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2017 Equality NC Gala

  • Raleigh Marriott Center City 500 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)


Equality NC Foundation's eleventh annual Equality Gala returns Saturday, October 21, 2017, in beautiful downtown Raleigh (Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC). 

Equality NC is excited to announce the 11th Annual Equality NC Gala will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Though located in the center of downtown Raleigh, Equality NC's reach extends throughout the Old North State as the oldest state-based equality organization not only in North Carolina, but also in the United States. Since our founding in 1979, we have been dedicated to our mission to secure equal rights and justice for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.

This premier statewide Equality event will bring record numbers of LGBTQ North Carolinians and allies together for an all-new, evening celebration of our recent victories and more than that will set the stage for another unprecedented year of Equality engagement. This will be a record-breaking night of celebration and ceremony after one of the biggest years in our fight for Equality -- from the NC General Assembly, to the US Supreme Court, to communities all across our great state. Join us for this spectacular event.

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About the Raleigh Marriott City Center

The Raleigh Marriott City Center provides all of the services and amenities you've come to expect from a Four Diamond hotel - and a few extras designed to provide an unforgettable experience. Our beautiful Gala hotel is located on Fayetteville Street, in the center of Raleigh's revitalized downtown.

  • Guests will enjoy small conversation areas, access to wireless connectivity in a newly-redesigned and inviting modern space.
  • After a multi-million dollar re-concept to the restaurant space in 2014, RYE Bar & Southern Kitchen offers a refined take on traditional Southern cuisine, inspired by the bounty of quality ingredients from North Carolina and surrounding farmers. RYE Bar features carefully selected local and regional craft beers, an innovative cocktail menu, and a premium wine list.
  • The Marriott’s Four Diamond level accommodations are not only convenient and connected to the new Raleigh Convention Center, but opens to Fayetteville Street - North Carolina’s “New Main Street” with vibrant entertainment, dining, arts, museums and festivities.
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