Retreat slated

DURHAM, N.C. — iNSIDEoUT has announced that it will be holding its Fabufest! 2013 retreat from Jan. 25-27 for all youth ages 13 and older at a to-be-announced location.

The event serves as an educational/social/leadership retreat for LGBT, queer, intersex and straight ally youth. Workshops discussing trans issues, terminology, the media, bullying, intersectionality of multiple forms of oppression and much more will be available.

Details were still being finalized at press time. Plans are underway to welcome guests from across the state.

The organization is also seeking youth and adult members. For those interested, email

Additionally, iNSIDEoUT started Upsidedown, a new group for those 12 and under which meets twice a month, as well as attending other selected community events.


Youth camp seeks support

[Ed. Note — See the latest update on the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s fundraising efforts for their youth camp.]

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., has begun soliciting funds for its ASPYRE Youth Leadership Camp to be held from March 8-10 in Greensboro.

This event will feature skills building and expansion in leadership, activism and self-discovery with students from across the state.

To help make a difference, visit the center’s website to contribute.

The center is also making plans to expand its programs and services in 2013, especially in the areas of development assistance with gay-straight alliances, as well as growth of its youth coffee house.

In other news, the center is asking the community to share their transformative stories about their relationship with the center and its activities. Know someone who should be a hero? Then don’t hesitate to visit the center’s website and provide the requested information.

Out! Raleigh, to be held on May 4, is in the early stages of organization and the center is looking for volunteers to get involved with the successful venture. They are also seeking sponsors and contributing advertisers for its “Out Guide” to round out the trio.

info: 919-832-4484.

Show back on air

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Gay Christian Network’s radio show, CGN Radio which was on hiatus for two years, is back on the internet via podcast. Hosts are the network’s founder Justin Lee and his co-host “Montana Marty.” The show is available on Fridays and features music, issue discussion, and interviews with guests.

Listeners can tune in via XML feed by visiting the organization’s website or by subscription via iTunes at

Installments so far in the new season are “The Truth about TORN” and “I Wish You Knew.”

The pilot episode ran on Jan. 8, 2004, and shows continued until Nov. 23, 2011. These are also available online through the GCN site.


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.