Wednesday, July 27th-Movie Night with Shades of Pride - “Paris is Burning” LGBTQ Center of Durham, 114 Hunt St. Durham, NC 27701 7-10 p.m. The 1990 documentary focus on drag queens of color living in New York City and their “house” culture. The film has been heralded as an invaluable documentary of the lives of African American and Latino gay and transgender communities and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.

Thursday, July 28-Shades of Pride Town Hall Meeting - “That Invisible Line7-9 p.m. LGBTQ Center of Durham, 114 Hunt Str. Durham, NC 27701 A panel featuring members of the Triangle community discussing how the letters of the LGBTQ community can come together and address common issues. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.

Saturday-July 30 - Workshops - 10 am to 4 pm - LGBTQ Center of Durham. Description of workshops are available.

  • Crowdsourcing the Afterlife (10 am)
  • AMP (Antibody Mediated Prevention)- discussion or ongoing research study. - 10 a.m.
  • Depression in the LGBT Community, When Gay Doesn’t Always Mean Happy (11 a.m.)
  • Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Recipes for Resilience (11 a.m.)
  • Deeply Rooted: A Look Back to the Basics of Advocacy to Inform our Future (noon),
  • So You Want to Write a Book? Professionalism, Publishing and the Pitfalls of Going It Alone, (1 pm)
  • Gay and Greek- Discussion of the LGBT Greek movement (1 p.m.)
  • How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes-A Few Simple Steps and Common Sense (2 p.m.)
  • PReP workshop-discussion of HIV prevention strategy (3 p.m.)

All workshops are free and open to the public. Workshops will last up to an hour and donations are accepted. Workshop times may be changed based on interest.

Saturday-July 30- Pride. A teaser of Sampson McCormick “A Tough Act to Follow” will be shown at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The documentary film follows some of the experiences of Sampson McCormick (Sampson) a touring black LGBT stand-up comic and writer. McCormick, a NC native, has been featured at previous Shades of Pride events and is an international regard and award winner performer. A Tough Act to Follow was recently showcased during Reel Affirmations presented The DC Center and starts Darryl Stephens of Noah’s Arc, Adele Givens of Def Comedy Jam, Queens of Comedy and others.

Sunday, July 31-Pride in the Park, Forest Hill Park, 1639 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707 - Worship Service 10:30 a.m. featuring Pastor Rico Beasley Mungin of Refresh Church, Fayetteville, NC.

Vendor Expo noon to 6 p.m. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshment will be served.