Center to move

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a successful year, The LGBT Center of Raleigh is moving to larger quarters at 411 Hillsborough St.

The new digs will be more visible and will allow for more opportunities and services for the community, including, but not limited to additional on-site programming such as youth and senior group meetings; health-related classes; an expanded resource library; community events; and more meeting space for other like-minded community organizations.

An opening night First Friday will be held on May 6 from 6-9 p.m. Artist Chad Hughes will be featured. Light refreshments will be provided. The grand opening follows on May 14 to coincide with the OutRaleigh Festival.

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Grads celebrate

RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT students at North Carolina State University are gearing up for their annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 12 at 3:30 p.m. at SAS Hall Auditorium, Room 2203), 1210 Varsity Dr. It is sponsored by the GLBT Center.

This event celebrates the accomplishments and dreams of those who turn their tassel and embark on their post-graduate life. Participants also recognize the school for leadership, successes and achievements.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 919-513-1200, email 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.