LGBT Center of Raleigh

Mailing Address: 19 West Hargett Street Suite 507 - Raleigh NC 27601 - 919-832-4484

The LGBT Center of Raleigh is physically closed for programs due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but we continue to meet virtually! Those virtual offerings can be found here. If you have questions or are seeking resources, you can call 919-832-4484 seven days a week between the hours of 12pm and 4pm, and your call will be answered by a staff member or volunteer, or you can email info@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

We are holding HIV and STI testing at our new location at 4 North Blount Street in Raleigh every Monday from 5:00 pm to 7:45 pm.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

We Are Recruiting Our Next Chief Executive!

The LGBT Center of Raleigh has been serving and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Raleigh and surrounding areas since 1991; previously operating as Triangle Community Works, and before that as Coalition 807. With a mission of serving, empowering, and advocating for the well-being of the diverse LGBTQ+ communities living in the Triangle and beyond, the LGBT Center of Raleigh envisions an inclusive world where LGBTQ+ people are thriving, equal, and valued members of society.

This Executive Director position offers the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with Board, Staff, and community to re-envision and rebuild a healthy, thriving community center that is committed to understanding and serving the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages, racial and gender identities/expressions, abilities socioeconomic statuses, and geography; one that can become a welcoming and inclusive hub of LGBTQ+ life in Raleigh and surrounding areas.

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The Center is Hiring!

February 14, 2022 --

We are very excited to announce that the Center is recruiting a full-time Office Manager. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small and mighty team that manages the day-to-day operations of the Center.

The Office Manager is a key position responsible for overseeing the Center’s administrative functions, supporting accounting and bookkeeping, managing the CRM and volunteer database, and managing the facility and related vendors.

We’re looking for a  person with strong computer and data entry skills, excellent written communication skills, attention to detail and an ability to work collaboratively as a team. If you’re interested in applying (or know someone who might be), you can view the position posting on Indeed.

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Important Announcement About SAGE Central North Carolina

January 25, 2022 --

An Important Announcement About SAGE Central North Carolina

The LGBT Center of Raleigh and SAGE Central North Carolina are joining together to share this important announcement.

An opportunity has arisen for SAGE Central North Carolina to expand its impact throughout the central portion of the state, and the LGBT Center of Raleigh supports SAGE’s decision to align with another organization. While the home base for SAGE will remain in Raleigh, it is expanding its reach throughout the Triangle and central North Carolina.

The LGBT Center will continue to offer programming for LGBTQ older adults, while SAGE will be able to expand its offerings through its core programs: education, advocacy, and programs to foster social interaction.

Our organizations will continue to collaborate, and we are currently looking at opportunities to provide joint programming that will augment one another’s efforts.

While more information from both organizations will follow in the coming weeks, we are sharing responses to anticipated frequently asked questions below.

Dolph Goldenburg
he/him
Interim Executive Director
LGBT Center of Raleigh

Les Geller
he/him
Coordinator
SAGE Central North Carolina

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Moving forward

January 21, 2022 --

In April 2019, we announced that Lindsey Lughes would join the Center as our new Executive Director, following a national search conducted by our board. Lindsey had an impressive background in LGBTQ+ non-profit work. We were excited to have her lead our organization, which is one of the few in North Carolina to provide life-saving resources and programming to the LGBTQ+ community.

However, last summer we discovered some unusual financial activity in our books. After consulting with our accounting contractor and enlisting a law firm to investigate, Lindsey was placed on an immediate suspension. After a more thorough investigation, her employment was terminated. All of us at the Center were devastated and felt betrayed by Lindsey’s actions.

Nonprofits are particularly vulnerable to fraud for a variety of reasons, and unfortunately are less likely to report fraud to law enforcement for fear of reputation damage. We, however, made the intentional decision to quickly refer this to law enforcement and a criminal investigation is underway by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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Roller Derby: A Sport for Everyone

by LaKrisha Mauldin
August 27, 2020

Roller Derby

We walked into United Skates of America in Raleigh one Sunday morning, not knowing exactly what to expect. When my son came out as transgender, there did not seem to be a place for him in sports. Since his gender identity did not match the gender marker on his birth certificate, simply registering for a youth sport became impossible. But, roller derby was supposed to be different, more inclusive.

History of Roller Derby

Roller derby began as a thrilling depression era escape. Since its inception, roller derby has been a more inclusive sport than most.

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