RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., is getting in the Christmas spirt and has developed a fundraiser to support its 2013 OutRaleigh Festival by selling potted poinsettias.

Plants are fresh and live and come in six inch pots. They are normally more than 12 inches tall. Cost for each is $15 contribution.

All orders must be placed by Nov. 30 through the center’s website.

Pickup is available at the center as soon after Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.

Additional contributions to the center are also welcome at the time of order placement.

In other news, the center is hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial reception on Nov. 20 from 7-9 p.m. as part of the 14th international event. Partnering with Equality North Carolina and North Carolina State University, they hope to be able to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.

On Nov. 22, the center will welcome attendees to its second annual TransGiving Dinner Party at 5 p.m. Turkey will be provided. Bring a side dish with serving utensils and enjoy the camaraderie. A short non-denominational grace will precede the meal. RSVP through the center website if requested for those who plan to attend.

To participate in the fundraiser or for more information, visit lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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.