The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 with Olympic medalist Greg Louganis as keynote speaker, SC Equality will present a live performance by Sandy and Richard Riccardi on June 23 and Proud Mary Theatre Company has been formed performing LGBTQ-themed stories.
North Star LGBTQ Community Center will hold its Good Company Gala on Nov. 8, Alamance Pride will be held on Oct. 7, Drag Queen Bingo will be held on Oct. 21, Metropolitan Community Church of Winston-Salem, 4105 Patsy Dr., is hosting The Carolinas and Tennessee Network’s 2017 Network Gathering from Nov. 10-11 and the Guilford Green Foundation has announced that it has rebranded itself complete with a new logo and a relaunched website.
The LGBT Center of Raleigh will hold its Annual Awards Gala, “Strength Grows Here,” on Oct. 6, the Miss Hispanidad 2017 Pageant will be held on Aug. 25 and on July 23 St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church held a Celebration of Life for Rev. Carlton Dale Mutts Rutherford, LCSW, M.Div., who died on July 15.
Time Out Youth Center is holding it annual Platinum Gala, the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sonya Barnes at its upcoming meeting, the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund is gearing up for its ‘Happening,’ MeckMin is holding its awards breakfast, Carolina CARE Partners is hosting its AIDS Run, Takeover is set to make a splash at its summer pool parties, the Equality March is coming to Charlotte, PFLAG Charlotte has a new president, Concord/Kannapolis PFLAG will screen a film and PFLAG Gaston begins its satellite group meetings in Belmont.
Charlotte has seen a lot of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) over the last few years. The organization, the largest LGBTQ rights advocacy lobbying group in the country, was active in helping to elect Charlotte City Council members who would pass a fully inclusive LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance, working alongside Equality North Carolina (ENC) and MeckPAC.