Museum to host fundraiser

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Elsewhere will hold its fundraising extravaganza, “The Big Bang,” on Oct. 28, 8 p.m., at the museum at 606 S. Elm St.

Organizers shared that the event will “take partygoers through layers of time as they explore all three floors of the museum.” The fun-filled night includes artisanal food, a cocktail that changes colors, costuming, marching bands, dance parties and more. “The Big Bang” will take place Halloween weekend and attendees are encouraged to come in costume from “anywhere in the space-time continuum.”

TIckets are available online until Oct. 27 and range from $25 to $5,000 depending upon level purchased. Day of purchases can be made at the door with a $10 increase in price.


Youth conference slated

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Piedmont-Triad Youth Educators Conference will be held on Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 Robinhood Rd.

The first-ever conference is offered for those working toward increasing awareness and understanding of complex LGBTQ identities, the issues faced by these youth at home, in school and within the community and improving support and advocacy on their behalf.

The half-day conference will be open to policymakers, administrators and those over student support services within the 16 school districts of Piedmont-Triad, District 5.

A separate youth program will be offered in the Emerson-Thoreau room at the church. It offers adult-facilitated discussions to cover such topics as: gender spectrum, suicide prevention, peer support, healthy relationships and possibly safe-sex practices and STI prevention/testing from a non-hetero-normative perspective.


AHEC offers trans care education

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Area Health Education Center will present its Providing Optimal Transgender Care educational opportunity on Nov. 16, 9 a.m., at The Lusk Center, 2501 Summit Ave.

This event is open to healthcare professionals who will learn about basic competencies and opportunities for best practices in transgender care, as well as hormone therapy’s implications for primary care providers.

Registration fees are $70/standard and $60/Cone Health employees. Continuing education units are available online.


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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.