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Triangle Local Events – June 2015




Join us for the TRIANGLE GAY MEN’S CHORUS – 20th Anniversary Concert – VIVA TO THE DIVAS……as we salute the divas of Broadway, Billboard and the movies. June 6th 7pm Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 3011 Academy Rd, Durham, NC and June 7th 3pm  at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC. Suggested Donations:  $10 in advance at:At the door: $15 adults, $10 students and children.   for more info: www.tgmchorus.org


The NC Pride Parade and Festival will be held on September 26th 2015 – www.ncpride.org

The NC Pride Parade and Festival has announced a 5K run to be held on Saturday morning September 26th at Duke East Campus on the corner of Main Street and Campus Drive in Durham NC that is the festival and parade site.   The NCPride 5K Run will draw serious runners, walkers and supporters of LGBT community from throughout the state.  Categories for the run will be Open Male, Open Female, and Masters (over 50) for both Male and Female. The Race will start at 8:30 am  History: After 10 years of holding a NC Pride 5K Phantom race, several volunteers have formed a new NC Pride committee to add a “real” metered and marked 5K around the Duke East Campus.  Walkers will still be welcome.

Call for volunteers for this year’s NC Pride Parade and Festival: Needed photographers and also help with this year’s float and festival stage decor.

The NC Pride Parade and Festival will be held on September 26th 2015 – www.ncpride.org




Summary of other Upcoming Activities

New Listing Changes & Updates this Week

Triangle Night Clubs

Legends Night Club and The View – Raleigh - http://www.legends-club.com

Flex Club – Raleigh - http://www.flex-club.com

313 Club – Raleigh - http://313raleigh.com/

The Bar – Durham - http://thebardurham.com

Pinhook – Durham - http://www.thepinhook.com

On the Stage

Visit DPACnc.com for tickets and more information.

Durham – Visit DPACnc.com for more information on current shows


In the Galleries

LabourLove Gallery – Durham - http://www.labourlove.com

Room 100 – Durham - http://www.goldenbeltarts.com

Cary Gallery of Artists – Cary - http://www.carygalleryofartists.org

Ambleside Gallery – Greensboro - http://www.amblesidearts.com

Travel in NC

Our new website has listed the NC Pride Hotels for LGBT travel in NC: http://www.ncgaytravel.com

Job Announcements

Know of a job for our community. Send details.


Gay Friendly Businesses in the Triangle

See a listing of businesses and services on our website: http://www.ncgaytravel.com/ncgaytravel/triangle.html

Announcement of a gay “yellow pages” for NC NCPridepages.com http://ncpridepages.com – A listing of GLBT friendly businesses in NC by category.


Gay Roommates and GLBT Houses for Rent



Need a roommate? Have a house for rent? Send details.

Pets for Adoption & Care

Daddy needs a new home! We’ve been fostering Daddy, a lovely Boxer-Staffy mix, for over a year now. He’s a love – affectionate, good on or off leash, obedient, has sound basic training. A handsome (neutered) feller with brindle coat. We’re guessing 7-8 yrs old, so none of that annoying puppy energy. Curious? Let’s go for a walk! Also can send photos. Call me on 919-622-6175 or email gina22devine@gmail.com.

Have a pet to put up for adoption. Send details.

Durham -Animal Protection Society – Cat and Dog Adoption. Save Lives and Save $$! Help these sweeties find homes. Please call (919)560-0640 or visit http://www.apsofdurham.org for more info.

Regular Weekly Club Meetings


GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting – Durham – every Monday 6:30 PM, Duke Episcopal Student Center, 505 Alexander Avenue This is the weekly GLBT meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Every Monday, for general AA information in Durham call the hotline at 919-286-9499.

Toastmaster’s group meets every Monday night – Raleight – at 7 PM at the LGBT Center. Toastmaster’s International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality!  In short, the focus is to help individuals learn the art of speaking in front of an audience while developing leadership skills in a fun and safe environment! If you would like more information, are interested in joining or just curious- please contact Tim at tjob@nc.rr.com or simply show up!

