RALEIGH, N.C. — Affirming Faith Forum is hosting select readings from Tony Kuschner’s landmark play, “Angels in America,” on Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St.

The pieces chosen gave a voice to how people came together during a crucial time our U.S. and worldwide history. A forum will help lead participants through exploration on how bonds of love are created to overcome alienation and discover forgiveness.

The group is holding this program in concert with Banned Books Week that occurs between Sept. 21-27. This is the first time the center’s library has done so and is made possible through a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith K. Krug Memorial Fund.

Organizers said, “Our experiences of struggle, resistance and resilience will not be silenced or erased in any way from current day cultural consciousness. … We believe that the call to be a loving and just community is significant to life in our community. This scriptural imperative is especially significant now when anti LGBTQ hate based religious rhetoric threatens our lives and well being. We meet in the strength and love of community, attesting to how shame and guilt are disarmed.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Affirming Faith Forum, part of the HealthWorks initiative, is not based on religion, but in a search for equality and respect for all.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.