LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603

Community Resources

LGBT Center of Raleigh Community Resources ProjectThe following individuals, businesses, associations, and organizations have expressed interest in support for the LGBT Community. For details about the LGBT Center of Raleigh Community Resources Project, please click here.

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Academic

Academic

  • Duke University LGBT Life • Website
  • North Carolina Central University LGBTA Resource Center • Website
  • North Carolina State University GLBT Center • Website
  • UNC LGBTQ Center • Website

Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

  • Freedom Rings - The LGBTQ Addiction Recovery Blog • Website

Arts

Arts

  • Artspace Visual Art Center • Website
  • John Gaitenby - Painter of Landscapes and Figures • Website
  • Litmus Gallery & Studios • Website

Community Support

Community Support

  • Crape Myrtle Festival • Website
  • PFLAG Triangle • 919-354-2999 • pflagtriangle@gmail.comWebsiteFacebook • PFLAG Triangle is a volunteer group providing support, advocacy and education to serve parents, families, friends, youth and LGBTQ individuals. Monthly Raleigh (3rd Wed.) and Durham (1st Thurs.) confidential support meetings.
  • The Raleigh Area Gay Parents Meetup Group • Website
  • Wake County HIV Support Group, Under One Roof - Jeanette McCollum • 919-834-2437 • Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am

Corporations

Corporations

  • Glaxo Smith Kline - Jack Modell • 919-483-2328 • Email
  • Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer • 919-787-7315 • Website • Diversity Consultant and Trainer

Dental

Dental

  • Paul E. Coggins, DDS, MPH • 1203 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 • 919-832-0168 • EmailWebsite
  • Dr. Carol Hipps, DDS • 919-844-8833 • Website

ElderCare

ElderCare

  • Your Next Move - Julie Kopetsky • 919-926-1346 • EmailWebsite
  • Tom Lorenz - BeHome4Ever, Inc. • 336-578-5809 • Website • Gerontology services, sensible safe-in-home alternatives to assisted living facilities; care planning, assistive technology coaching, dementia coaching, and caregiver/elder advocacy to keep loved ones at home
  • Meg Smith - Golden Eldercare Management • 919-604-1231 • Website
  • Move Elders with Ease - Susan Stanhope • 919-218-4783 • EmailWebsite
  • Mannix & Associates • 919-869-4215 • lgbtseniorcare@mannixassociates.comWebsite • Helping care givers and health care professionals sort through the options for senior care and placement--home health care companies, assisted living, and nursing home facilities.
  • NAVIGATE NC • PO Box 31751 Raleigh NC 27622 • 919-628-4428 • info@navigatenc.comWebsiteFacebookLinkedIn • Advocacy and Care Management services to address whatever "IT" is and how it will affect your family. With you we will Locate - Advocate - Navigate.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling

  • Anything with a Plug Recycling.com - Dennis Carter • 919-610-3465 • Website

Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Arthur Murray Dance Center Cary • 1263 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary • 919-380-7880 • info@caryarthurmurray.comWebsite • An open and inclusive dance studio serving the needs of the LGBT community. Focusing on couples social dancing such as Swing, Latin, Classic Ballroom and Wedding Prep. New student specials available.
  • Common Woman Chorus • Website
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Website
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre • Website
  • Raleigh Little Theatre • 919-821-4579 x221 • Website
  • Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus • Website
  • Vox Virorum Men's Chorus • 919-360-5242 • voxvirorum@gmail.comWebsiteFacebookTwitter • Vox Virorum is a community men's choral ensemble. Focus is on a traditional men's glee club repertoire, musical excellence, and camaraderie. Vox rehearses in downtown Durham.