Raleigh Monday Sex Addicts Anonymous – 8:00 P.M. – Type: Mixed/Closed Location: Fairmont Methodist Church (Use outside stairs next to Wesley Foundation house to 2nd floor. Park at 2515 Clark Ave, 1/2 block east of Pogue St.), 2501 Clark Ave. For information: 800-238-1080

New Frontrunner Info. Monday night campus run – email for meeting location/time:  kirkkorley@gmail.com Also Melissa Kelson melissakelson@hotmail.com is a contact and here is the link for the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Front-Runners-of-Chapel-Hill/103565929703807


The Light Group – Raleigh – GLBT AA Group meets Tues/Thurs/Sat. at 8pm at St. John’s MCC, 805 Glenwood Ave. , Raleigh . Tuesday is a Closed Big Book or Step Study, Thursday is a Closed Discussion Mtg., and Sat. is an Open Discussion Mtg. (Closed meetings are restricted only to AA members and newcomers who have a desire to stop drinking.)


Send us details of your event.


Triangle Rainbow Bowling League – Raleigh – 7:30pm, Pleasant Valley Lanes. GLBT bowling league in Raleigh, fun group, quality bowling center. New bowlers alwayswelcometrianglerainbowbowling@gmail.com

Raleigh – Kings & Queens Bowling League Every Thursday night at 7:30 pm at AMF Pleasant Valley Lanes, Raleigh….come join the fun it’s never too late to join…open to all…for more information check out our wedsite:  www.kingsandqueensbowling.com or Contact Billy Hutchins at knqbowling@charter.net

Grace Support Group Sex Addicts Anonymous – 7:30 PM – Type: Mixed/Open –  Location: Watts Ave Baptist (Park in Urban Ave parking lot, enter Double glass doors. Ring buzzer if locked. Meeting is on second floor up Inside stairs.), 800 Watts Ave at Urban

Triangle Area Lesbians Meet-Up – Join us for coffee and conversation at Foster’s Market in Chapel Hill (on MLK JR BLVD at Hillsborough St.) every Thursday between 6-8pm. Help plan weekend activities (such as dancing, art shows, movies, political & sporting events, etc.) while expanding your lesbian social network and having a lot of fun. All women welcome. Contact:TriangleAreaLesbians@gmail.com


Free HIV testing at the LGBT Center of Raleigh
Visit the center and receive professional and confidential testing provided in partnership with the Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina.
Every Thursday 6:30 pm-9 pm
411 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


LGBT Center of Raleigh Games Night – Raleigh/Durham – first and third Fridays of the month 7:30 PM – Come join us for Games Night, an LGBTQA game-playing, social group meeting held at 7:30-11pm every 1st Friday in the Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 East Trinity Ave, Durham and 3rd Friday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave.

Friday Lunchtime Chapel Hill Meeting Sex Addicts Anonymous – Chapel Hill – 1:00 PM – Type: Mixed/Closed Location: Chapel of the Cross (Room 1), 304 E. Franklin St.  For information call Tim M. at 919-444-3866

LGBT Al Anon Meeting – Durham – every Friday 6:30 PM,at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd.,This is the weekly LGBT meeting of Al Anon. Every Friday, for general Al Anon information in the Triangle call the hotline at (919) 713-1516.


NC Pride Band Rehearsal – Durham – on most Saturdays (see website calendar)2 pm – Eno River UU Church, 4907 Garrett Road – Music RoomOur State’s Premier gay band. Come join them. All levels welcome. For schedule and information go to: http://www.ncpmb.org

11th Step Prayer & Meditation Sex Addicts Anonymous – Raleigh – Type: Mixed/Closed Location: Fairmont Methodist Church, EducationBuilding (Park in lot at 2515 Clark Ave. 9:00 AM, 1/2 block east of Pogue St.Use outside stairs next to Wesley foundation house to 2nd floor. ), 2501 Clark Ave.  For information call Info Line: 800-238-1080

A New Front Runner group is trying to start here in Chapel Hill. They will be running Sat 9 AM at the Community Center Park on Estes Road and is also running a few nights a week, but times and dates have not set in stone yet.  To join or for more information call Kirk at 919-929-4567


Silver Roses Group (Lesbians over 50 and Those who LoveThem) – Raleigh – Weekly coffee/chat on Sundays Beginning 10/5/08… Raleigh Silver Roses will meet at New World Coffee shop at Pleasant Valley Mall (address: 4112 Pleasant Valley Rd. #124, Raleigh, NC 27612).  We are an activities and social group. There is no agenda; just good conversation, good coffee and 8-15 women usually show up. Contact grayangel_61@yahoo.com for more info.

