HIV/STI testing (free & confidential) is currently offered monthly at the Center, provided in conjunction with POSSE. Come to the Center each last Wednesday between 5 and 7pm.

Gardening @ the AIDS Memorial Garden: Once a month during warm weather, join the Wells Fargo NC Triad Pride Team Member Network to clean up and maintain the garden at Tanglewood Park.

Q&A: Questions & Answers, or Queers & Allies, is a low-pressure, facilitated conversation about what’s going on in our lives. Held each 1st Thursday, 6:30-8pm.

Quinston: Our event series for LGBTQ young professionals- some hosted at the Center, some hosted out and about in Winston.

Safe Zone trainings: These two-hour workshops are designed to help anyone learn more about the LGBTQ community, common terminology, and how to be a better ally to everyone in the community.

Journey Peer Support GroupOpen to GBT men who are over the age of 50, this group gets together for chat, socialization, and support.

Grief Support Group: We are forming a new support group for LGBTQ folks who are dealing with grief, facilitated by a psychotherapist who specializes in grief. Whether your loss was recent or a long time ago, please contact us if you are interested in joining.

Trans Support Group: Open only to those who identify as trans, this group is here to support you through whatever point you are on in your transition.

AA meetings: The Alcoholics Anonymous “Rainbow Room” group for LGBTQ folks meets at the Center; please see our calendar for upcoming times.

Youth Programs: We offer tons of opportunities for folks under 21! Please see our youth programs page for full details.

We also hold many other events and programs — art events, social opportunities, potlucks, movie screenings, happy hours, and more! Please view our calendar and our facebook page for the full list. If you have an idea for an event or group that you’d like to make happen at North Star, please reach out to

We have plans to extend our programs for LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ families with young children, LGBTQ seniors, and everyone! Please contact if you are interested in any particular group or identity and want to be notified when we have programs available.