Celebration features young LGBT artists of color

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In observance of Spirit Day, We Are Family will host “True Colors, True Spirit” on Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., at The Southern Gallery, 2 Carlston Ct.

The event will feature a program that will celebrate the creative expressions of LGBTQI youth of color and will include musical performances, a fashion show, healing space and tarot card readings, spoken word poetry, vocal performances, live fashion portrait sketches, performance art from local LGBT youth of color and refreshments.

Spirit Day is an initiative of GLAAD where people across the globe wear purple in a stand against bullying and to show support for LGBT youth.

info: waf.org. glaad.org.

ASO hosts hope events

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lowcountry AIDS Services will host its fall Pint of Hope fundraiser with area breweries over the next couple of months.

The events kick off on Oct. 21, 5 p.m., at Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd. One dollar from every pint of Washout Wheat will be donated to Lowcountry. More information is available at bit.ly/2dtLZuH.

On Nov. 10, 4 p.m., head to Cooper River Brewing Co., 2201 Mechanic St. B. One dollar from every pint will be contributed  to Lowcountry. More information is available at bit.ly/2dUNW0c.

The final fall fundraiser will be held on Dec. 3, 1 p.m., at Freehouse Brewery, 2895 Pringle St., Suite B, in North Charleston, S.C. One dollar from every pint sold will be donated to Lowcountry. This Pint of Hope event will also be paired with a holiday craft fair and food trucks. More information is available at bit.ly/2dlzfRd.

info: aids-services.com.

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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.