About Us

North Star is Winston-Salem’s first LGBT Community Center. The Community Center opened on September 21, 2013! The Center offers many educational, social, and collaborative activities for the whole community in the Piedmont/Triad area.

North Star welcomes Equality Winston-Salem as a partner of North Star. Go to Equality Winston-Salem’s website for further information.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the North Star Center is to “To foster community across intersecting identities through advocacy, compassion, education, and service.”

Center Minutes, Records, and Reports

Please click here for links to all North Star Board Meeting minutes, records, and reports.

Board Members

  • George Dukes, Chair
  • Christine Regan, Vice-chair
  • Connie Miller, Secretary
  • Mary Jamis
  • Dirk Robertson
  • Wren Wilson
  • Liam Hooper

Friends of North Star Advisory Board

  • Latoya Cheek
  • Teresa Carter
  • Dr. Suzanne Reynolds
  • Robert Rominger

Board Committees and Contacts

  • Executive (George Dukes, Christine Regan, Connie Miller)
  • Personnel (Liam Hooper)
  • In Good Company (Mary Jamis)

Interested in joining a committee? Fill out our volunteer form.

North Star Donors


Arcus Foundation
North Star was a 2015 and 2016 Grant Recipient of the Arcus Foundation
44 West 28th Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Adam Foundation
North Star was a 2013, 2014, and 2015 Grant Recipient of the Adam Foundation
PO BOX 21113
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1113

Wells Fargo
North Star was a 2013 Community Partner Program Grant Recipient
916 W. 4th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101

The Winston-Salem Foundation
North Star was a 2015 September Community Grant Recipient
751 W Fourth St, Suite 200
Winston Salem, NC 27101


Camino Bakery
Visions Behavioral Health
Top Priority
Lasater Mill House
Maytag Corporation
Blue Moon
Raleigh LGBT Center
First Christian Church of WS
Barnhill Books
Washington Perk
Washington Park Barber Shop
Twin City Hive
The Olio



Steve McGinnis for his purchase of the furniture at the Burke St. location

Mark Biggam In honor of: Dirk Robertson.

Teresa Carter In honor of: grandmother Juanita Carter.

Community & State Partners

Partner LGBT Organizations

Adam Foundation
Campaign for Southern Equality
Interfaith Voice
Out at the Movies
PFLAG Greensboro
PFLAG Winston-Salem
Pride Winston-Salem
Wake Forest University LGBT Center
Wake Forest University Outlaw

Partner Community Organizations

Wake Forest University Elder Law Clinic -LGBT Health Care Rights  
The Shalom Project
North Carolina Aids Action Network