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Movie showing upcoming

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

The movie tells the love story of Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. Thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colo., they became one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the U.S. in 1975. Afterward challenges ensued when Adams attempts to file for a green card. The Immigration and Nationalization Service denied the petition stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged, the couple filed the first federal lawsuit against the U.S. government seeking equal treatment in marriage.

Tickets are $6 and will be available in the lobby beginning at 6:15 p.m.


Educational session slated

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Area Health Education Center will present “Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Ending Invisibility and Knowing Your Patients,” on March 10, 9 a.m., at Moses H. Cone Hospital, 1123 N. Church St.

The workshop will be interactive and comes with dialogue surrounding the healthcare needs of the LGBT community.

Co-sponsors are Greensboro AHEC and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Continuing Education Units are available.

Cost is $80 which includes a light breakfast.


Gala and party set

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation has announced that it will hold its Gala & Green Party on March 28, 7 p.m., at the Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Rd.

This event is being promoted as “the wedding reception we’ve all been waiting for.”

After registration at 7 p.m., attendees will be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction. The party begins at 10 p.m.

The foundation will also be handing out their Visionary, Distinguished Service and Distinguished Leadership Awards during the evening’s festivities. Deadline is March 2. Nomination forms are available online.

Paperless tickets are $150 for those purchased before March 1 and $175 afterward. Also, there are contribution levels ranging from $350-$10,000 that include tickets to the affair in varying numbers based upon amount donated. Everyone registered will be placed on a master list, used at check-in.

The Proximity serves as the host hotel. Accommodations are $169 per night on March 27-28 (includes a $50 donation per night from the hotel to the foundation) and automatic late check out. Call 336-379-8200 to reserve rooms.

In other news, the Guilford Green Foundation has announced its Chapel Opportunity for those couples who married in another state before marriage equality, but want to renew their vows here in North Carolina. This is also open to couples who want to married in a LGBT-friendly “chapel” with a built-in community-wide reception.

The private GGF Chapel Opportunity includes: private ceremony location at the Proximity Hotel for up to 25 gala attendee guests;local LGBTQ wedding officiant; wedding flowers; private photographer and 25 digital follow-up Images; champagne toast for guests; and honeymoon overnight stay at the Proximity Hotel for the wedding couple.

This offer will be available for up to six couples during the gala on March 28. For more information, call Brenna Ragghianti at 336-790-8419.


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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.