They just held an event with The Butchies and Team Dresch for Pride weekend, and have all sorts of cool stuff going on, ranging from drag and burlesque shows to live music to weekly Harry Potter watchings.
No need to worry: Durham is a magical queer-lovin’ haven in NC. I moved here from Miami to begin a graduate program at Duke, and one of my biggest concerns as a baby-gay moving to the South was whether or not I would be the only queer in town, floating haplessly along like lonely gay tumbleweed.It also has the benefit of being within walking distance of Whiskey, one of my favorite places to find a fancy cocktail in Durham.One of my favorite things about Durham is the food.Varnell promised that last month's speed dating event wouldn't be the last.
When Amendment One, which amended the constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman, passed in May this past year, Durham voted 70% against (and if you drive around Durham’s neighborhoods, you will occasionally see hand-painted signs asserting this fact). It’s located downtown, near several other good bars: Surf Club, Fullsteam, and Motorco.I wrote about Select Sitters, a local babysitting service, hosting a babysitter "speed dating" event back in March.Like most babysitting services, Select Sitters requires interviews and background checks for all caregiver candidates.), and Whole Foods (621 Broad St), because where there is chicken-fried tofu, there be queers.Finally, Durham’s food truck scene has exploded over the last year or so."We want to provide that opportunity to meet some sitters so they feel a little bit more comfortable." During the speed dating events, childcare will be provided so parents can focus on getting to know the prospective sitters.