Financial Planners

Financial Planners

  • Cameron Financial - Tom Cameron, CLU, CFP®, President • 231 Inwood Forest Drive, Raleigh 27605 • 919-439-0302 • EmailWebsite
  • Chuck Clifton, CFP® • 4819 Emperor Blvd, Ste 400 • 919-213-1737 • chuck@sycamorefinancialplanning.comWebsite
  • Triangle Financial Advisors - Lorraine Johnson, CFP®, CFA, President • 919-789-3098 • Website • Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM
  • Ginny Kelliher - Genworth Life Insurance Company • 919-605-0354 • Website
  • Lou J. Popielarcheck Jr., Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 2000 Regency Parkway Suite 200, Cary NC 27518, Louis.Popielarcheck@morganstanley.com, 919-462-5578
  • Sherie Samstag-Bryan - New York Life Insurance • 3200 Beechleaf Ct, Raleigh NC 27604 • 919-270-4457 • Email
  • Briant Sikorski • Stratos Wealth Partners, 528 Summer Harvest Court, Cary NC 27519 • 919-650-1527 • bsikorski@stratoswp.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Certified as an Accredited Asset Management and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist. Helping clients achieve their goals via social-, moral-, and spiritual-responsible funds.
  • Kimberlee Sipe - InSightInvestment Planning Capital Investment Group • Raleigh, NC • 919-747-9509 • EmailWebsite
  • Matthew Unger, Financial Advisor - Ameriprise Financial • 3600 Glenwood Ave. Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27612 • 919-227-3182 • Website
  • Candice Wood - Amerilife of Greensboro • 336-854-1000 • Financial and Insurance services
  • Kristen Yablonsky, CRPC® ,Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 3737 Glenwood Avenue Suite 320, Raleigh NC 27612, Kristen.Yablonsky@morganstanley.com, 919-881-2252

Hair Services

Hair Services

  • Hair Restoration - Joseph Ellis • Raleigh Hair Concepts, 128 Mine Lake Court, Raleigh • 919-841-1986 • Website
  • ExcelLase Laser Hair Removal & Skin Treatment - Noushi Haeussler • 919-833-8484 • Website
  • ROI Salon • Cameron Village, 817 Oberlin Road, Raleigh • 919-413-2406
  • Lewie Wells - 6 Salon • 508 Saint Marys Street, Raleigh • 919-744-8671

Home Design

Home Design

  • GellerDesignServices/GDS • 2002 Barrington Manor Drive #203, Raleigh, NC 27612 • 919-418-1601 • gellerdesignservices@gmail.comWebsite • Providing residential design of additions, renovations and new home construction.
  • Tom Lorenz - BeHome4Ever, Inc. • 336-578-5809 • Website • Home modification assessments and planning for aging in place, dementia, fall prevention, sensory impairment, motor skills loss

Insurance Services

Insurance Services

  • Jody Fortune • Synergy Benefit Advisors, 101 Glenstone Lane, Cary, NC, 27518 • 919-510-5980 • jody@synergync.comWebsite • Helping people navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace, helping to determine if people qualify for subsidies, and working with all major carriers in the state on and off the Marketplace.
  • John Seabrooke • Liberty Mutual Insurance, 5020 Weston Parkway Ste 100, Cary, NC 27513 • 919-481-9357 • John.Seabrooke@libertymutual.comLinkedIn • Providing one-on-one consultations to help individuals understand their unique insurance needs, ensuring each individual receives the best coverage at a competitive rate.

Lawyers

Lawyers

  • Andrew S. Brendle - Brendle Law Firm, PLLC • 410 N. Boylan Ave Suite 131, Raleigh NC 27603 • 919-256-3732 • Website
  • Sheryl Friedrichs • 333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1201, Raleigh, NC 27601 • 919-836-8076 • EmailWebsite • Family Law including Cohabitation Agreements, Parenting Agreements, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Divorce and Property Division
  • Angela Haas - Haas and Associates • 230 Fayetteville Street, Suite 211, Raleigh, NC. 27601 • 919-783-9669 • Website • family law
  • Jason R. Horrell · Raleigh Family Law, PLLC • 879 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 • 919-821-2001 • EmailWebsite
  • Tiffany A. Lesnik Law Offices • 919-906-8988 • EmailWebsite • Domestic contracts, wills, powers of attorney, domestic violence, juvenile law, and tort litigation.
  • The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC • 8406 Six Forks Rd #102, Raleigh NC • 919-844-7993 • jeff@livingtrustlawfirm.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Focusing on estate planning for individuals, domestic partners, married couples, special needs & blended families. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Medicaid planning & probate. Small business formations, annual compliance. HRC Board of Governors.
  • Mary Guy Mendini, Attorney at Law • PO Box 15025, Durham NC 27704 • 919-220-2563
  • Jacob R. Parrott III - Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, P.A., • 919-573-1877 • EmailWebsite • a general practice law firm with offices in Rocky Mount and Raleigh, focusing on domestic law, residential and commercial real estate, wills and estates (planning and administration), employment law and business transactions.
  • Milan T. Pham, Attorney at Law - NicholsonPham, PLLC • 113 Broadway St., Durham 27701 • 919-883-4900 • EmailWebsite • focus on family law (including surrogacy, ART, adoption and divorce), estate planning (wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney) and business law (corporation, limited liability company formation, partnership agreements)
  • Daire Roebuck - Roebuck Law, PLLC • 3700 National Drive, Suite 112, Raleigh, NC 27612 • 919-714-6292 • Website • wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, probate and special proceedings (e.g., name changes, trust modifications)
  • Sharon Thompson Law Group • 400 W. Main St. #502, Durham, NC 27701 • 919-688-9646 • Website

