SantaLGBT community centers in Raleigh and Winston-Salem have announced holiday open houses.

In Winston-Salem, the North Star LGBT Community Center will host an open house on Thursday, Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m. The event will feature a meet and greet with food and refreshments. The center is located at 704 Brookstown Ave., in downtown Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336-817-4835 or visit

The LGBT Center of Raleigh has announced it will hold an open house on Christmas day. The center, 411 Hillsborough St., will be open Noon-6 p.m. The group is asking for donations of holiday treats and food.

“The comfort you offer in your giving goes a long way for those who feel down or left out during this time of the year,” the group said in an email to supporters.

For more information on donating food items, email

For more information on the center, call 919-832-4484 or visit

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.