Regular Monthly Meetings

Chapel Hill  Trans Discussion Group
Wednesday July 20, 8pm
Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W Franklin St
Bi-monthly support/discussion group for people who identify as trans, gender queer, or gender-questioning. www.internationalistbooks.org/

Triangle Polyamory Network: Monthly discussion group for all persons…gay or straight…interested in Polyamory and polyamorous relationships. Meets the third Sunday of the month in Durham.  Coffee socials and dinners are planned throughout the year as well.   For information see The new website:  http://www.meetup.com/trianglepolyamory/

Mary Renault Society: Triangle-centered pot-luck dinner and presentation group, on topics medical, legal, religious, literary, artistic, political … whatever relates to the gay experience.  Monthly (except for November) on the fourth Sunday of each month.  Check out  http://www.iyicreative.com/maryrenaultsociety

Durham Gender Alliance, a gender-issues support group meets every 4th Saturday of each month. For details visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/durhamgenderalliance/

RDU Prime Timers: a social group of Mature Gay and Bisexual Men and is the local chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide  Each month we hold a variety of events.  Our Web address is:http://www.meetup.com/rdu-pt”

Triad Gender Association (TGA): Located in Greensboro NC we providesupport and social networking for crossdressers, genderqueer, transgender,transsexual, questioning and allies. Meetings are held monthly, on the 2edSaturday, from 7pm – 11pm (with doors opening at 6:30pm)… More informationcan be found at http://www.triadgender.org/

PFLAG Support meeting – Chapel Hill – the first Thursday of everymonth 7:30 p.m. – United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Airport RoadNewcomers always welcome.  For info and directions: go to: http://www.pflagtriangle.org

Raleigh PFLAG Support Group – Raleigh – 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. Call 929-0192 or visit http://www.communityucc.orgfor directions

SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects) – Raleigh – For special meetings and workdays as scheduled. See: http://www.swoop4u.org

Triangle Area Gay Scientists Monthly Saturday potluck dinners – Durham/Raleigh – TAGS holds a potluck on the 2nd Saturday of each month in thehomes of our members in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh.  TAGS can be contacted at: tags@zuberfowler.com or our group site at http://www.meetup.com. Our newsletter is at tags.zuberfowler.com. For more info and locations goto: http://tags.zuberfowler.com/

Raleigh Lesbian Reading Group – The Lesbian Reading group would love for you to come and meet people like yourself while enjoying a great discussion. For more information please check out the meetup group. http://www.meetup.com/The-Raleigh-Lesbian-Reading-Group/

Triangle Log Cabin Republicans – Raleigh – The Triangle Log Cabin Republicans are now meeting through their Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LCRNorthCarolina/

The Raleigh Business and Professional Network meets the second Wednesday of every month. For dinner meeting locations and events, contact Raleigh Business and Professional Network at info@raleighnetwork.org

Atheism, Agnosticism, and Free Thought

Triangle Atheist, Agnostic, and Freethinker Meetup – Join a very active and welcoming group of nonbelievers for social functions and community building. For more info see:http://atheists.meetup.com/80/

Buddhist Meditation

Kadampa Center – Blending common sense and Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. – Raleigh – Dealing with human problems that are both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times. For information: http://www.kadampa-center.org

The Durham Shambhala Meditation Center – Durham – This center offers free meditation instruction, a welcoming sangha, and classes and activities to deepen your meditation practice.  Visit our website for more information http://durham.shambhala.org/

Christian Worship

Imani MCC – Durham – worships every Sunday beginning at 10:00 am in a new ministry center at 3602 C-View Street in Durham, NC 27713. For more information about Imani, please visit our website at www.ImaniMCC.org.

