RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St., will pay special tribute to LGBT veterans on Dec. 7 at 2-4 p.m.

Through Raleigh SAGE, the seniors’ organization that serves the “gay and gray” population, time will be taken to acknowledge the tireless and brave champions who defend the U.S., both foreign and domestic.

The program included a presentation by Jerome Sebesta, a National VA accredited claims agent. According to Sebesta, there are numerous programs out there for LGBT vets if they only know how to find them. He will share what they are and how to access them.

For those who would like to identify themselves as LGBT veterans for future initiatives and programming, email sage@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

In other news, SAGE Raleigh will host its holiday potluck on Dec. 13, 3 p.m., at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St.

Emails to sage@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com with what attendee plans to bring are encouraged and welcome.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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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.