April 3, 2018
It has come to our attention that this event, that was programmed to occur at the LGBTQ Center of Durham last Saturday, was celebrated at a private residence. This last minute, unauthorized change was the decision of a now former employee of the Center, appearing to be motivated by personal reasons.
We want to applaud the celebration of the event, which showed the resilience, energies and fabulous talents of the GNC and trans communities in our midst, but can’t support such decision, that precluded some people from attending it. It appears to us as disruptive and divisive, without considering the conflicts and harm that would result from it.
In times like this, we want to dearly hold the members of the communities mentioned and assure them that they are, as always, welcome at the Center. We cannot afford to be unnecessarily divided in view of the threats that are in the political environment right now.
During the event, we saw an unsigned document that was circulated with various allegations that throw doubts on the integrity of the Center’s authorities. Such document, of unknown origin, is just that, unfounded allegations, perhaps related to the former employee’s personal views.
We declare our most explicit support on the authorities cited. We are decidedly in favor of a healing process in this regard, moving forward. For additional information, you can contact us.
|Lea S Córdova, MA,MS.
SAGDAC, ODI, Duke Medical School
LGBT Task Force, OIE, Duke University
|J Zirbel, MS, MTS, MDiv.
[J , no pronouns]
Rainbow Community Cares, Inc
Friday, May 1st
Shades of Pride, in conjunction, with The LGBTQ Center of Durham will hold Poetry and Pasta May 1, 2015 to raise money for Shades of Pride's July 2015 Pride event. The event will feature a night of spoken word from Blaize the Poet, Ms. Ego and Stefen Micko. Admission is free but food will be sold. Tickets are available at Eventbrite and donations will be accepted on -line and at the door.
Title: Come watch the pro women's hockey championship game!
Date: Saturday, March 7
Place: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 208 S Mangum St., Durham NC (private event room)
Jamie is hosting the following event, a social event and benefit for our LGBTQ Center:
Come watch the final game of the CWHL, North America's professional women's hockey league, LIVE (on TV!) at Tobacco Road's Durham location.
This is a chance to celebrate women in professional sports, to see some great hockey, and to have some drinks and snacks.
I have reserved the private event room at the sports bar, and we will gather there on Saturday, March 7, at 2pm for the start of the game.
I'm going to pass the hat for optional donations to the LGBTQ Center of Durham (suggested donation $5).
Come join the local queer community, players in local rec hockey leagues and others! Mix and mingle and meet some new friends!