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Meet the LGBT Center of Raleigh's new leader

Meet the LGBT Center of Raleigh's new leader

By Spectrum News Raleigh
PUBLISHED 4:23 PM ET Aug. 31, 2022

The LGBT Center of Raleigh has a new leader, and she is the first woman of color in the position since the nonprofit organization was founded almost 30 years ago.

“There is so much to do. But it is so much excitement surrounding my new position,” said Patricia Corbett, executive director for the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

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Welcome our new Program Coordinator: Gwen Love!

Gwendolyn Love

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Gwendolyn Love (she/they) and I’m from Cleveland, OH. I am a recent UNC-CH grad where I studied African and African American Studies with a focus on Black Sexuality Studies. When I am not at the Center, I am a writer, researcher, and spoken word artist.

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Hummingbird Creative

Hummingbird Creative — Where Ideas Take Flight!

(And It All Started at an Expo!)

Hummingbird Creative Group

When Wendy Coulter attended a Cary Chamber of Commerce expo in 1995, she was just looking for a job and hoping to find opportunities there. But life had other plans that day, and by the time she left, Wendy found herself with three clients who wanted her graphic design services.

Hummingbird Creative Group was born that day 27 years ago and has been soaring ever since.

According to Coulter, the name of the company has many meanings, beyond the fact that it was her nickname in high school. “Hummingbirds can fly forward, backwards, upside down, and sideways. We’ll do whatever it takes to fulfill the needs of our customers, even if we have to fly upside down,” Coulter laughed. “Hummingbirds are also territorial, and that’s what company brands are all about — positioning your unique brand.”

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Interview with Alan King of Workplace Options

An Interview With Workplace Options’ CEO Alan King on Supporting the Center, Pride, and a Diverse Workforce

Workplace Options 40 years

We are excited to announce that Workplace Options (WPO) is returning as the presenting Sponsor of our annual pride event: Out! Raleigh Pride presented by Workplace Options. We are so proud to continue our partnership with this important global provider of wellbeing solutions, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. We recently asked WPO’s President and Chief Executive Officer Alan King to reflect on the company’s four decades of impact.

Alan KingThe Center: Workplace Options has long had a commitment to LGBTQ+ communities, can you share the origin of that commitment?

Alan King: WPO shares the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s vision of an inclusive world “where LGBTQ+ people are thriving, equal, and valued members of society.” As a leading global provider of wellbeing solutions, we know that when people are unable to be their authentic selves, it can have a negative impact on multiple areas of life, including emotional wellbeing. Likewise, people can flourish in environments where they can be true to themselves.

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