Medical

Medical

  • Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina (AASC) • Website
  • Avance Care • 919-655-1000 • Website
  • Avance Family Care • 6402 McCrimmon Pwky Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Leesville Primary Care • 12341 Strickland Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Planned Parenthood (Raleigh Health Center) • Website
  • Michael Stadiem, MD - Duke Primary Care • 540 New Waverly Place Suite 200, Cary NC 27518 • 919-851-3292
  • Wake County Health Department - Clinic E • 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh • Free and confidential testing on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wake County Human Services HIV and STD Testing Information • Website

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

All of the mental health providers have submitted a written statement that All of these therapists are LGBT-affirming and have agreed to practice in ways that are supportive of the LGBT community. Please use their descriptions to guide you in selecting the best provider for your needs:

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Mortgage Services

Mortgage Services

  • Christopher Murray - CRMS Corporate Investors Mortgage Group, Inc • 1121 Situs Ct Ste 100, Raleigh 27606 • 919-676-1111 • Website
  • Dan Woodard • Your Mortgage Team, 1121 Situs Ct Ste 100, Raleigh NC 27606 • 919-676-1111 • dwoodard@cimginc.comWebsite • Long term supporters of HIV/AIDS and LGBT groups in the Triangle area, offering highly competitive interest rates and fees along with unmatched customer service.

Museums

Museums

  • Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh • Website
  • North Carolina Museum of Art • Website

News and Current Events

News and Current Events

Night Clubs

Night Clubs

  • Above & Beyond Ultra Nightclub • 2526 Hillsborough St #301, Raleigh NC • 919-813-2582 • cs@clubab.comWebsiteFacebook • Ultra nightclub for the LGBT community. An upscale event venue, typically open Friday and Saturday nights. Events are posted on Facebook and the website.
  • the bar...Durham (Durham Downtown) • Website
  • Chemistry (Greensboro) • Website
  • Flex (Raleigh Downtown) • Website
  • Legends (Raleigh Downtown) • Website

Political

Political

  • ACLU of North Carolina • Website
  • Equality North Carolina • Website
  • Human Rights Campaign Triangle Chapter • Website
  • Log Cabin Republicans • Website
  • NARAL Pro Choice N.C. • Website
  • National Organization of Women (NOW) • Website

Publishers

Publishers

Realtors

Realtors

  • Allan Feinstein • Raleigh Great Homes at Keller Williams Realty, 4700 Homewood Court Suite 200, Raleigh NC 27609 • 919-439-2076 • Allan@MyRaleighNC.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Proud to be part of the LGBT Community and serving everyone from the LGBT Center of Raleigh along with our families and friends. Offering residential real estate sales and property management.
  • Monte Maney - Coldwell Banker Advantage • Apex • 919-264-8006 • EmailWebsite
  • Kelli A. Meyer • 225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502 • 919-367-8884 • kelli@kelliameyer.realtorWebsiteFacebook • A liberal minded Realtor in the South
  • Tim O’Brien - O’Brien & Associates Realty, Inc. • Raleigh • 919-332-1070 • Website
  • Mark Steward Realtor • 1609 Stannard Trail • 919-593-1881 • marksteward10@gmail.comWebsiteFacebook • Realtor for all your residential home desires.
  • Susan Tirgrath - Keller Williams Realty • Cary • 919-414-7773 • Website • Licensed Broker
  • Rick Wellington - Fonville Morisey • Raleigh • 919-669-2800 • Website

Religious

Religious

Affirming Religious & Faith Groups listed in this section are well known to be welcoming and affirming for people in the LGBTQ community. Members of these groups participate in the Center’s Affirming Faith Forum and other events in the community. To be included in this section, please come to a regular meeting of the Center’s Affirming Faith Forum and speak with one of the co-facilitators.

