Leader invited to White House

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, participated in a White House conference on mental health on June 3.

Campus Pride, based in Charlotte, is a national organization that works with LGBT college students and campuses. The group was one of several organizations nationally invited to attend the conference, where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were scheduled to speak. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Arne Duncan were scheduled to moderate two sessions during the conference.

The president’s conference was designed to increase understanding and awareness of mental health, including reducing stigma and increasing access to care.

— Matt Comer

Stonewall remembrance on deck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., will host its annual Stonewall Celebration on June 29, 12-8 p.m.

Performers are encouraged to showcase their talent in front of a diverse audience.

Additionally, the center is seeking artisans and food vendors for the event.

Interested parties should email programs@gaycharlotte.com. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission if free.

info: gaycharlotte.com.

— Lainey Millen

PFLAG to stage ‘Laramie’

GASTONIA, N.C. — The Gaston County chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will produce Moises Kaufman’s and the members of Tectonic Theater Project’s “The Laramie Project.” The drama includes three acts and tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student killed in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998.

Auditions for the play will be held on June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Events on Main. The cast includes four men and four women. High school-aged youth and adults are invited to audition. An application and a “cold read” of a portion of the script will be required.

The play will be staged on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. More information forthcoming.

For more information, contact the show’s director, Jim Kellogg, at jamesrkellogg@yahoo.com.

— Matt Comer

Campus Pride to fill job opening

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride, a national, Charlotte-based organization that works with LGBT college students and campuses, is currently seeking to fill a job opening for a communications and program manager. The position is currently held by Jess McDonald, who will be leaving the organization to attend graduate school.

The position’s key areas of responsibility include communications and marketing management, social media advocacy and public relations and implementation and support of specific program areas. The organization asks for at least a 12-month commitment for the 30-hour-per-week position. Salary is commensurate with experience. A full description is available at campuspride.org/connect/job-openings/.

— Lainey Millen

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