Ticket sales open

SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury Pride has announced that tickets are now on sale for its Pride week events that begin on June 14.

Start off the week with a Drag Brunch on June 14, 2 p.m., at Sweet Meadow Cafe, 111 N. Main St.

Cover is $10. Organizers recommend that those who wish to attend should make reservations by calling 704-637-8715.

Headliner Del Shores will bring his style to the stage on June 19, 7 p.m., at Piedmont Players Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

General admission price is $25. VIP tickets are $50 and entitle holders to receive preferred seating, as well as entrance to a meet and greet with Shores after the show. Tickets are available online. All proceeds benefit Salisbury Pride.

info: salisburypride.org.

ACTION ALERT: Pride org needs support

SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury Pride is on the lookout for individuals who would be willing to email Mayor Paul B. Woodson, Jr., asking him to issue a proclamation for its upcoming celebration on June 20.

The organization has not gotten mayoral support in three years, the last time with previous Mayor Susan W. Klutz in 2011. Woodson refuses to provide a proclamation, but has provided them for over 28 other groups since January 2014, organizers said.

Take action online at salisburypride.com/urge-mayor-woodson-to-issue-proclamation.html. Tell Woodson that bullying and discrimination are not okay and that the City of Salisbury should embrace “Equality for All!”

info: salisburypride.com.

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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

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.