Fundraising for equality

CHARLOTTE — Join Scott Bishop, John Covington, Josephine Hicks, Rick McDermott, Randy Stephens and Ken Wittenauer at a fundraiser for Equality NC on June 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Vue, 404 W. 5th St.

This year is an especially challenging one for LGBT community members as it fights back against the right’s push to have an anti-LGBT constitutional amendment thwarted in the North Carolina General Assembly

Executive Director Ian Palmquist will be on hand to talk about the anti-LGBT amendment and answer questions about this and other vital issues affecting LGBT citizens in the Queen City.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are courtesy of sponsors Alston & Bird and Armin’s Catering.

To register, visit For more information, email Kay Flaminio at

One Voice raising money and more

CHARLOTTE — One Voice Chorus is hosting a fundraiser, “Broadway, Trivia & Prizes (oh my!),” on June 30 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St.

“Hollywood Squares” meets Broadway in this audience-interactive, cabaret-style event that honors a game show and music of Broadway. Tickets are $20.

For tickets or more information, email Chad Mackie at or visit

Lainey Millen

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.