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‘Liz’ screening slated

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — OUT at the Movies will screen “Liz in September” on Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, ACE Theatre Complex, 1533 S. Main St.

The storyline includes Liz, terminally ill and hiding the disease from her friends, and Eva, a straight woman on vacation whose car breaks down and is forced to stay at a local inn. Bets are on that Liz can seduce Eva and the tale recants how the lives of the women change as a result of the encounter.

Proceeds benefit the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, North Star LGBT Center and the November OUT at the Movies Fest.

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m.

info: outatthemovieswinston.org.

Interfaith conversations scheduled

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Interfaith Voice, a coalition of welcoming and affirming congregations, will host a community conversation on “Trans Education for Liberal Allies” on Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinwood Rd.

Moderator is Dr. Renee Just, professor in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at Catawba College. Speakers slated include: Rev. Craig Schaub, pastor of Parkway United Church of Christ; Diana Coe, Evolution Publishing Services, trans-partner; Bishop Donagrant McCluney, Affirming Pentecostal Church, International; and Rev. Debra Hopkins, former senior pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship.

The event is free and open to the public.

info: rconn@triad.rr.com.

Guild hosts ‘super’ bingo

GREENSBORO — The Guilford Green Foundation, along with Tech Authority, will host “Super Hero Bingo” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m., at the Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St.

Hostess is Vivica C. Coxx who will provide a fun-filled evening that will be “comical” in nature.

Tickets are $15/advance, $20/at the door and $15/students, military, seniors (with ID).

info: ggfnc.org.

Elder program addresses aging

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation and the Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law will present “Healthy LGBTQ Aging: Strategies for Success” on Sept. 23, 6 p.m., at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2151 Silas Creek Pkwy.

Partners for the event include The Elder Law Clinic, the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, The Adam Foundation and Parkway United Church of Christ.

Through a panel discussion, attendees will learn about legal rights, along with navigation of the healthcare system. Panelists are Prof. Kate Mewhinney, JD (Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic), Dee Leahman, Novant Health, moderator; physician Dr. Kaycee Sink, social worker Diane Spaugh and mental health counsellor Burch Johnson.

“Aging is particularly challenging for an LGBTQ person,” says Elder Law Clinic Director Kate Mewhinney, who organized the event through a grant from the Raleigh-based North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys (NCSHCA) that funds community outreach regarding the healthcare rights of LGBT people. “Often they don’t have children or are alienated from their families.  This program will help this community understand specific legal rights and practical approaches to making aging a positive experience.”

Forty-percent of older gay people have not told their healthcare provider that they are gay, according to a Harris Poll conducted in March 2014 for the national advocacy organization Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).

“There is a worrisome disconnect between healthcare providers and some LGBTQ patients,” Mewhinney adds. “The presenters will help bridge that gap.”

Susan B. Meny, director of Shepherd’s Center Vital Living Program, says, “We wish to support the larger community by helping make LGBTQ aging issues the topic of discussion, awareness and positive change.”

The event is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided. Registration deadline is Sept. 16.

In other news, the foundation is soliciting silent auction and raffle contributions for the 2015 Adam Festival, “A Sure Bet!,” slated for Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. The evening will include casino games, music, dancing, etc.

info/registration: eventbrite.com/e/healthy-lgbtq-aging-strategies-for-success-tickets-17962531415. eclinic@wfu.edu. adamfoundation.org.

AIDS network hosts conference

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The annual HIV/AIDS Advocacy Conference will be held on Oct. 3, 9 a.m., at Winston-Salem State University, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Hosted by NC AIDS Action Network and North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, this one-day event provides educational programming, advocacy trainings and opportunities for networking. Break-out sessions will help to ignite passion for attendees to improve lives and fight for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Registration is required. Organizers ask that attendees consider a small contribution of $10-$25 to cover conference costs. However, if one is not able to pay, registration at no cost is available.

info/registration: bit.ly/1i6YZUo.

Grant award to theatre

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., was the recipient of two grants that will support its Size Matters campaign targeted at theatre renovation and continuity of its on-going play reading series.

Theatre renovations will be shored up by a $4,500 grant presented by the Winston-Salem Foundation. The grant will also be used in development of a fresh corporate identity created by the Russell Agency.

Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation bestowed a $500 grant to cover the cost of the “By-The-Book” series for 2015-16 and 2016-17. The series brings a one-night staged reading of classic and deserving new plays. Readings are generally paired with local non-profits with contributions to benefit them collected at the door.

On the schedule for the upcoming future are Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band,” Neil LaBute’s “Bash” and Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit.”

info: wstheatrealliance.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.