LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603 - 919-832-4484

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Women’s Initiative

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The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Women’s Initiative is a group that seeks to bring together women of all ages and backgrounds within the LGBT Community of the Triangle. This group is open to lesbian-identified and queer women, bisexual women, transgender women, and our allies. Our primary goal is to strengthen our community through empowerment, education, and by providing valuable resources. More than this, however, we want to bring together this diverse group of women to make connections, form bonds, provide support, and create new friendships.

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Women’s Initiative Recurring Monthly Events

First Friday Art Walk Meetup
6:00 pm, 1st Friday of each month

On the first Friday of each month downtown Raleigh’s galleries, studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late for visitors. The LGBT Center participates and features a new artist each month. We can meet at the center before heading to other spots around downtown and finishing up the night with drinks.

Friday Night Pints
7:00 pm, 2nd Friday of each month

Each month we meet at a different craft brewery in the Triangle to kick off the weekend and enjoy some after-work samplings of the best beer the area has to offer. Clear eyes, full glasses can’t lose!

Women’s Support Group
4:00 pm, 3rd Saturday of each month

We meet once a month at the LGBT Center of Raleigh for a confidential discussion group with other lesbian and queer-identified women. The purpose of this group is to support, encourage, and provide resources for the women in our community. We provide a safe space for our members and we invite you to join us to talk about whatever might be going on in your life and to provide support for others in your community. Contact the Support Group

Along with these recurring events, the group also has various meetups throughout the month. Check the calendar for a complete list or follow us on social media!

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Other Women’s Events at the LGBT Center of Raleigh

Lesbian Book Club
3:00 pm, 3rd Sunday of each month

This group meets on the third Sunday of each month at the LGBT Center. It is made up of women who come together to share a common interest in reading books. We are committed to a judgment-free setting where we can have semi-structured discussions about each month’s book selection. Contact for more information.

SAGE Raleigh Lesbian Lunch
monthly at various times and locations

This monthly luncheon is for lesbians over 50. They meet at various locations around Raleigh for a fun meal with good friends.

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