NC Pride 5K Inaugural Party -The Bar -Durham June 8 Sat

NC Pride 5K Inaugural Party at The Bar – 711 Rigsbee Ave., Durham June 8 – 9pm till

The NC Pride Parade and Festival has announced a 5K run to be held on Saturday morning
September 28th at Duke East Campus on the corner of Main Street and Campus Drive in Durham
NC that is the festival and parade site.

The NCPride 5K Run will draw serious runners, walkers and supporters of LGBT community
from throughout the state. Categories for the run will be Open Male, Open Female, and
Masters (over 50) for both Male and Female. The Race will start at 8:30 am and a VIP
convertible will carry the NCPride Run winners in the parade at 1pm.

This Saturday, The Bar at 711 Rigsbee Ave in Durham is hosting a celebration of the NC Pride
run on June 8th to raise awareness in the community regarding this latest opportunity
within the festival weekend. Registration is now open at

History: After 10 years of holding a NC Pride 5K Phantom race, several volunteers
have formed a new NC Pride committee to add a “real” metered and marked 5K around
the Duke East Campus. Walkers will still be welcome.

The NC Pride Parade and Festival will be held on September 28th 2013 –

Campaign for Southern Equality and Light the Way to Justice Events for “DOMA “and “Prop 8” cases

Monday – Wednesday: Light the Way to Justice vigils calling for full LGBT equality are happening in more than 170 towns across all 50 states to mark the start of oral arguments. Find a vigil in your town at this link. CSE is hosting an Asheville, N.C. vigil with local partners tomorrow. We’re also very proud to stand with groups all across the country who are hosting vigils, including WE DO teams in Winston-Salem and Wilson, N.C.; Greenville and Columbia, S.C.; and Gulfport, Miss. A shout out to our friends at Gender Benders, SC Equality, Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Equality NC for coming together to host 10 vigils across the Carolinas this week.

Thursday: CSE’s fabulous volunteer Legal Team is hosting a Community Law Workshop at 6:30 p.m. EST to discuss what happened during oral arguments. We’ll be live streaming on our YouTube channel so you can join the conversation with your questions from anywhere in the country. Tune into this link at 6:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 28, or join us in person at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak Street, Asheville (click here for more information).

At 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, tune into ABC World News with Diane Sawyer to see an interview with Cameron and her moms, talking about her letters to the Supreme Court justices about marriage equality and life as a LGBT family in the South. We’re so inspired by Cameron, who’s next stop is the White House Easter Egg Roll! Here’s more of her story.

At 2:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara Executive Director, Campaign for Southern Equalitybe taking part in a Washington Post Google Hangout about the real life impact of the “DOMA “and “Prop 8” cases. You can watch at this link.

Suzanne Westenhoefer returns to Charlotte


The Comedy Zone is bringing back this hilarious comic to the Queen City!

In March, The Comedy Zone will be bringing back the hilarious Suzanne Westenhoefer. Last year Suzanne performed at the Comedy Zone and even swung by The Center to speak with fans and hang out before the show. This should be a great evening with an incredible comic. For more information, visit