would be held either once a week or every other week depending upon participants’ schedules or desires. Time and place is left to be determined. For …

OutWilmington Center to close building

COASTAL   OutWilmington Center to close building WILMINGTON — The board of directors of OutWilmington Community Center have decided to move out of their building on Dock St. and close their traditional physical location. Citing a need to reach out more in the community and to focus on community events, the board has decided having …

Jim Neal selected as NLGJA panelist

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   One, two, three, four… CHARLOTTE — Lez Be Fit Boot Camp (LBFBC) has begun! A preliminary session was held on May 31 as a warm-up preview of what to expect in this kicking four-week series that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Workout lasts an hour. No equipment is needed. Participants …

ACLU organizing Charlotte chapter

North Carplina News Notes

Charlotte ACLU organizing chapter CHARLOTTE — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in the process of reinstating a Queen City chapter, says Samantha Geller who serves on the steering committee along with other individuals, to activate this long-dormant activist organization. Currently, the committee is in the early stages of preparations so they can assist …

Choo-choo anyone?

Group takes to the mountains for a fun excursion

ASHEVILLE — NC Outings, a lesbian social group, is planning an adventurous excursion to Bryson City on July 12 to ride on the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad and then raft down the Nantahala River afterwards. Participants should arrive at the depot at 8 a.m. in Bryson City. Return time is about 4 p.m. A catered …

Black Gay Pride slated for July

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte CNCBGP slated for July CHARLOTTE — Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride (CNCBGP) is set to host its fourth annual Pride celebration, “Legends, Statements & Superstars,” from July 17-20. The weekend begins on Thursday with a town hall meeting sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) that will discuss the topic, “Racism in the LGBT …

Gold nugget found deep in Ozark mountains

Eclectic township rich in culture for LGBT travelers

Eureka Springs welcomes LGBT travelers with open arms. Sometimes life takes hikers on trails that are remote, yet unexpectedly enchanting. This is certainly true when it comes to discovering the countryside in Carroll County, situated in the Northwest Arkansas Ozark Mountains. The real gem in this Central American state is the township of Eureka Springs, …

Study: Gay youth want partners, kids

Relationship goals similar between gay, straight youth

NEW YORK, N.Y. — In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, social scientists have found that many lesbian and gay youth have expectations of spending their adult life in a long-term relationship raising children. More than 90 percent of females and more than 80 percent of males said they expect …

Primetimers celebrates 15 years

NC News Notes

Charlotte Primetimers celebrates 15 years CHARLOTTE — Primetimers of Charlotte, a social organization for gay men, celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 18. Primetimers meets on the second Sunday of every month at Metropolitan Community Church on Eastway Dr. The group has a bowling team, a theater group, and organizes game nights, one-day and weekend …

Windmeyer receives top award

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte Windmeyer receives top award CHARLOTTE — Because of his commitment to social justice, education development and training, Campus Pride founder and executive director, Shane L. Windmeyer, has been honored with the 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) — College Educators International. The Voice of Inclusion Medallion recognizes an …