‘TransGiving’: Raleigh LGTBQ center has a seat at the table for everyone

LGBT Center of Raleigh is putting on 'Transgiving,' an event aimed at providing community and friendship to trans folks who don't always have a warm reception with family this time of year. (Shutterstock)

By Leah Sherrell

November 22, 2023

Thanksgiving can be a hard time to be around family, especially for those in the trans community. The LGBTQ Center of Raleigh invites those looking for good community and good food to stop in for a Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving is for everyone. Which is why the LGBT Center of Raleigh is putting on “TransGiving” Friday at 1 p.m.

The day after Thanksgiving community members of all ages are welcome to enjoy food, games, and a welcoming space for people of all gender identities.

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Open since 2010, the LGBT Center of Raleigh aspires to live in a world “where LGBTQ+ people are thriving, equal, and valued members of society.”

Their calendar is full of programs like the Queer YA Book Club, LGBTQ Veterans Group, and Queer Artist Collective.

Visitors can also find resources on topics like Queer life, youth and family, health and wellness, and gender expansive communities.


  • Leah Sherrell

    Leah Sherrell is a multimedia reporter for Cardinal & Pine. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, she's a resident of Kernersville with a background in video production and communication. Leah uses many forms of media to explore the multifaceted lifestyles and cultures present in North Carolina.


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