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Retail

Retail

  • Benelux Cafe • at the YMCA on Hillsborough St • 919-832-9622 • Website
  • Bull Craft Bottle Shop • Hope Valley Commons, 1125 N Carolina 54 Suite 501, Durham NC 27707 • 919-525-5888 • Website • Located next to Char-Grill
  • Green Monkey at Royal Mart • 1217 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh • 919-977-0828 • Website
  • It’s a Grind Coffee House • 5001 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 • 919-239-4612 • Facebook
  • Quail Ridge Books and Music • 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh • 919-828-1588 • Website

Service Groups

Service Groups

  • Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina (AASC) • Website
  • Crape Myrtle Festival • Website
  • Hopeline, Inc. • Website
  • Wake County Human Services • Website

Social Groups

Social Groups

  • Geeks and Gaymers • Website
  • GSK Gay and Lesbian Support Group • Website
  • Holly Springs Gay and Lesbian Group • Website
  • IBM • EmailWebsite
  • Infinity Diamond Club • PO Box 13602, Durham, NC 27703 • 919-824-4035 • infinitydiamondclub@yahoo.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Providing safe and empowering atmospheres where those in community can come together to Share, Learn and GROW. "We are reaching people through friendship and love, and empowering them for change."
  • Mary Renault Society • Website
  • North Carolina Pride Band • Website
  • Raleigh Business and Professional Network • Website
  • Triangle Area Gay Scientists (TAGS) • Website

Social - Men’s Groups

Social - Men’s Groups

  • Carolina Bear Lodge - Raleigh Den • Website
  • Gay Men’s Writers Group • Email
  • Mclub • Website
  • Men’s Abuse Survival Tools • Email
  • Primetimers • Website
  • Single Gay Professionals Raleigh Meetup Group • Website

Social - Women’s Groups

Social - Women’s Groups

  • Lesbian Reading Group • Email
  • Silver Roses (Senior Lesbians)

Sports

Sports

  • Kings and Queens Bowling • Website
  • North Carolina Softball League • Website
  • Our Group (LGBT Student Athletes) • Website • https://www.facebook.com/pages/GO-Athletes/30809471905
  • Stonewall Kickball League • Website
  • Triangle Front Runners • Facebook
  • Triangle Rainbow Bowling League • EmailWebsite
  • Triangle Tennis Club • Website

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage

  • Get Grounded Massage & Bodywork • 109 Brady Court, Cary, NC 27511 • 919-937-6987
  • HeartPrints Massage and Wellness • 8404 Six Forks Road Ste 201, Raleigh 27615 • Website • (located inside The Center of Natural Wellness)

Transgender

Transgender

  • DBT Skills Class for Trans and Gender Nonconforming People • 1005 Broad St. Durham, NC 27705 • 919-322-9355 • eliogburnlcsw@gmail.com • DBT skills to help manage difficult emotions, handle stress, and improve relationships. Ages 15 & up. Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 starting Jan 14, 2015. Contact Eli Ogburn, LCSW 919-322-9355 or Meredith Hancock, LCSW 919-275-2216 for intake.
  • Durham Gender Alliance Group • Website
  • El Centro Hispano • Website
  • Great stuff on the web • Website • Internet Resources (YouTube, websites, etc. that are just great)
  • LGBT Center of Raleigh • Website • Supporting the Gender Spectrum
  • Name Gender Documentation • Website • Changing Your Name/Gender
  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition • Website • Transgender Discussion Group
  • Planned Parenthood (Raleigh Health Center) • Website
  • Spanish only Support Group • Eno River Universalist Church, Durham • Every other Sunday @ 3pm
  • T.I. Member Recommended • Website • Local Resources (doctors, business, etc. in and around the triangle)
  • Trans positive Media • Website • Transgender in the Media (movies, books, musicians by and for gender non-conforming)
  • Transgender Professionals • Website
  • Triad Gender Association • Website
  • UNC GLBTQ Center • Website • Trans Talk Tuesday
  • UNC Greensboro Trans* Support Group • Email • Email for details

Transportation

Transportation

  • All-Points Personal Transportation • Website

Travel/Vacation

Travel/Vacation

  • Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau • 421 Fayetteville St Ste 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601-2995 • 919-834-5900 • visit@visitRaleigh.comWebsiteFacebookTwitter • Greater Raleigh is the perfect travel destination because it's so many destinations in one: unique restaurants, festivals, cultural centers and sports-all surrounded by luscious greenery! Offering official tourism information.
  • Jet Set Tourism • 8601 Six Forks Road Suite 400, Raleigh NC • 919-521-8111 • info@bookjetset.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Travel Agency dedicated to global exploration. Able to get you everywhere you want to go in any style of travel available.
  • Triangle Travel Service - Alex Jones • Email
  • Lundy Charters • Website

