LGBT Center of Raleigh

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Women’s Initiative

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The Women’s Initiative: A Program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh is a community that encourages friendship and intellectual exchange with feminists, scholars, and mentors. Our purpose is to create more intersectional and inclusive spaces for the empowerment of women everywhere.

All kinds of people are welcome to learn more at our social and speaker events. Our purpose is to educate all members of the community about women's issues and elevate the voices of women working to help marginalized communities.

Events are open to the public, i.e. organizers do not regulate who attends events and all guests will be admitted with the exception of asking for state-issued ID to serve alcohol. Organizers ask participants to acknowledge and respect the fact that the Women’s Initiative is a program for understanding the struggle of women and subverting existing cisheteropatriarchy. We do not police spaces.

Women's Initiative Events

Women’s Initiative Recurring Monthly Events

Queer Women's Social at the Green Monkey
7:30 pm, 2nd Friday of every month

Thirsty? Even some of the most influential women from history made time for pure recreation and bit of attention. Join us on the second Friday of every month at the Green Monkey – Raleigh's friendliest gay gift shop and bar. Hear the intimate and inspiring stories from queer women of the Triangle; or just kick back, relax, and celebrate your victory over the long work week. Women, trans people, non-binary people, and allies are welcome. Must be 18 or up to attend. 21 or up to drink.

Feminist Speaker Event
7:30 pm, 3rd Wednesday of every month

Engage in a powerful conversation with a prominent leader in our community on the third Wednesday of every month. We are committed to building diversity into our programming, including speakers of color and queer speakers whose voices need to be heard. In order to foster a diverse environment, we actively work to include diverse voices and provide a safe space for everyone who attends our speaking events. This is an alcohol-free event for all folx aged 18 or up.

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