PrideLife Expo 2022

April 2nd, 2022

9am - 3pm

Register now for free tickets!

Harmony: NC LGBT+ Allied Chamber of Commerce & the LGBT Center of Raleigh are proud to present PrideLife Expo 2022!

Be a part of PrideLife Expo 2022, the largest ever exposition of businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations in North Carolina, that want to connect with, support and serve the LGBTQ+ community. Presented by the Harmony and LGBT Center of Raleigh. The PrideLife Expo brings together members of all ages from the LGBTQ+ community and local businesses and service providers in a fun, educational and welcoming environment.

EVENTS

9:00AM
OPEN EXHIBITOR FLOOR

Visit with more than 130 exhibitors who love and support the LGBTQ+ community. Some of them are LGBT owened and operated; all others identify as allies.

ALL DAY
GENDER & NAME CHANGE CLINIC
ROOM 8B

Representatives from the NC Central University School of Law will be explaining the steps needed to legally change a person's name and/or gender marker.

ALL DAY
SPILL THE T
ROOM 9

"Spill the T" is a space for folks to listen to the stories of transgender community members and ask questions. Respect is key!

ALL DAY
HIV/STI TESTING & COVID VACINATIONS
ROOM 7A

Wake County Health and Human Services will be providing confidential HIV/STI testing, counseling and other resources at no cost throughout the day. In addition, they will also be providing covid vacinations and FREE covid home test kits while supplies last.

ALL DAY
LOW SENSORY ZONE
ROOM 5

Need a quiet space to relax and get away for a few minutes from the fun and excitement of the expo? Our Low Sensory Zone is for you! Here you’ll find a soothing, comfy space where you can let your introvert flag fly!

ALL DAY
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
ROOM 7B

Are the businesses you use LGBTBE certifed? Stop by and learn about the importance of supplier diversity, why it matters, and what it takes to get certified. We encourage all exhibitors, to stop by when they take a break from their booth.

ALL DAY
STEP/REPEAT MEDIA PHOTOS
LOBBY

Get your glam on or ham it up with funny props in front of our media wall for some free photos of your PrideLife Expo Experience. Walk the red carpet like your fancy self was always meant to be seen. Provided by ExperiLUX Events

10AM, 11AM, 1PM & 2PM
DRAG QWEEN STORY HOUR
ROOM 8A

Drag Qween Story Hour Triangle is hosting several story times and kids crafts. They will have a variety of craft supplies available in between stories. Join Emory Starr, “The Sugar Qween”, along with Stormie Daie, and other Triangle area drag performers for laughs, dancing, and more!

12PM
RIBBON CUTTING/GUEST SPEAKERS
ROOM 1 STAGE

Ribbon cutting for this inaugural event with Gov. Roy Cooper (invited), Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and Dr. Aretina Hamilton, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the City of Raleigh. Broadcast on the big screens in both rooms.

12:30PM
COMMON WOMAN CHORUS
ROOM 1 STAGE

The Common Woman Chorus will be singing three songs directly after the ribbon cutting. We will be broadcasting their performance to both exhibitor rooms.

1:30PM
ASK A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
ROOM 10

An interactive, open discussion of financial topics relevant to you. Presented by guest speaker Lorraine Johnson with LifeTime Asset Management, LLC. She has been working with the local LGBTQ community since 1995 and understands the disparities on a personal and professional level.

2:30PM
DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY
ROOM 1 STAGE

Attendees who pre-registered for the expo will be eligible to win a number of door prizes. Wining names will be drawn at 2:30pm. You must be present to claim your prize. Prizes are provided by our generous sponsors. To see what prizes are up for grabs, please visit the Expo Help booth in Room1.

3PM
PRIDELIFE EXPO 2022 CLOSED
ROOM 1 STAGE

All good things must come to an end. Just be sure to like us on Facebook or Instagram and sign up for our mailing list for next year’s expo.

Who We Are:

  • Harmony: NC LGBT+ Allied Chamber of Commerce, is an affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
  • LGBT Center of Raleigh, serves, empowers, and advocates for the well-being of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.

Who, When & Where:

The PrideLife Expo will feature agencies, organizations, businesses, health care providers, housing providers and non-profits in the Triangle area that welcome, respect, serve and support the LGBTQ+ community. Exhibitors and seminars will be geared towards the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages. (Exhibitors that deliver services specifically to the over-50 population will feature an identifying logo on their booths and in the brochure.)

PrideLife Expo 2022 will be held on April 2, 2022 at the McKimmon Center on the NC State University Campus. The Expo will provide over 180 vendor exhibiting opportunities.

Map of McKimmon Conference & Training Center location
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Benefits of Participating:

  • COMMUNITY - The Triangle’s LGBTQ+ community is diverse and shows up in large numbers to support community-focused events. For the community, this is an opportunity to interact with a wide range of professionals, businesses, non-profits and service providers who support you and want to fulfill your needs. For exhibitors, this is a unique opportunity to show support for this community and garner valuable market share in a demographic that has demonstrated long-term loyalty to businesses who serve their needs in a respectful, affirming way.
  • VISIBILITY – As a professional, business, non-profit or service provider this is your best opportunity to create a memorable brand for your offerings and to be acknowledged for your desire to connect with and serve LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages. For attendees, this is a time to appreciate the size and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and support our PrideLife Expo Exibitors.
  • DIVERSITY – Over 120 exibitors and thousands of attendees of all ages, races and cultural backgrounds will gather in a welcoming, educational and dynamic enviroment to connect with and learn about the many resources available to the community.
  • ACCESSIBILITY – We want everyone to be able to attend the PrideLife Expo and are working to ensure the event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Those who have questions or concerns about accomodations should contact us.

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