Annual Events

September Events


NC PrideFest 
NC Pride has held 25 pride celebrations in North Carolina since 1981. Festivities currently take place at Duke University's East Campus. The festivities include a street fair - with a variety of LGBTIQA vendors and LGBTIQ-friendly organizations and a Pride Parade to round out the day. Drag queens, drag kings, extravagant rainbow costumes, anti-gay protesters, and rainbow paraphernalia - what more could you want?

PRIDE has attended NC PrideFest as a group since 2008 and has continued going since. It's a fun bonding experience and a great way to meet your fellow PRIDE members!




October Events


National Coming Out Day
An internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) issues. It is observed on October 11 every year by members of the LGBTIQ communities and their allies.

It is highly encouraged for participants on this day to wear gay pride symbols, such as the pink triangle (gay men), the black triangle (gay females), the Greek letter lambda, and rainbows in jewelry and on clothing.


MyStory is held every Fall Semester as part of PRIDE Week on campus. It is the only program of the week that we hold every year.

Come and tell your story! MyStory is an open mic event. Come, sit and eat and listen to your peers share their stories with you - and maybe share one of your own. All forms of self expression are welcome. Drawings, poetry, literature, song, dance, you name it!


December Events

World AIDS Day 
Observed December 1 each year, the day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.



April Events

Southeastern Regional Unity Conference 
Annual gathering of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer identified people and their allies in the Southeast at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

It was founded to create dialogues about the intersections of gender and sexuality with ability, age, class, faith, health, and race/ethnicity, to explore strategies for effective grassroots organizing, and to share work that we and other LGBTIQ activists are doing in the Southeast.


National Day Of Silence 

The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBTIQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, now with hundreds of thousands of students coming together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.

PRIDE takes this event to the next level by instead of being silent, finding other ways to make the UNC Wilmington campus aware of the anti-LGBTIQ language and behaviors that they see everyday.


Divas Live Drag Show
Male & female impersonation is a tradition that dates back all the way to Medieval theater. PRIDE continues this tradition with our annual Divas Live Drag Show, which showcases the best in male and female impersonators from both Wilmington and abroad.

You've seen them at the clubs, you've heard all sorts of things about them, you've wondered what exactly is must be like to be them, now come and get acquainted and educated with one of the oldest and most diverse forms of entertainment!

Last Updated: 20 March 2014 07:36 AM

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