Film screening upcoming

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Out at the Movies Winston-Salem will screen the award-winning “Boy Meets Girl” on March 14, 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ ACE Theatre, 1533 S. Main St.

The movie tells is a romantic comedy that explores being in love and the importance of living courageously fighting against fear in order to achieve one’s dream. It’s characters include Robby and his childhood best friend Ricky, a transgender girl, in addition to debutante Francesca. When Robby and Francesca strike up a friendship, Robby is forced to face his feelings for Ricky.

Tickets are $7/regular, $6/seniors and students, and will be available in the lobby beginning at 6:15 p.m.


Center seeks volunteers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Star LGBT Community Center, 704 Brookstown Ave., is searching for volunteers who are willing to work on target initiatives.

North Star Initiatives include: resource development; support groups (leaders needed, as well as those with counseling experience); center enhancement (seasonal decor, in-house marketing, cleaning, supply maintenance, etc., as well as regular center staffing during operational hours); potluck with a purpose (bi-monthly potluck meal gathering with a speaker or workshop attached, plus setup/cleanup help, as well as potentially identifying speakers or those who could hold a workshop); university and outreach; programming; and open mic events.

North Star is also conducting its 2015 Needs Assessment Survey designed to assess current needs of the LGBT community in Winston-Salem (and the surrounding Triad area) to determine what programs community members would like to see implemented at the center.

Individual responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. Upon completion of this survey participants will have the chance to enter a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe. Visit to be included.

info: Ele Parker,

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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.