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Gay Briefs Thursday, October 27, 2005 relish staff report Click here to visit original source Triad Takeover Night, a new community event, will begin Friday. It's a social mixer for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. A series of e-mails announce the time and place where a "takeover" is going to happen. The first night will run from 6 to 11 p.m. at Marshall Street Smokehouse and Wine Bar, 924 S. Marshall St. No admission fee will be charged, but donations will be accepted for the Adam Foundation and Guilford Green Foundation. "It's purely a grass-roots social event," Andy Moretz, the president of the Adam Foundation, said in a news release. "People can come alone or bring 15 friends if they like. Takeover Night is a way for us to build stronger social ties within the LGBT community and use the power of technology to create a buzz." For more information or to sign up for the e-mail list, see Triad Equality Alliance began a media campaign this month to educate the public about issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The alliance is using radio, billboard and print ads to communicate its message. The campaign is being financed by donations to the alliance and by the Guilford Green Foundation. "Issues such as gay marriage have largely faded from the headlines in the wake of the 2004 election," Judith Kobler, a co-chairman of the alliance, said in a news release. "But sadly, discrimination continues to be front-and-center for thousands of people in the Triad." For more information, see Johnnetta B. Cole, the president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, will be the honorary chairwoman of the 2005 Winter Walk for AIDS. The walk will be held Dec. 4, beginning and ending at War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., with an opening ceremony at 2 p.m., followed by the walk at 2:30 p.m. The route is a three-mile stroll through Fisher Park and downtown Greensboro. For more information, see or call (336) 275-1654. Martini Night is a time for the gay and lesbian community and its supporters at Speakeasy Jazz. Martini Night is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants can enjoy music, appetizers and a chance to socialize. Martini Night is free, and it is sponsored by the Adam Foundation ( and the Triad Business and Professional Guild ( The Triad Business and Professional Guild meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Airport Marriott in Greensboro. The guild is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote business and social networking for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and its allies. The meetings begin with a social hour (with a cash bar), followed by dinner and a program. For reservations or more information, visit or call (336) 272-4256. The Winston-Salem chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 2690 Fairlawn Drive. For more information, call 760-8865. Metropolitan Community Church of Winston-Salem welcomes worshippers of all sexual orientations, races and ages. The church services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 4105 Patsy Drive. For more information, visit or call 784-8009.