OUR COMMUNITIES & VALUES
Our empathy-led philosophy celebrates the magnificent spectrum in the LGBTQ+ community while encouraging all people to be treated with dignity and respect. As an LGBTBE (LGBT-Certified company), we are proud to support our community through both philanthropic efforts and our clients, including the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Queer|Art, Guilford Green Foundation, Voces Latinas, Triad Health Project, and Amida Care.
A Great Idea for community.
LGBTQ+ Health Fairs of Durham 2024
Created and managed by the team at the Durham LGBTQ+ Center, the goal of this semi-annual event is to bridge gaps in access to service while also finding quality care from affirming resources. We are proud to sponsor the program for the year.
Creating Change Conference 2024
A Great Idea was a proud Mentor Sponsor of this conference produced by The Task Force which brings together LGBTQ+ activists across the country to collectively discuss and organize actions to advance queer liberation and its many intersections with anti-racism, transgender rights, reproductive rights, etc.
The Oldest Profession Podcast: Season 6 Sponsor
As part of our commitment to advancing equity and bodily autonomy for all people across the gender and identity spectrum, A Great Idea supports that provide insightful and engaging content to advance the decriminalization of queer people as well as those who engage in s*xwork. This unique podcast series combines the modern and historical experience of s*xworkers is a valuable contribution to these conversations, and we are proud to be a sponsor.
Green Queen Bingo: Annual Sponsor
As a longtime sponsor of the event, A Great Idea stepped up to support this year entirely to ensure that during an election year, there was community support for our drag performer community, services that address many of the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in Guilford County, and assure that queer representation must be present in the face of legislators attempting to pass increasingly homophobic and transphobic laws. Bingos across the country are unifying nights of celebration and joy that also present opportunities to demonstrate community power and impact. We are proud supporters of this year's events.
LGBTQ+ Health Fairs of Durham 2023
Created and managed b the Durham LGBTQ+ Center, the goal of this semi-annual event is to bridge gaps in access to service while also finding quality care from affirming resources. We are proud to sponsor the program for the year.
We are proud to be a sponsor of this event. This is a space to celebrate and share the diverse cultures, identities, and experiences of the local Latinx LGBTQ community. Organizers from El Centro Hispano aim to create an event that fosters unity, inclusivity, and empowerment by show casing our community’s talents while providing social, healthcare, and advocacy resources, and family fun.
The Oldest Profession Podcast: Season 5 Sponsor
As part of our commitment to advancing equity and bodily autonomy for all people across the gender and identity spectrum, A Great Idea supports that provide insightful and engaging content to advance the decriminalization of queer people as well as those who engage in s*xwork. This series that combines the modern and historical experience of s*xworkers is a valuable contribution to these conversations, and we are proud to be a sponsor. Learn more.
Red Ribbon Day 2023
We are annual supporters of Triad Health Project's awareness days to increase community engagement with the impact of HIV/AIDS and our ongoing fight to end the epidemic. We are committed to this work and proud supporters of this event.
Every Day, Say 'Gay'
The Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network of North Carolina and A Great Idea partnered to encourage community members to lift their voice and joining with others to advance equity + justice to combat homophobia, transphobia, and other injustices that impact those in the queer spectrum. Through an original postcard campaign as well as presence at several LGBTQ+ events (including Pride in Durham and Greensboro), nearly a thousand participants had their images taken and took steps to contact their representatives. Check out the site here.
Launch issue of bell
We believe small-to-midsize businesses like ours can make a meaningful impact in our communities through supporting grassroots, peer-led initiatives. We are proud to be a 2020 Durham Pride sponsor and especially to support the launch of the LGBTQ Center of Durham’s first Pride Zine which features poetry, art, sculpture and writing from some of Durham’s most talented Trans, Gay and Queer Artists. We are passionate about supporting BIPOC leadership, as well as trans and queer community voices and creativity with love and resources.
Power Beyond Pride
In the fall of 2019, we are excited to be bringing the grassroots project Power Beyond Pride to life with the support of local volunteers and organizations. Starting with a great idea, the steering committee is building a monthly forum series that brings people together to discuss what the future of the LGBTQ+ community can look like in central North Carolina.
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