Holmes story screened

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Out at the Movies Winston-Salem will screen “Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story” on July 11, 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ ACE Theatre, 1533 S. Main St.

The documentary film tells the story of San Francisco, Calif., resident Holmes who turns from a pornographer into a philanthropist. He helped to she and create gay identity in the years after Stonewall and became founder of gay advocacy groups such as the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund. Later in his life, he discovers that his money is welcome in philanthropic circles, but he was not.

Due to the mature nature of the film, including multiple scenes of male nudity, viewer discretion is advised.

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

info: outatthemovieswinston.org.

Foundation to present grant awards

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation will award nearly $25,000 in grant money to nine local nonprofit organizations on July 8, 6 p.m., at 6th and Vice, 209 W. 6th St.

The nine receiving organizations cover a breadth of initiatives including healthcare, interfaith projects, and the performing arts.

Recipients include: AIDS Care Service, Interfaith Winston-Salem, Interfaith Voice, NC AIDS Action Network, Nia Community Action Center, North Star LGBT Community Center, Positive Wellness Alliance, Theatre Alliance, and Triad Health Project. Each grant award recipient provided a detailed application for a specific initiative targeted to promote the health, rights, and well-being of the LGBT community in Winston-Salem, the foundation said.

Attendees will be able to network,  meet friends and enjoy a beverage during the evening. It is being held during its Martini Night fundraising event.

RSVP at facebook.com/events/905195006226313/ to be included.

info: adamfoundation.org.

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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.