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Published: 3:14PM SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

by DJ Simmons

North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center is celebrating its reopening and 10th anniversary in Winston-Salem this Saturday.

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10th Anniversary Celebration
Press Release

North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center Celebrates Grand Reopening and 10th Anniversary in Winston-Salem, NC

 

Winston-Salem, NC — Sept 5, 2023 — North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center is proud to announce the highly anticipated grand reopening of its facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This momentous event coincides with the center's remarkable 10th anniversary, marking a decade of unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity, support, and empowerment within the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

Established in 2013, the North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center has served as a beacon of hope and acceptance for individuals across the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation. The center's dedication to providing a safe and welcoming space has contributed significantly to building a stronger, more connected LGBTQ+ community in the Winston-Salem region.

 

North Star will be celebrating the reopening and 10th anniversary for the entire month starting this weekend. The center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Crafty Queers, held every second Saturday of the month, will be working with tin; the traditional gift for 10th anniversaries. On Sept 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, North Star will be hosting a reception with sweets and treats, open to the public. 

 

"North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center's grand reopening is a celebration of resilience, progress, and the unwavering spirit of our community," said Cindia Gonzalez, chair of the board of directors of the Center. "We are immensely proud to reach this milestone and extend our gratitude to the community, partners, and allies who have supported us throughout the years. As we embark on this new chapter, we renew our commitment to providing a safe haven for self-discovery, advocacy, and empowerment."

 

The North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center's 10th anniversary and grand reopening event will be open to the public. All members of the LGBTQ+ community, their allies, and supporters are invited to attend and share in the celebration. Giveaways and gift bags will be given out to visitors, while supply lasts. 

 

For more information about the North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center's grand reopening event and its ongoing initiatives, please visit www.northstarwsnc.org or follow the center on Facebook and Instagram.

 

About North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center Established in 2013, the North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center serves as a vital hub for the LGBTQ+ community in Winston-Salem, NC. Committed to fostering inclusivity, education, and advocacy, the center offers a wide range of resources, support groups, and events that celebrate diversity and promote understanding. With a decade of impactful service, the center continues to shine a light on the path toward equality and acceptance. END

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Give out day 2023 winnerS

North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center is thrilled to announce that we have proudly secured the prestigious title of Second Place Winner in the Small Southern Region Organizations category for Give OUT Day 2023. This incredible achievement marks our third consecutive victory, and we couldn't be more happier!

Thanks to this well-deserved recognition, our journey towards transformation and rejuvenation continues at full throttle. With the generous funds we've received and prize money, we are all set to bring a fresh, modern flair to our entire Center. Picture this: coffee tables, new sofa, cozy chairs, and so much more! We're going all out to ensure that our space becomes an oasis of safety, comfort, and inspiration for everyone.

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But that's not all! We're on a mission to revitalize our library with a collection that truly represents our diverse community. On July 8th, a spirited team of volunteers will dive into the treasure trove of donated books in our Alice Johnson Jennings Library. They'll organize, weed out, and catalogue the volumes, ensuring that every queer literary gem finds its rightful place.

These funds are an investment in our Center's future, enabling us to expand our horizons and elevate the experiences we offer. Prepare yourself for a cascade of extraordinary events, an array of new amenities, and the continuation of our top-notch programming, designed to delight individuals of all ages. And to accomplish all this, we will be seeking passionate individuals to join our board of directors and help shape the destiny of our vibrant community this Fall.

Let's take a moment to raise our glasses in gratitude to our incredible partners at Fair Witness, who graciously hosted our fabulous "Cocktails for a Cause" event on June 29th. It was a night to remember, as we eagerly awaited the leaderboard results and joyously celebrated the culmination of Pride month. For every drink purchased, Fair Witness generously donated $1, amounting to a remarkable contribution! If you want to relive the unforgettable moments of that evening, we've assembled a captivating gallery of all the photos taken.

At North Star LGBTQ+ Community Center, we're not just a center; we're a thriving hub of connection, support, and exuberance. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we embrace the future, honor our past, and create a haven that truly shines. Together, let's make a difference, celebrate diversity, and uplift one another.

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