Calvary United Methodist Church – Durham – 304 E. Trinity Ave. For more info: 919-403-6881

St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) – Raleigh – 805 Glenwood Ave, Pastor Belva Y. Boone. Jubilation Service (traditional liturgy; 1 hour service) at 8:45 AM; Topics at Ten (Bible Study) at 10:00 AM; and our Celebration Service (blended praise & worship service) at 11:00 AM. For more info: http://www.stjohnsmcc.org or churchadmin@stjohnsmcc.org or 834-2611

Binkley Baptist Church – Chapel Hill – Binkley is a welcoming & affirming Baptist congregation, 1712 Willow Drive (adjacent to University Mall); 919-942-4964 orhttp://www.binkleychurch.org

Chapel Hill Christian Church – Chapel Hill – CHCC is a member of the Disciples of Christ denomination. Meeting Location: Chapel Hill YMCA – Meeting Time: 10:30 am Sundays Website: http://www.chapelhillchristianchurch.org/

United Church of Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill – Join us for worship on Sundays at8:45 and 11. for info call 919.942.3540 or visit http://www.unitedchurch.org

The Episcopal Church of the Advocate – Chapel Hill – Sundays at 5 pm – Holy Eucharist followed by dinner fellowship Services are at the Chapel Hill Kehillah – at the corner of Mason Farm and Purefoy Roads, between the UNC Medical Center and the by-pass in Chapel Hill.http://www.ouradvocate.org

Unity Center of Peace Church – Chapel Hill – The mission of Unity Center of Peace Church is to establish a safe space and community for all of us to honor our likenesses and differences as expressions of Divine Love.  All are welcome. Sunday service11a-12:30p. Reverend Bruce Milne. 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill, NC  (919) 968-1854http://www.unitychapelhill.org/

Calvary United Methodist Church – Durham – the first reconciling church in the Carolinas. Located at 304 East Trinity.  Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. See website:http://www.calvarync.org or call (919)688-7138.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church – Downtown Durham – St. Philip’s is a longtime open and affirming congregation. Located at 403 E Main St.NC. The church is one of the oldest and architecturally historic inDurham. See website: http://www.stphilipsdurham.org or call (919) 682-5708

Watts Street Baptist Church – Durham – located in Trinity Park is an American Baptist affiliated church of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptistshttp://www.wabaptists.org. Sunday at 11am (800 Watts Street) or anytime onlinehttp://www.wattsstreet.org. If you have questions, call at 919-688-1366.

Sanctuary UMC at Lakewood – Durham – Sanctuary UMC is a newly established reconciling & inclusive United Methodist Community of Faith. In addition to our weekly all-inclusive (contemporary & casual) worship service, we also host multiple AA meetings in English & Spanish, student tutoring services, and ESL classes. There is a Coffee House coming soon! Sanctuary UMC at Lakewood, 2317 Chapel Hill Road.web: http://www.sanctuaryumc.org  phone: 919.489.6273 email: jcompton@sanctuaryumc.org

Umstead Park United Church of Christ – Raleigh – an Open andAffirming Congregation, invites all to join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for Forum, 10:30 a.m. for Worship now meeting at our new home at 8208 Brownleigh Drive (near Umstead State Park).  http://www.upucc.org ordoug@upucc.org or call 844-666

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish – Raleigh – 1725 New Hope Road – Sunday services at 8 30 and 10 30, Our rectors are the Rev. Lorraine L Junggren and Rev. Jim Melnyke -office@stmarks-ral.org or http://www.stmarks-ral.org

St Francis of Assisi Parish – Raleigh – on Leesville Rd, Raleigh,NC. Check outhttp://www.stfrancisglbt.org for details and directions. An Affirming Catholic Church.

Community United Church of Christ – Raleigh – We welcome people of every race, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and economic condition. No matter where you are on your journey, you are welcome here! 814 Dixie Trail, (919) 787-6422http://www.communityucc.org

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church – Raleigh – 2723 Clark Ave. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA http://www.lcna.org/ric.shtm meaning that we are welcoming to all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. http://www.htelc.org or you can call (919) 828-1687

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) – Raleigh – 121 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 – Sunday Holy Eucharist, 8am (Rite 1) and 10:30 am (Rite 2) “Out and about” Dinner Group for GLBT parishioners ALL ARE WELCOME – Parish Website :  http://www.cgs-raleigh.org/

Unitarian-Universalist Worship

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Durham – 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham – Ours is a welcoming congregation, radically inclusive, broad-based and liberal in our theologies. Ours is a faith tradition born of the Judeo-Christian heritage, open to good teachings from their many sources and guided by our shared principles founded in an ethical basis. Our leadership includes BLGTQQ and straight people alike and has for many years. September to mid-June services at 9:15 and 11:15, summers one service at 10:15. Call for more information, 919-489-2575 and check out our web site at http://www.eruuf.org

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (UUFR) – Raleigh – invites you to thought-provoking and inspirational services on Sundays at 10:30am. UUFR has a long history of LGBT advocacy, including a unanimous statement of Conscience passed in 2004 in support of marriage equality, an LGBT group called Interweave, and a regular presence at the NC Pride parade.  3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh. For more information: http://www.uufr.org or 919-781-7635.

