LGBTQIA Resource Office

LGBTQIA Resources

LGBTQIA RESOURCE GUIDE for WILMINGTON, NC

This resource guide was assembled by UNCW's LGBTQIA Resource Office. The guide
provides our LGBTQIA students, faculty and staff with the resources necessary for their diverse
needs. It is also an attempt to promote the safety of our LGBTQIA students, faculty and staff in
businesses, organizations, places of worship and services in the Wilmington community.

We have included resources that have identified themselves as one or more of the following:

  • gay-owned
  • have indicated an interest in serving the LGBTQIA community
  • have indicated a specialization in issues of special interest to the LGBTQIA community
  • have staff specially trained to deal with the particular needs of their LGBTQIA clients
  • have communicated that they have a non-discrimination policy with respect to the
    conditions of employment regarding gender identity or sexual orientation
  • have sponsored LGBTQIA community events and organizations
    or have communicated that they are committed to provided a safe and welcoming
    environment for LGBTQIA patrons.

    This guide is not a complete list of all resources available to LGBTQIA students, faculty and
    staff. Any organization who wishes to be considered for this guide should contact the LGBTQIA
    Resource Office at 910-962-2114. Additionally, we reserve the right to remove from this list any
    organization or business that is found to no longer adhere to the policies they have
    communicated. UNCW does not necessarily endorse the views or activities of these listed or businesses.

On-Campus Resources

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LGBTQIA Resource Office
Program Coordinator: Brooke Lambert

Fisher University Union; (910) 962-2114

E- mail: lambertb@uncw.edu 
Website: www.uncw.edu/lgbtqia

The LGBTQIA Resource Office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our office works to create a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA community and contribute to a culturally rich campus. Additionally, the office works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the UNCW Community. We do this through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education and the development of global citizens. All members of the UNCW campus are welcome.
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UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Kent Guion
Contact: (910) 962-2691
Website: www.uncw.edu/diversity

The Office provides avenues for inclusion for minority and non-minority faculty, staff, students, and community members and facilitates collaborative efforts to provide relevant programs and services throughout the year.

Statement on Diversity in the University Community

In the pursuit of excellence, UNC Wilmington actively fosters, encourages, and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance, and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. Diversity is an educational benefit that enhances the academic experience and fosters free exchange of ideas from multiple perspectives. Diversity includes, but is not limited to race, sex, age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status, gender, educational disadvantage, socio-economic circumstances, language, and history of overcoming adversity.

wsrc

UNCW Office of Women's Studies
and Resource Center

Director: Katherine Montwieler
Bear 211; (910) 962-7507 Email: montwielerk@uncw.edu https://uncw.edu/wsrc/index.html

The Women's Studies and Resource Center provides students, faculty, staff, and those in the greater Wilmington community with opportunities to experience the diverse facets of women's lives, hopes and concerns from artistic, historical, and other perspectives. The Center offers an interdisciplinary Women's Studies minor, opportunities for community outreach and an ongoing calendar of co-curricular activities which include workshops, lectures and scholarly panels. Connecting with affiliated faculty, the Women's Studies minor provides diverse intellectual frameworks for investigating issues related to women, gender, and sexuality, including the history and function of gender roles, the construction of gendered identity in diverse cultural contexts, the experience of masculinity and femininity across the lifespan, patterns and consequences of discrimination and privilege, and the development of organized women's social movements.
care

UNCW CARE
910-962-CARE
910-512-4821 (after hours emergencies)

UNCW CARE intervenes on a broad spectrum of violent behaviors, including sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and harassment. We offer a comprehensive variety of violence prevention and relationship education programs, trainings, and educational campaigns to the UNCW campus.

We respond to students who have been victimized, as well as those affected by someone else's experience with abuse or assault, by providing supportive services, including crisis response, individual advocacy and coordination with both on-campus and off-campus resources.

Pride

UNCW PRIDE Student Organization
student.uncw.edu/org/pride

PRIDE was established on campus in 1986 as the Gay and Lesbian Association to meet the needs of the LGBTIQA community. PRIDE is a UNCW student organization dedicated to the recognition of students, faculty, and staff who have individual and unique personalities and would like to discuss current social issues. We primarily deal with issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) communities.

UNCW

UNCW Human Resources
Liz Grimes, Director, Staff Development &
Employee Relations
E-mail: grimese@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3274
https://uncw.edu/hr/

PRIDE was established on campus in 1986 as the Gay and Lesbian Association to meet the needs of the LGBTIQA community. PRIDE is a UNCW student organization dedicated to the recognition of students, faculty, and staff who have individual and unique personalities and would like to discuss current social issues. We primarily deal with issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) communities.

