Moral March slated at Capitol

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Moral March on Raleigh will be held on Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Equality North Carolina (ENC) is jumping on the bandwagon for this Historic Thousands on Jones Street event in support of the North Carolina NAACP.

Participants will gather at Shaw University at 118 E. South St. between Wilmington St. and Blount St.

Join advocates from across the state and country as they descend on the General Assembly to move agendas and objectives forward in the new year. Attendees are asked to bring rainbow flags and wear ENC “State of Equality” T-shirts.

Parking is available in the Blount St. deck, 213 S. Blount St.

Participants are encouraged to engage in pre-march preparation nights on Feb. 4-5, 6:30 p.m., at the ENC office, 5121 Hollyridge Dr.

For more information on the volunteer preparation events, email

In other news, the ENC Foundation is hosting #GetEngagedNC institutes across the state on Feb. 22 (Western), March 1 (Piedmont) and March 8 (Eastern) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

These hyper-local, day-long events focus on community and voter engagement and pro-equality issue education.

The institutes will be held at the following locations: Western, Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 381 E. King St., in Boone; Piedmont, Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington St., in Greensboro; and Eastern, St. Jude MCC, 19 N 26th St., in Wilmington.

For more information, email To register, visit .


Retirement workshops on horizon

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St., will hold a SAGE Raleigh sponsored “Workshop on Retirement: Planning Ahead with Options,” on Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Representatives from Carol Woods, a continuing care retirement community in Chapel Hill, will share information about housing options after retirement.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This is open to the community.


It’s time for a B-I-N-G-O fundraiser!

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolinas has announced its late winter bingo schedule.

On Feb.15, head out to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Bldg., for “Happily Ever After Bingo.”

On March 22, head up the road to the Durham Armory for “It’s Britney Bingo BI…!!”

Funds raised go toward the sustained work by the AIDS service organization.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online.


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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.