See what RBPN has to offer at one of our two scheduled monthly events!

Each month we host two events, a social which fosters LGBTQA professional community connections and a dinner were a guest speaker discusses topics important to the LGBTQA community. For the latest information about upcoming events join our mailing list.

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Join us for our next Dinner Meeting on
Wednesday, June 12th at
18 Seaboard in Raleigh
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Join us for our Monthly Social on
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at
Humble Pie, 317 S Harrington St, Raleigh
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Meeting May 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

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18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604

Ames Simmons
Director of Transgender Policy
Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons

Ames will address how federal assaults on trans healthcare have affected state policy, and the ways that we can respond as an LGBTQ community. Please join us for this important talk from an engaging expert in our community.

Equality North CarolinaAmes Simmons is Equality NC’s Director of Transgender Policy. He attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, and Emory University Law School where be obtained a juris doctor degree.

Ames is Equality NC’s lobbyist at the North Carolina General Assembly and advocates for public policy on priority issues affecting the transgender community. Ames serves as a resource to connect trans and gender non-conforming people in North Carolina with resources via community engagement, public education and outreach. He previously served for almost two decades as in-house counsel at a healthcare consulting company based in Atlanta.

Ames serves on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Campaign, including service on the Healthcare Equality Index National Advisory Council. His policy activism emphasizes diversity and inclusion with focus on transgender justice.

Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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