LGBTQIA Resources Off-Campus in Wilmington

Service Groups and Non-Profits
The Frank Harr Foundation
P.O. Box 1568
Wilmington, NC 28402
(910) 763-9923
Coastal Horizons Center, Inc
Willie Stargell Office Park
615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-0187
Coastal Horizons continued
LGBTQ Survivors' Group- Coastal
Horizons Center, Inc.(This is a group for
LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault)
Email: ehughes@coastalhorizons.org
Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons, Inc.
24 hr. hotline 910-392-7460
PFLAG (Parent & Friends of Lesbians and Gays)-
Cape Fear Chapter
Co-Chairs: JC and Raymond Cardwell
Pflagwilmingtonnc@gmail.com
(910) 228-5615
Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.
2901 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 343-0703
Open and Affirming Religious Organizations in Wilmington
("Open and Affirming" means that a place of worship has publicly declared that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are welcome in the full life of its ministry (exp. Worship, membership, leadership and employment.) By providing this information, this Office or UNCW does not endorse the views or activities of any religion, church, or organization.
St. Jude's Metropolitan Community Church
19 N. 26th Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 762-5833
e-mail: stjudes@bellsouth.net
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington
4313 Lake Avenue
Wilmington, N.C. 28403
(910) 392-6454
email: office@uufwilmington.org
Church of the Servant
4925 Oriole Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 395-0616
e-mail: admin@cosepiscopal.com
St. James Episcopal
25 S. 3rd St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-1628
email: ron@stjamesp.org
Unity of Wilmington
717 Orchard Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910)763-5155
email: admin@unitywil.com
First Presbyterian Church
125 South Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910)-762-6688
email: info@firstonthird.org
Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian
3902 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 763-2220
email: junehighfill@gmail.com
Attorneys
The following attorneys and health care providers have expressed an interest in serving LGBTQIA
students and/or have indicated a specialization in issues of special interest to the LGBTQIA community.
Law Firm of Julia Boseman
Julia Boseman, Attorney at Law
juliaboseman@yahoo.com
(910) 547-6975
Law Offices Of Geannine M. Boyette
Geannine M. Boyette
401 Chestnut Street Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-9213
Hager & Associates Law Office, P.C.
Virginia R. Hager
2505 S. 17th Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 796-2044
J. Wesley Canteen
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 12028
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-3301
Health Providers
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
Dr. Catherine Sotir
8108 B Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-2099
Wrightsville Family Practice
1414 South 39th Street
Wilmington, NC 28403-6702
(910) 792-1231
DENTISTS
Sandra Miles Dentistry
Dr. Sandra Miles DDS, PA
1 N. 16th Street
Wilmington NC 28401
(910) 815-0811
THERAPISTS
Insight Wellness Services, Inc.
Tab Ballis, LCSW
Julie Stone, LCSW
311 N. Second Street, Suite 1
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-2106
Honeybee Therapy LLC
Nova Swanstrom , MA, LPA
1606 Physician's Dr. Suite 104
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
(910) 556-9979
Bridge Builders Counseling
Stephanie Hollar, M.A., LPCA
5919 Oleander Drive
Suite 104
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 792-9888
Alpha Counseling Center
3415 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 791-5171
Cheryl Maddux
Delta Behavioral Health
(910) 343-6890
Gay-Owned Businesses
Pine Valley Market (Gourmet Deli)
3520 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-FOOD
Jester's Café
607 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-6555
Hot Dog Stand
822 S 6th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 772-8007
The Old Wilmington Candle Company
25 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-1703
Copycat Print Shop
4107 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403-6837
(910) 799-1500
Michael Moore Antiques
539 Castle St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-0300
Costello's Piano Bar
221 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-9666
Down East Remodeling & Handy Man Services
109 North 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910)742-8247
russ@russelmorgan.com
Full Spectrum Design Firm
Owner-Mary Anne Hewett
1807 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 233-7799
Eddie's Floral Gallery
4710 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 791-0990
Euphoria Hair Salon
KC Harmon
6303 Oleander Drive, Suite 101-B
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-8460
Homoground (Wilmington Podcast featuring queer
music and bands)
homoground@gmail.com
homoground.org
Best Western Coastline Inn
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401-3339
(910)763-2800
Welcoming Businessess
(The following businesses have indicated they are receptive to open LGBT individuals as both patrons and employees.)
Imago Hair Salon
Chad Bean
Katy Limmer Jackson
106 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 772-9377
J Salon
Jonathan Smith
4401-H Oleander Drive, Suite #2
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 352-7494
Moxie Floral Design Studio
Djenana Ninkovic-Owner
116-A Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 202-2695
Jengo's Playhouse
815 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-5995
Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts
310 Chestnutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 632-2285
Inner Strength Physical Therapy
5725 Oleander Dr # B6
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-7009
Crest Fitness Center
Personal Trainer: Adam Freeman
6766 Wrightsville Ave Suite E
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 509-3044
Boseman's Sporting Goods
5050 New Centre Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-5990
Bike Cycles
6801 Parker Farm Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-2545
http://www.bikecycleshop.com/
New Balance of Wilmington
6801 Parker Farm Dr
Suite 135
Wilmington, NC 28405
Restaurants
The Basics
319 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
(910) 343-1050
Yo Sake
33 S. Front St. 2nd Floor
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 763-3172
Indochine
7 Wayne Drive
Market Street at Forest Hills
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 251-9229
Zoe's Kitchen
1011 International Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405-4176
(910) 509-2773
Tidal Creek Organic Co-Op
5329 Oleander Dr # 100
Wilmington, NC 28403-5841
(910) 799-2667
yosakedowntown@yahoo.com
The Little Dipper Fondue on Front St.
138 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 251-0433

Other North Carolina Resources

NCPride
Out Charlotte
Equality North Carolina
LGBT Center of Raleigh
Stonewall Democrats
Log Cabin Republicans
ACLU of North Carolina
Triangle Local Events
Qnotes
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Helpline
Hopeline, Inc.
Additional links