Veterinarians

Veterinarians

  • Holly Springs Veterinary Hospital • 1050 N. Main St., Holly Springs, NC 27540 • 919-567-1775 • Website

Wedding & Marriage Services

Wedding & Marriage Services

  • Alloys by Design - Audrey Dean • 919-622-6199 • Website
  • Arthur Murray Dance Center Cary • 1263 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary NC • 919-380-7880 • info@caryarthurmurray.comWebsite • Assisting in planning for a very memorable "first dance" as well as a lifetime of dancing special moments. Celebrate your marriage with the first dance of a lifetime!
  • Randal Calloway (DJ 360) • Website
  • Samantha L. Heart - Heart to Heart Ceremonies • 919-373-4267 • Website • For All Life’s Events
  • The King's Daughters Inn • 204 N. Buchanan Blvd, Durham NC • 919-354-7000 • functions@thekingsdaughtersinn.comWebsiteFacebookTwitter • Nestled in the heart of Durham's Trinity Park, an event at the Inn inspires memories that no large hotel venue can provide. Offering exclusive use of the entire inn for weddings.
  • The Matthews House • 317 W. Chatham St,. Cary NC • 919-467-1944 • eparker@tmhcary.comWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn • Historic home located in a picturesque setting on Cary's historic Chatham Street. Perfect for weddings and receptions of all sizes. Offering onsite catering and an in-house bakery.
  • Orangerie Events • 223 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC • WebsiteFacebook • Creative North Carolina wedding planning & event design boutique. Wedding and Special Event Planning - everything from full-service planning to day-of coordination.
  • Nash Roberts - vocals, guitar, management • Website • on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theband.shakedown Twitter: @shakedownbandnc
  • North Carolina Museum of Art • 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC • 919-839-6262 • mgreer@ncartmuseum.orgWebsiteFacebookTwitter • Offering the surroundings of award-winning architecture, beautifully manicured landscapes, and masterpieces of art. Turnkey service and amenities in a modern atmosphere make an event stand out as a matrimonial masterpiece.
  • Randy Taylor Weddings • Raleigh NC • 919-745-7649 • Randy@RandyTaylorWeddings.comWebsiteFacebookTwitter • A professional wedding officiant/minister providing wedding services throughout North Carolina and specializing in officiating personalized wedding ceremonies.

Youth Services

Youth Services

  • Helping Families Support their LGBT Children • Website
  • Hope for Teens • Facebook • anti-bullying organization located in Wake County
  • InterAct of Wake County: Domestic Violence • 919-828-7740 • Website
  • InterAct of Wake County: Sexual Assault • 919-828-3005 • Website
  • North Carolina MENTOR • Website and www.nc-mentor.com
  • PFLAG Triangle • 919-354-2999 • pflagtriangle@gmail.comWebsiteFacebook • PFLAG Triangle is a volunteer group providing support, advocacy and education to serve parents, families, friends, youth and LGBTQ individuals. Monthly Raleigh (3rd Wed.) and Durham (1st Thurs.) confidential support meetings.
  • Safe Schools NC • contact@safeschoolsnc.comWebsiteFacebook • A statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for LGBTQIA students and educators in North Carolina that offers training and confidential advice to students, teachers, and parents.
  • The Trevor Project • 866-488-7386 • Website
  • Wrenn House/Haven House Crisis Line • 919-832-7866 • Website

Other Services

Other Services

  • Gateway to Health & Performance - Melanie Dean • 919-961-3092 • Website
  • Linden R Gibson • 919-754-7006 • coexistthrulove@gmail.com • Interpreter for the Deaf
  • Nathanson Adoption Services • Raleigh • 919-844-5212 • Website
  • Olive Designs - Graphic Design Studio • 704-430-0866 • EmailFacebook
  • Stay Here with Me (Lesbian Suicide Prevention) • Website
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The Trevor Project  blockbullets 866-488-7386
Suicide Prevention Lifeline blockbullets 800-273-8255

Wrenn House/Haven House Crisis Line

  • 919-832-7866

InterAct of Wake County

  • Domestic Violence - 919-828-7740
  • Sexual Assault - 919-828-3005