Partnering with Eno River Women’s Rugby Team for LUEWWD XVI

Here’s a fun fact: LUEWWD has raised $101,399 since we started hosting theatrical and competitive women’s arm wrestling fundraisers. Here’s another fun fact: the Eno River Women’s Rugby team helped raise every single one of those dollars. We’ve had a strong relationship with the rugby team since the very first event – which is not …

A Message from the LGBTQ Center of Durham

  Update: $7,700 was raised for the Center at LUEWWD XV! Click here for the results and links to photos.  The LGBTQ Center of Durham (the Center) stands on the shoulders of a rich history of grassroots organizations in Durham who, in responding to the effects of marginalization and oppression, have answered the needs of …

Giselle and Julissa: Siblings benefit from PYO and community mentors

Hope we’ll see you at LUEWWD XIV: Double O LUEWWD on October 15th! The two videos below introduce you to Giselle and her sister Julissa who both took part in Partners for Youth Opportunity’s mentoring program. The videos were put together by students enrolled at the Center for Documentary Studies’ Video Institute this summer. The first, a …

Meet young writer and brand new college student Natasha

Meet Natasha, get to know Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO), and raise funds for PYO on October 15th at LUEWWD XIV: Double O LUEWWD, ladies’ arm-wrestling tournament for charity.   Writing my own happy ending Additional thoughts from PYO Executive Director Julie Wells: “Natasha just headed off for college this week, texting staff the whole way. …

P.Y.O. on center stage at LUEWWD XIV on Oct 15th

UPDATE: LUEWWD XIV: Double O LUEWWD was awesome! More than $7,500 was raised and will go towards Partners for Youth Opportunity’s Girls Empowerment Project. Thank you to everyone who attended. The contestants and entourages were incredible. Photos to be posted soon! We are already having a blast planning LUEWWD XIV: Double O LUEWWD with its beneficiary Partners …

LUEWWD XIII all the details

The LUEWWD organizers have been busy lining up the details for LUEWWD XIII and with this event approaching fast, we’ve got four pieces of information we wanted to share with you. First, the date! LUEWWD XIII will be on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 (doors open at 8:00) Second, we’re moving! That’s right, we’ve literally grown out of our space at …

Karaoke Machine? Paddle Boats? Smores?

Every dollar you contribute to QORDS via LUEWWD XII: Express Yourself goes far! Check out the list below… Bring cash to the April 25th event to spend on a bunch of entertaining things or donate online ahead of the event! Oh, did we mention that emcee Marilyn Manho will be on stage again (this is her last LUEWWD hosting gig — …

Introducing XII’s Community Partner Q.O.R.D.S.

LUEWWD XII: Express Yourself will take place on April 25th at Social Games and Brews in Durham. Not only will Marilyn Manho be our hostess again but we’ll also have Vivica C. Coxx as a special guest!! Event proceeds will be going to Q.O.R.D.S. to fund camp scholarships for female-identified Durham youth (ages 12-17). (event …