Health & Wellness

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.

Rainbow Yoga: North Star hosts Healing Vibes by Lana for yoga classes, on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm. This is for folks 14+, with a suggested donation of $10-15 (no one turned away!). Some mats, etc. will be available, please bring your own if you have one!

Self-Care Nights: On 2nd Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm, join us for relaxing activities, soft lighting, aromatherapy, etc. and give yourself a healthy dose of love! We talk lightly about mental health and how to show ourselves good care.

Social & Support

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

Bisexual Social & Peer Support: A group of bi & pan folks getting together to find community and offer each other some peer support for whatever’s going on in our lives. (Questioning folks & allies also welcome.) Typically every other Saturday, 5-6:30pm (check our calendar).

Trans Women & Trans Femmes Group: A group of trans women & trans-feminine folks getting together to find community, new friends, and support. Please view our calendar for upcoming dates.

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

AA & Al-Anon meetings: The Alcoholics Anonymous “Rainbow Room” group for LGBTQ folks meets at North Star. Al-Anon is a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics. Please see our calendar for upcoming times.

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.

Arts & Education

QYA Book Club: We’re an all-ages book club reading Queer Young Adult books. This is an open, fun and relaxed group that typically meets on the last Sunday of the month. Check our calendar or get in contact for details and the current book title.

Writing Night: Writers and anyone interested in writing– come and get some writing done. All kinds of writing & levels of experience (or no experience) welcome. Typically meets 2nd Thursdays, 7-9pm. Come find community with fellow LGBTQ writers, talk about what we’re working on, and get some words on paper (or laptop).

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.

We also hold many other events and programs — art events, social opportunities, potlucks, movie screenings, workshops, 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.