Jewish Worship

Judea Reform – Durham – Shabbat evening services are held on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. Babysitting is available for children three to eight years old. Saturday morning services are frequently held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (check our calendar). http://www.judeareform.orginfobox@judeareform.org or 919-489-7062

Chapel Hill Kehillah Synagogue – Chapel Hill – 1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-8914, admin@chkehillah.org Weekly Shabbat Services: Friday evening, 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings, 9:45 a.m. – noon.  We have a monthly Shabbat Shirah (musical service). Please see our website for more details and for adult education classes.http://www.chkehillah.org

Notice of upcoming services for Yavneh: A Jewish RenewalCommunity. Our next Kabbalat Shabbat service will be on Friday, July 30,7:45 pm, meeting at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 27 Horne Street, Raleigh 27607.  For more information or to be added to our weekly-updated email list, please contact Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, rabbi@yavneh-raleigh.org.  We expect our website, yavneh-raleigh.org, to golive by the end of July.

For Your Information

Join the New NC Pride Travel Club. It is a Not for profit travel club for LGBT citizens and friends of NC, organized by the PrideCommittee of NC. It is open to men and women of all ages. Its purpose is to create community, by forming travel groups to visit other Pride events and festivities around the country and the South. There are no fees or dues but Club members can share travelogues, travel information, experiences, hospitality and friendship. If you are looking for the fun gay experiences, wishing to make new friendships,interested in traveling to LGBT destinations, wanting reassurance before your big trip, requiring that little push to get you started or even just daydreaming of far-flung shores, then join the NC PrideTravel Group. We work with a LGBT travel agent to make sure our trips are special and we also have the special rates. To join or just be on our mailing list send an email toncpridetravelclub@yahoo.com

The LGBT Center of Raleigh – 411 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 has as its mission to strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina. Web site:http://lgbtcenterofraleigh.com phone 919-832-4484, email lgbtcenterofraleigh@gmail.com

Like Frisbee? Want a little exercise? Then come out and join us in Raleigh! We’re a group of friends who play casual ultimate Frisbee, also called Frisbee football. Casual means it’s all for fun, e.g., no stall counts, arms length distance while guarding. We meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings, either around NCSU or at one of the Raleigh city parks. Everyone is welcome! e-mail glbt-frisbee@usa.net

Geeks and Gaymers of North Carolina is a social group dedicated to stimulating your geeky intellectual side. We participate in movie outings, sci-fi convention trips, monthly book club chats, online gaming , Dr. Who nights, board game nights, and occasional parties. For more information: http://www.meetup.com/GeekNC mail: ggnc@nc.rr.com. For the Horde!

M Club is a new social organization for young gay men approximately 18-30 in the Triangle. We do FUN social, educational, and volunteering events. Our purpose is to have fun, connect, and make a difference in the community. Website: http://www.myspace.com/m_club_ncemail: m_club_nc@yahoo.com to get on the list serve.

Gay men’s writer’s group. We’re having a gay men’s writing group. We sit around read each other’s work and attend plays, films and have somewhat intellectual conversations. Please contact: playwright1010@yahoo.com

Free HIV Testing: 20 minutes! No appointment necessary

  • No blood, no needles
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • Every Wednesday – 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Carrboro Community Health Center 301 Lloyd Street Carrboro, NC 27510
  • To find out more visit http://myspace.com/shac_hivServices
  • Administered by the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), a student-run organization of the University of NC at Chapel Hill

My Favorite Gay Wifi Spots

The Mad Hatter Café at the corner of Main/Broad St. Durham

The View at Legends, and the Capital Corral now have wifi.

Center of Carrboro (entire city area in downtown)

Open Eye Café in Carrboro

Editorial Information

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