The GLBT Center at North Carolina State University is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Center hits 10-year mark

RALEIGH, N.C. — The GLBT Center at North Carolina State University will hit a milestone. During January the center will reach its 10th year serving LGBTQ students at the university, the Technician reported.

The center has offered a wide array of programs and services since its inception including Lavender Graduation, historical and awareness observances, as well as social justice and advocacy focus. It even hosts GLBT symposiums for first-year students.

Students who utilize the center are afforded with a safe space where they can explore issues, develop camaraderie with classmates and staff, as well as focus on personal growth.

The center is located in 5320 Talley Student Union, and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


AIDS walk hits Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. — The annual AIDS Walk & 5K Run will take place on Oct. 21, 8 a.m., at Dix Park as a fundraiser for the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolinas, the LGBT Center of Raleigh, Crape Myrtle Festival and NC AIDS Action Network.

All fitness levels are welcome to participate individually or as a team. Additionally, organizers “encourage everyone to participate in non-traditional running/walking attire. Don’t want to get dressed the morning of the Walk? Wear your pajamas. Always wanted to run as your favorite Super Hero? Go for it. Tutus and Tiaras? Of course. Into the onesie craze? Wear it to the Walk. Drag? Yas Kween!” Prizes will be awarded to the best Individual Alternative Apparel and the Best Team Alternative Apparel.

Registration is available onsite or online in advance of the event.


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