Pride kicks off in the Triad

GREENSBORO , N.C.— Greensboro Pride, previously known as Triad Pride, will be held from Sept. 10-13, Alternative Resources of the Triad announced. They serve as the event sponsor.

An interfaith service will take place on Sept. 10 at a location to be announced. The following evening, during Bar Night Kick UP, stop by local bars to get in the Pride spirit.

On Sept. 13, Pride in the Park will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St.

The festival organization has teamed up with Axcess Talent to bring Greensboro Idol as one of the favorites of the Park event. Audition dates are Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m., and Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m., at the Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie St. #101N. Fee is $10. The winner will receive a recording package at Axcess Talent Studios (including 10 studio hours, radio promotion, featured artist spotlight and future performance opportunities). The finale will be from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 13 during the Festival in the Park. Performance guidelines are available on the event’s Facebook page.

Entertainment host is Macaria Rage. Triad Pride Men’s Chorus will perform. Love Lee Jackson will sing the National Anthem. Check with the event’s website and Facebook as it is available to find out more about the day’s festivities.

A list of exhibitors is available online.

Over 35 vendors (list available online) have signed on and sponsors include Cone Health Foundation, Yes Weekly, Novant Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, United Guaranty/AIG, Axcess Talent and Bank of America.

Alternative Resources will be collecting non-perishable food and personal care items to be given to Triad Health Project. Visit the Facebook page to learn more.


HIV/AIDS conference approaches

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The 2014 North Carolina HIV/AIDS Advocacy Conference will be held on Sept. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Winston-Salem State University, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Join hundreds of fellow North Carolinians for a full-day program that is filled with educational programming, advocacy training and opportunities for networking.

Hosts are the North Carolina AIDS Action Network and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition. The Adam Foundation will serve as sponsor for the event.

Break-out sessions include: Voting Rights; HIV & Incarceration; HIV Policy; Harm Reduction 101; Legislative Advocacy 101; HIV U: Campus Outreach; Faith & HIV Advocacy; Women & HIV in North Carolina; Syringe Access in North Carolina; HIV 101; Naloxone as an Engagement Tool in HIV Prevention; and more!

Lunch will be provided to participants. Attendees can choose between vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal or other categories.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Visit the conference website to pre-register.


Kickers ready for season

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stonewall Kickball-Greensboro has now been established in the Triad area as an LGBT and ally not-for-profit sports league.

Registration for teams was completed on Aug. 23 with five teams at press time. Organizers are in the process of assigning participants to a team and working out details about practice and games for the fall season. For those who might still want to play, spring registrations will allow for additions.

A captains’ meeting and league-wide referee clinic was held this past week. T-shirt pickup and player meet-and-greet is slated for Sept. 3 or 4 with the first game play on Sept. 6. Games for the rest of the season will be held on Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 (playoff and championship, Nov. 1 rain date) at Joe Davis Park, 1410 19th St.

Sponsors are The Guilford Green Foundation, Replacements, Ltd, 1618 Concepts, Chemistry Nightclub and Equality NC.

info: facebook.comStonewallKickballGreensboro.

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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.