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Celebrate June 2019 Pride Month Across the Triangle

“RaleighJoin the LGBT Center of Raleigh and celebrate Pride: Wake County Commissioners are declaring June NC LGBTQ Pride Month to recognize LGBTQ identifying communities in Wake County.

June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots in Manhattan. In recognition of queer liberation, the LGBT Center of Raleigh is participating in several partnerships with local businesses and organizations for the entire month of June.

Attend one of the many Events Around the Triangle and participate in a countywide recognition to advocate for the protection and respect of LGBTQ individuals – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Why is Pride Month a big deal? It’s an official acknowledgement by our local government that the possibility of bringing acceptance and affirmation of LGBTQ people is real. It opens the door for spreading a message of love to all 100 counties in North Carolina that currently lack resources and information about the LGBTQ community.

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Why You Should Attend Out! Raleigh 2019

outraleigh2019 Listen to LoveIf you’re busy this weekend — or if you haven’t heard — it’s time to step out loud and proud on Fayetteville Street for Out! Raleigh 2019.

This Saturday, more than 60,000+ people are expected to celebrate LGBTQIA+ visibility in the Capital City. On this special day, all communities will feel the thrill and excitement of Raleigh’s most affirming and welcoming festival all year.

While you’re debating your options, let me tell you why you should attend — and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the event.

Why Attending Out! Raleigh 2019 Matters

Whether you know it or not, Out! Raleigh isn’t the only event this weekend. Now that North Carolina’s queer culture is starting to flourish, there are similar events like Southern Fried Queer Pride in Durham all weekend long. It’s easy to get confused as why two LGBTQ events are running at the same time.

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Lindsey Lughes named as new Executive Director

It is my absolute pleasure to announce that the search committee has hired Lindsey Lughes as the next Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Lindsey comes to us with a plethora of experience in LGBT non-profit work, including her most recent position at the LGBTQ Center of Central Pennsylvania. Lindsey already has strong ties to the Triangle and I hope you’ll welcome her back with open arms when she and her family arrive next month. Lindsey’s official term will begin on June 1, 2019.

In solidarity,
Dr. Stephanie Andrea Allen

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Stephanie Andrea Allen, Ph.D. {She/Hers}
Chairperson, Board of Trustees | Volunteer | Program Manager

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Personal Lessons in Nonprofit Leadership from Executive Director James Miller

james“I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure.” 

Over the better half of a decade, I have had the honor and the privilege to lead the LGBT Center of Raleigh. The mistakes made, the lessons learned… the pain and the pleasure. The work we all contributed in order to make Raleigh and North Carolina a better place for all people.

In order to air some wisdom before the roast tonight, I wanted to leave all of you with a few things that I have learned along the way, and things I hope future leaders in the nonprofit movement will embrace.

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Fully Integrating LGBTQ Employees in the Workplace

Elaine Martin Power of Diversity

Creating a positive and inclusive workplace has been a part of cultural discussions for a while, yet many companies struggle with how to fully integrate LGBTQ employees and include diversity in their overall talent management strategy.

This is where Elaine Martin steps in. She owns and advises companies on ways to create an inclusive work environment for attracting prospective LGBTQ employees, particularly transgender individuals.

Elaine spoke about how to locate organizations that promote diversity on February 20, 2019 at the LGBT Center of Raleigh. During her talk, Elaine outlined several policies companies implement to address discrimination, unfair treatment, and harassment, as well as ways to encourage a healthy work environment. Below are some key points from her presentation.

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